The Next Generation – A Collaboration With McDonald’s Temple Bar

mc donalds temple bar

Last week I popped into the newly renovated McDonald’s in Temple Bar, it has had a complete makeover. The 1860’s building is now bursting with colour, with its new swanky street-inspired decor. You’d almost mistake the walls for the back streets of our vibrant city. Its new trendy look is clean, bright and spacious – complete with a baby changing area and disabled toilets. (more…)

I will vote YES because…

vote yes

So here we are on the eve of the referendum. It’s been a very long road. It’s been emotionally draining. I’m literally exhausted after weeks of chats, events, canvassing, postering and leafleting. Tomorrow we will vote in one of the most important referendums of our lives. Tomorrow I will vote YES.

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Pick Your Battles

I’m not long in this parenting game but it’s definitely thought me a thing or two in these short few years. You’ll never piss in peace. You’ll never eat a whole meal by yourself. Someone is always hungry. An ass will always need wiping. And you will find yourself being the parent you said you never wanted to be. (more…)

Life Lately (or the past three months)

Remember when I said I’d blog more often, I lied. Yeah, I’ve written about days out and stuff but actual blog posts are pretty non-existent at the moment. It’s just hectic, I don’t know my arse from my elbow most days. It’s got to the point were the Big Kid has stopped asking to have friends over ’cause I’ve got a pile of washing stacked up behind the bedroom door that’s almost as tall as herself. (more…)

20 AWESOME Dublin Zoo Tips & Tricks

dublin zoo tips

I’ve lost count the number of times we’ve visited Dublin Zoo over the past seven years with the kids, it really is one of my favourite days out with them. Between the playground, educational animal talks, Zoorassic World and Eco Explorers Trail it has something for every age. In recent months I’ve had requests to compile a post and share my Dublin Zoo tips, so here it is: (more…)

When The Kids Stink Of Christmas | Festive Fashion with F&F

festive fashion with f&f

As a mum with kids who have a room full to the brim with toys, I try to avoid gifting plastics to others at Christmas and it is exactly what I’ve done again this year. I love gifting fluffy pj’s, festive jumpers, slippers and anything to keep cosy through the winters months myself, who doesn’t? Each year I also buy the kids festive knits or dresses, it’s almost become a little tradition and this year was no different. We’ve teamed up with F&F to share some of their festive pieces in store this season and it’s been most probably one of my favourite little sprees of the year. The kids stink of Christmas. (more…)

Luggwoods : A Visit Through Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m like a big kid when it comes to Christmas. I love the Toy Show, Christmas FM, when Jingles McSprinkles and Snowflake arrive, advent calendars, ice-skating, the lights but most of all I love the Christmas experiences, the days out with the kids. So when the invite for the press preview of Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest arrived in my inbox you can just imagine my excitement.  (more…)