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He’s my big brother

The transition from only child to the new role of big brother has the potential to be a difficult one. Certainly before my daughter was born, I worried a lot about the impact her arrival would have on my...
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Pumping on the job

Recently I passed a real personal milestone. I expressed milk for the last time at lunchtime. I never planned to pump at work when I returned last November. I thought I might do it for a week, two at the...
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Review: Lily Charmed

Recently I was contacted by Lily Charmed, a UK-based jewellery company, and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing their site and some of their products. Since I was in college, I’ve...
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Just two more days!

I’m gutted. For weeks now I’ve had today’s date marked in my calendar. It was to be a special treat for me – an evening out with Charlie at home putting the kids to bed, and better...
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Potty Training Giveaway

Potty training was very much a toddler-led affair around here. When our son was about eighteen months old, we introduced a potty. In his own time, and without pressure from us, he started to use it...
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How could I have forgotten this?

We have a 3.5 year age gap between our kids for good reason. We had to get enough sleep first after the first one to start to forget just how bad sleep deprivation can be. But this week, I’m left...
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One4All Women On Wheels

Are you a woman? Can you ride a bike? What would you think about taking part in a FEMALE ONLY 22km cycle in aid of Oxfam? The cycle route follows the official final leg of the Giro Cycle d’Italia 2014,...
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Wholesome: Feed Your Family Well For Less

Today my blogging friend and allotment neighbour Caitriona Redmond launched her own cookbook Wholesome: Feed Your Family Well For Less. I couldn’t be prouder! Over the past year, I’ve had the...
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Win six months free of Netflix

Remember Turbo and his friends? Turbo Fast launched on Netflix just before Christmas. And now today, April 4th, new episodes from the first season are available on Netflix. To celebrate the launch of...
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Happy birthday!

This day last year, I was timing contractions and wondering if such mild pains could really be labour. An hour later it all ramped up and I was left in no doubt. A first birthday is a funny thing....
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Check out Parent.ie

What a week! In case you missed my announcements on Facebook, and Twitter, and over coffee, and everywhere else I’ve been this week, I’ve been involved in the very exciting launch of a new...
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Kids TV on Netflix

We finally did it. We cancelled our Sky package. So we are making do with the free to air channels and Netflix. It’s been four days since our Sky subscription ended and I must admit, I’ve...
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Babytalk panel discussion

On Sunday, I took part in a panel discussion at the Babytalk Festival in UCD. The panel was chaired by Niamh Healy from Cuidiu, and there were four panelists – Emily Manning (Editor with eumom.ie),...
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Babytalk Festival

Have you heard of the Babytalk Festival? It’s a different kind of parenting and baby fair, and it’s taking place in O’Reilly Hall in UCD, Dublin next weekend, running from 10am to 5pm on...
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