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April 22, 2017
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Spelling Out Baby Reflux

Reflux. Where does one start?! Up until recently I never realised the extent to which reflux is an overwhelming problem for so many babies; both term & preemies alike. In the context of my littlest one’s overall journey, as a baby born 15 weeks too early, I realise this is […]
April 11, 2017
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How To Stop Your Kids From *&^%$ing Swearing

Where I come from, swearing is the norm. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s one of our mother tongues. We Irish have a colourful way of expressing ourselves. Where other cultures use swearing to express frustration, to show anger, to emphasise surprise; we have a whole […]
April 10, 2017
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Why You Should Never Be Friends With Your Kids

It’s not because I don’t like them. They’re good people – smart, funny, kind – exactly the kind of qualities I look for in a friendship. But my kids and me? We’re never gonna be friends. No way. No how. In fact, they’re the last people on earth I would […]
April 10, 2017
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My Daughter Bit Me

Coming from a background in childcare I have been bitten, kicked and slapped more times than I can remember. Small people combined with big emotions can tend towards the physical. This was all well and good when confined to just being a part of my job. I could leave at […]
April 7, 2017
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We Need To Talk About Bedtime

I want to talk about something that is causing me a great deal of anxiety. It’s something I have to deal with everyday and it’s making me very unhappy. I have no way of avoiding it and I do feel like a problem shared is a problem halved. I know […]
April 6, 2017
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Calling Bullshit…On Soothers

Dodies, soothers, pacifiers, dummies. They have many names and take on many forms, not unlike the devil. And they are the bane of my life. So I am calling bullshit on the lot of them! Whether it’s cost you €10 for the latest orthodontic, paediatric, aerodynamic, hypoallergenic, organic, sustainable, dolphin […]

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