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The fine line between parenting success and failure

Father and son: father-hood.co.uk
Walking the fine line between parenting success and failure

Kipling probably wasn’t thinking about a day out at a country park with a 20-month-old when he began penning that poem about treating the twin imposters of triumph and disaster just the same, but he possibly should have been. I say this, because yesterday I went to a country park with my 20-month-old son and stared parenting success and failure in the face many, many times over. Continue reading “The fine line between parenting success and failure”

Father-Hood.co.uk’s Midweek List: 5 instant parental mood boosters

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Kids are brilliant. They are funny. They learn rapidly. They have great personalities. They mispronounce words. They chase pigeons. And they can make your day with a sound or a smile. BUT… there is a flip side. And that flip side is… Continue reading “Father-Hood.co.uk’s Midweek List: 5 instant parental mood boosters”

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”

Dear Father Hood: got any tips for surviving rainy days?

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Ah yes, rainy days. Enemy of mums and dads worldwide. If it’s hot and dry, we can take off a few layers and go outside. If it’s cold and dry, we can add on a few layers and go outside. But rainy days are a different story. They are wet. And wet leaves parents with two options: Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: got any tips for surviving rainy days?”

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”

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”

Say hello to the best baby food product in the history of parenting ever

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I don’t generally write reviews. And I barely ever post anything about products. But when your wife turns to you and says, “This thing has changed my life. It is genuinely the best item we’ve bought since bubby was born,” you sit up, puff out your chest and Continue reading “Say hello to the best baby food product in the history of parenting ever”

What makes a nursery good or bad?

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Do I look like I work for the nursery inspection section of Ofsted? No, I don’t, but I guess that’s why you’re reading this post. After all, there is only so much detail you can digest before your mouth beings to trot out platitudes like: Continue reading “What makes a nursery good or bad?”