In less than three weeks we will have two babies under two, meaning I’ll have two in nappies. Between nappies, wipes and food our weekly budget has been stretched to the max and Joe is working every hour god sends to keep us above the bread line and live somewhat comfortably. We have made some huge decisions over the past few months, one being converting to cloth nappies when little miss arrives. I’ve never cloth nappy before so I’m a complete novice and looking forward to converting. (more…)
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Voting for the annual Boots Maternity & Infant awards is underway. There is numerous categories from People, Product and Creche awards up for grabs. And this year they have added Best Parenting Blog to the 2015 awards and My Little Babog is finalist! I’m absolutely thrilled. My Little Babog is up against some of my favourite bloggers so just to have my name alongside there’s is awesome!
Last month a researcher, Sharon, from RTE came across my blog an emailed us to see we were interested in recording a piece on RTEjr’s Kidspeak. Kidspeak is a series of 30-60 second standalone films that are broadcast daily between shows within the TRTE and RTEjr schedules. They run all year round and present short ‘snapshots’ of young people engaged in a variety of activities. (more…)
Have you picked up your free Eumom gift bag? It is available to all pregnant women in Ireland to celebrate pregnancy. I got a form in my first booking pregnancy pack in the Coombe earlier this year and this afternoon I picked up my free bag in my local SuperValu store. The free Eumom gift bag is filled with a mixture of samples, full-size products, vouchers and informative leaflets. Bags do vary from store to store but I’m pretty happy with everything I got in mine and after all it was all free, who doesn’t like a good freebie!
When I had my baby I held him every second I possibly could. I skipped dinner so he could stay flaked across my chest. I ignored the postman and visitors knocking on the door because he looked too comfortable to be disturbed. I cancelled nights out as I preferred to watch him sleep. And I dreaded visiting friends and family because they robbed my cuddles. (more…)
This morning I attended the launch of Boots Parenting Club in the InterContinential, Simmonscourt Road. Tv3’s Xpose presenter Aisling O’Loughlin told us of her experiences as a mother while Irelands Super-nanny Niamh O Reilly from The Nursery gave us some practical sleep advice and one of Boots Pharmacists was also on hand to answer all queries us mammies threw at her. It was a fantastic morning full of chats with some familiar faces, nibbles and I got an awesome goodie box of products upon departure that I’ll actually use. (more…)
I’m really looking forward to the summer off with the babogs however money will be tight and my energy levels will be limited with our pending arrival due in late August. There’ll be no summer holidays for us this year, or the foreseeable so we’ll be exploring Ireland and some of it’s hidden treasures. There are so many beautiful places to visit and most of them won’t break the budget if you plan wisely and bring a packed lunch with you. Here are
ten nine places you must visit this summer.
I know I have a bun in the oven but bloody hell I’m roasting. It’s sweating outside. It’s sweating inside. It’s sweating in the car. It’s sweating in the shower. There’s no escaping it. The heat is killing me. It’s sticky, there’s no breeze, my sun cream is melting off my arm, I cannot cope. I’m hormonal in general but today I sobbed hysterically for a good ten minutes just because I was just too warm. The five year old thinks I’ve lost the plot altogether. I have though, I’m giving out about summer, the sun and the sun in summer in Ireland.
I don’t go out very often but when I do…
You can be guaranteed there’ll be a text or call within five minutes of leaving.
The kids will be fed chocolate/sweets and anything that will them quiet.
He will find new ways to keep the kids under control.
Given our changeable weather, layers of clothing is always advisable in the land of the leprechaun. On an average day it’s recommended to bring your rain gear, wellies, sun cream and shades on any outdoor adventure because the weather can be so unpredictable. However over the past week the country is smiling, the weather is bliss and the barbeques have been dusted off. Ireland is delightful when the sun is shining! (more…)