If you are looking to get more creative with your photography, I'm sorry, there is nothing else for it - you are going to have to learn how to use your camera away from the safety of Auto Mode!
Below I've compiled a few links to some of my recent blog posts that might help you understand why you should move your camera away from Auto, and looks at some of the neat things you can achieve if you do!
Why Shoot In Manual Mode?- Learn the reasons why shooting in Auto is not such a great idea
Getting to Know Shutter Speed - What Shutter Speed Priority can do for your photos
Getting Creative with Aperture - What Aperture Priority can do for your photos
I mainly shoot pictures of children - and moving away from Auto has given my pictures a new lease of life - I really feel this has allowed me to better document the days of my child. If you are interested in getting more creative with your photography - either to take better photographs of your child or other subjects - have a look at the above posts and see what you can do!