Tag Archives: parent life

9 jobs parenting inadvertently trains you to do

At around 2am this morning, I was woken from a deep sleep and instructed to change my son’s bedsheets. What followed was not pretty. I walked into walls, I dropped pillowcases, I got lost in the duvet cover and I had to restart the process six or seven times.

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Parenting debate: Could a man cope with the pain of labour?

Father Hood experiences the pain of labour
Father Hood experiences the pain of labour

Good afternoon and welcome to Father Hood’s big parenting debate. It’s a little like a pub debate, only instead of considering whether Messi is a better footballer than Ronaldo or trying to agree on the best box set ever (The Wire, no contest), I’m endeavouring to answer one of parenting’s biggest talking points. Namely: could a man cope with the pain of labour?

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Playing golf with a toddler – the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

My name is Father Hood and I have been playing golf with my toddler once a week for the past six-eight months. It’s an activity that I love for three reasons. First, we do some real dad-son bonding. Second, I tend to get some great material for my Instagram feed. Third, the deli sandwich Topgolf sells is DE-LIC-IOUS.

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Funny Christmas song: The 12 Days of Christmas – Toddler Style

‘Tis the season to write a funny Christmas song. So that’s exactly what I’ve done. My latest parody number is called The 12 Days of Christmas – Toddler Style, and it’s designed to be sung to the tune of, yup, you guessed it,  The 12 Days of Christmas. Well, don’t just sit there. Laugh, sing and share, or I’ll tell Santa to put you on his naughty list. 

Dear Father-Hood: Nursery playdates – is a dad asking a mum a bit weird or completely normal?

There comes a time in almost every parent’s life, when they have to quit moaning about never seeing their old mates, and start making a real effort to find a support network of new friends. For early adopters of this mindset, antenatal groups like the National Childcare Trust (NCT) provide a ready-made group of soon-to-be parents to buddy up with. For later adopters, nursery playdates are Read more