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January 13, 2017
parenting

The Hardest Thing About Parenting Is…

I was out in one of those kids’ play jails recently with my girls. My eldest was doing her usual disappearing act in to the padded bowels like a crazed loon on day release, my smallest was toddling happily between a blue plastic rocker and repeatedly face planting whilst trying […]
January 11, 2017
co-sleeping

This Is Not How I Imagined Co-Sleeping

This was not the way it was planned and not the way it started. When I took my newbie home from the hospital, she was an absolute angel. I never had a night walking the floors with her I swaddled her placed her in her Moses basket and she slept. Waking […]
January 9, 2017
angry-toddler

10 Subtle Signs Your Baby Is Now A Toddler

You’ve just brought your newborn home from the hospital. Swaddled and wrapped in blankets.. Having a good old sniff of its head… bliss, you are now the proud owner of a beautiful .. wrinkly little cherub. You put her down and she’s there in her Moses basket/ car seat or […]
January 6, 2017
onechild

How I Envy The One Child Brigade

My friend’s son was invited to a party recently. From 4–6 pm. On a Wednesday. Christmas week. As she had a moan to me about the general inconvenience of logistics etc., we wondered who would have a party at this time of the day, on one of the last school days […]
January 5, 2017
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When Breast Isn’t Best

I looked down and there she was, looking back up at me, all pink and wrinkly, with a shot of red hair. I was exhausted and wanted to sleep, wanted to throw up too, that was the epidural wearing off. It was a long labour, but happy doesn’t describe how […]
January 2, 2017
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Goodbye, Soother

I’ve never been a fan of the soother… Id say this goes back to my childcare training when I worked in a wobbler room. Once those babies turned one it was goodbye soother… (and bottle for that matter)… it was our job to encourage child development and according to HSE […]

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