Tag: Baby

Dear Father Hood: are baby classes important?

Full disclosure right up front: my wife and I are big fans of baby classes. Or to put it another way (that kind of resembles Craig David’s 7 Days), my son does Tumble Tots on Monday, goes to singing class on Tuesday, loves Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: are baby classes important?”

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Social media parenting: a picture paints 1,000 words, but not all of them are truthful

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Last night, I posted the above picture on my Instagram. It’s a really nice snapshot that I presented on the social media site alongside the following caption.
“A football class in St Albans, a birthday party in Twickenham, a catch up with friends and a river walk all achieved within a day. Up yours, London traffic. #dadblog #london #weekend #familyfun #twickenham #stalbans #whichway #fatherandson #dadandson #boats #river #ducks” Continue reading “Social media parenting: a picture paints 1,000 words, but not all of them are truthful”

Dad truths: the pain of being the less popular parent

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I wrote the below on my Instagram this morning. It’s a bit of a rant, but it seemed to resonate with some other mums and dads, so I figured it was worth posting on the site. Hope you all enjoy it and take something from it. Continue reading “Dad truths: the pain of being the less popular parent”

Parent accepts child is to blame for incident at soft play

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Workers at a popular soft play establishment are being offered specialist help after they were not forced to step in and resolve a disagreement between two parents.

Onlookers were expecting to see a classic Saturday morning barney when Continue reading “Parent accepts child is to blame for incident at soft play”

Parenting satire: dad manages to make his wife and son happy at the same time

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A British father has shocked the world by managing to make his wife and son happy at the same time.

The stay at home dad from Nottingham, who asked not to be named for fear of other fathers bombarding him with Facebook messages titled ‘Please, please, please, tell me your secret’, Continue reading “Parenting satire: dad manages to make his wife and son happy at the same time”

Parenting satire: celebrity mother under fire for not showing off toned stomach within eight weeks of giving birth

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A celebrity mum has been accused of lifting the pressure on normal mothers, after she failed to Instagram an image of her tight and toned stomach within two months of giving birth.

“It’s disgraceful,” blasted an apoplectic A-lister. “What kind of Continue reading “Parenting satire: celebrity mother under fire for not showing off toned stomach within eight weeks of giving birth”

Are you ever worried that you’re doing it wrong?

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Yes, I am. I mean, there’s all the SEO stuff to think about. And then I wonder if I am using the right Twitter hashtags. And then I worry about whether I should be doing more memes or GIFs. And then… wait, you want me to talk about parenting mistakes rather than blogging errors, don’t you? Continue reading “Are you ever worried that you’re doing it wrong?”

9 things I learned from taking our 18-month-old on a family holiday

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Guess who’s back? Back from his family holiday in Spain. Father Hood’s back, tell a friend. That’s right, folks. After seven glorious days of sand, sea, strops and sunburn, the Hood clan has jetted home from Tenerife to face the music. And when I say music, I mean Continue reading “9 things I learned from taking our 18-month-old on a family holiday”