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Night weaning a boob addict…with a bottle

Back in July, I decided it was time to day wean my daughter. I had stopped expressing at work a couple of months before that when she was 13 months old, but I still tended to breastfeed her during the day...
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Give us back our voices

Two weeks ago, I read a very powerful post from Mind the Baby about a woman who lost her case against the HSE: The High Court says we can’t say No. This case resonated with me so much. I could try...
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It’s Groundhog Day around here

I have a whole new sense of appreciation for what Bill Murray’s character went through in Groundhog Day. We’ve taken to calling the baby Gums, short for Gums of Steel, because at close to...
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Win a Bepanthen® Baby Skin Protection Hamper!

Taking care of your baby’s delicate, soft skin is a priority – that’s why Bepanthen®’s range of baby skin care products should be at the top of any shopping list. Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment is...
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Things I will miss: Those sleepy cuddles

I’m a sucker for nostalgia so I’ve been loving the Once Upon a Time linky organised by Helen from The Busy Mamas. Thanks to her prompting, the Irish Parenting Bloggers have been sharing their...
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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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