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March 2, 2017
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Doing The Chores…Toddler-Style!

Ever thought how much more fun chores would be if you behaved like a toddler. Follow my fun guide and you will be living the dream in no time! One: The daily commute The next time you find yourself stuck in traffic imagine that you are a toddler. Wow I’m […]
March 1, 2017
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ANOTHER Reason To Get Off The Damn Phone

Saddle up, people! Get your boots and hats on, because it is time to get on the moral high horse! I don’t like to judge other Mums – God knows our job is hard enough. We need to stick together and support each other. But there is one thing that […]
March 1, 2017
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How Do You Prepare Children For The Loss Of A Grandparent?

Having children is just as big a deal to grandparents as it is parents. They get to relive the joy of kids but without the responsibility of having to chastise them; they get the good bits. And rightly so. I always say it’s a grandparent’s prerogative to spoil their grandchildren. […]
February 28, 2017
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I Hereby Defend The Playgroup

OK, before I start, I understand this subject matter causes some people to break out in rashes & lose sleep. So, people, please, oh please hear me out. Throughout my life for one reason or another I never found myself surrounded by big groups of woman. I am not sure […]
February 27, 2017
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How Goonies Made Me A Better Parent

My life has been shaped by the movies of my childhood. Legendary masterpieces such as Ghostbusters (the original one!), Labyrinth, The Never Ending Story, Gremlins, Flight of The Navigator, Explorer’s, Back To The Future, The Princess Bride and the fantastic Goonies fuelled my young imagination, and supplied my sister and […]
February 27, 2017
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The Perils Of Screen Time

When I was pregnant first time round, I was a bit sniffy about the idea of any child of mine watching a lot of television. Having grown up in two channel Ireland in the 1980’s, when children’s TV started at 3pm and ended at 6pm, I had no idea how […]

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