It was my third year to attend the Pregnancy and Baby Fair in the RDS this weekend, and as ever I didn’t leave empty handed. There was quite a large amount of small Irish businesses this year which is always nice to see and support. Here’s my mini haul and some of what was on offer. (more…)
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Teddies have a special healing power in our home, no matter if your big or small Teddy always manages to comfort with a warm hug. Back in January Kayla’s six-year-old Teddy disappeared from our Hotel in Disneyland Paris as we frolicked about in the parks. Unfortunately this trip wasn’t what dreams were made of as I spent the last day comforting her and making empty promises. I was sure Teddy would show up. He didn’t, we left France and Teddy was never seen again. (more…)
This week I decided to give home-made baby wipes a shot having seen a video float across my Facebook feed. I love nothing more than giving Joe mini heart attacks after all, we’ve already converted to cloth nappies, use coconut oil for pretty much everything and he doesn’t know it yet but I’ve also purchased some reusable wipes from aliexpress, frugal living and all that. I never in a million years expected it to be so easy or to have all the ‘ingredients’ in my kitchen already. Looking to save a few quid or even just try them out, here’s how to make your own coconut oil baby wipes: (more…)
It was grand this morning. No school run because the Big Kid was in her dads. Toddler had a lie in. Baby miraculously slept pretty well. Joe left a batch of minty chalk on the draining board. I had coffee, the real stuff, none of that decaf crap. (more…)
I’ve always had cravings during pregnancy. On my first I craved chicken, and as a strict vegetarian of ten years I gave in and licked buckets of KFC, something I haven’t been able to look at since. On Frankie I craved rashers, I couldn’t get enough of the salty goodness and I still eat it to this day. I’m no longer a vegetarian, I eat fish, chicken and rashers. And on Frankie, Kadie and Bump I’ve craved chalk, as in the chalk you give the kids to draw on the ground and black boards with. (more…)
My babogs drive me up the walls most days with their antics, little messers both of them. Today the tables turned and I tricked them, it’s April Fools after all. (more…)
Invest in a Portable DVD Player or Tablet
On a recent trip to Disneyland Paris, I would have been lost without Mamma Mia, my little one loves musicals and it kept her entertained before, during and after our flight. Even though the portable DVD added some bulk and weight to my bag, it was invaluable whilst travelling. If you choose to bring a tablet download some favourites movies before you leave and don’t forget to pack some earphones too.
We were blessed with Frankie. Naptime and bedtime he is an angel, excluding the clock change, that did throw him off but last night it was business as usual. I mention his bop-bop, num-nums or teddy and he’s thundering up the stairs – waving bye-bye, blowing kisses, the lot. We don’t see him till morning. Again, we are blessed.
As a member of the Netflix Ireland and UK streamteam I get a monthly newsletter with all the latest streaming news and I have never been so excited about new releases. Netflix have announced they’re adding tons of family favourites this April so if you haven’t subbed to the movie and TV streaming giant now is the time. Here’s some of my favourite Family Classics and Animal Adventures streaming this April. (more…)
The first email I wrote to my eldest was when we were in the hospital. I set it up on my phone when she was no more than a day old. It consisted of ‘oh holy god, never again, I’m never having another baby. I’m sorry but you will be an only child’, it includes a picture of her in an incubator and her time of birth. (more…)