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He’s spoilt. He’s too attached. He’s not going to know what’s happened when the new baby arrives.

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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…)

Boots Parenting Club Launch

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…)

Summer Bucket List : 10 Things to do with the kids this summer in Ireland

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.

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Sweating

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.

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Summer

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…)

The Man Child

He’s fourteen months, on his thirteenth tooth, eats like a horse, shits like a donkey and is destroying our home. He’s always up to mischief. We should have called him Denis, Denis The Bleeding Menace.

This week he discovered he could wiggle his arms from the carseat. (more…)

Things Only a Baby Can Get Away With

I love being a mammy, but my god do kids test your patience. That moment they smile toothless while pulling a box of cheerio’s over their heads is kind of cute. Or when they decide to fill the toilet with their bath toys is kind of funny. That moment they wait for that perfect opportunity when you forget to shut the door. Little buggars can get away with anything. ANYTHING! (more…)

Straffan Butterfly Farm

Yesterday we continued our A-Z of Adventures around Ireland and headed off to the quiet countryside of Co.Kildare to visit Straffan Butterfly Farm. Straffan Butterfly Farm is a family run business which opens to the public every summer with an exhibition to introduce people to the existence of the world of butterflies.

Upon arrival we checked out some of the live tarantulas, snakes, stick insects, millipedes and small reptiles in the exhibition room all housed in their natural surroundings that can be viewed up close as they go about their daily lives. There was collections of butterflies and other creepy crawlies on display from all over the world too. We then continued on to the movie room and enjoyed an interesting and educational 15 minute film about the life cycle of the butterfly. (more…)

Lottie Doll Ambassador & Giveaway

Some of you may have read Kayla’s review of the Kawaii Karate Lottie Doll I published a few weeks back, well last week they contacted me asking if they could use Kayla’s review in their latest blog, a post about their latest charitable work. Lottie will be donating $2 from every sale of each Kawaii Karate Lottie doll on www.lottie.com to charity Action Breaks Silence, a ground breaking initiative that deliver free self-defence classes to underprivileged women and girls in India.

They also asked if I’d like to become a Lottie brand ambassdor and without hesitation I accepted because I’m genuinely passionate about the product. I love how age appropriate Lottie is, she’s very relatable for young children, recommended for kids aged 3-9. She has no make-up, heels or jewellery. She wears clothes kids would wear in real-life. She is ethnically diverse, with a range of eye, hair and skin colours. Each Lottie Doll has a backstory and she loves adventures and the outdoors and use her imagination. She’s a positive, non-gender stereotypical toy and promotes creative imagination play, a positive healthy view on body image and she encourages and empowers young children. (more…)