Gifts For Girls and Boys Christmas 2016

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If you haven’t figured it out already Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I just love watching their little faces on Christmas morning. This Christmas will be even better now that the Toddler gets’s it and the Wobbler is old enough to rip open hers, it’s all very exciting. Here’s my Christmas guide 2016, gifts for big kids, both girls and boys, and some of what will be found under our tree this year. (more…)

The Perfect Induction by The Post Modern Mammy

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Something I’ve noticed on my birth story series is the lack of positive birth experiences. I’ve had three really positive experiences myself and one pretty traumatic and my unplanned homebirth is one of my most popular posts so I get it, we all like a bit of drama, it makes an interesting and exciting read. On my last pregnancy, I opted out of having an induction because I only ever heard horror stories and I was terrified, to be honest. This week The Post Modern Mammy is sharing her birth story, her induction story, the perfect induction. (more…)

Gift Guide For Baby Christmas 2016

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Just like last year, my gift guides have some practicality to them. Newbies and young babies don’t actually play with toys so there is no point spending hundreds on toys for ‘ah they’ll grow into them’ because really they don’t, by the time they ‘grow’ into them a birthday has passed or a Christening and the junk piles up. Here’s a list of gifts for a baby up to about 12 months. I have received some of the products featured for review but I have purchased everything in the main gift thread for the new babog or prior to receiving a review copy. (more…)

Mums Box – An Irish Subscription Box Dedicated To Mums

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Mums Box a new subscription service dedicated solely to mums has just launched in Ireland and boxes will begin rolling out this January. A good friend of mine, blogger and comedian Sharyn Hayden is to launch Mums Box, a gorgeous box with 5 hand-picked health and beauty items including cosmetics, bath products, sweet treats and hair care products. Also each month there will be a surprise novelty gift to give you the giggles. And rightly so, it wouldn’t scream Sharyn without some good auld belly laughs! (more…)

Team Hopes Launch Online Christmas Shoebox Appeal #onlineChristmasShoebox

A couple of weeks back I mentioned that the big kid and I had been putting our Christmas Shoebox together for Team Hope, a box full of treats including pants, socks and hygienic products like soap, a toothbrush, and toothpaste and of course a doll, a ball, and some munchies. We even put in a superhero cape in. It’s our fourth year to put a box together, I’m a huge believer in paying it forward, if I can help someone out in need in any way I will try my very best to do so. (more…)

Pre-Eclampsia in Late Pregnancy, My Birth Story by Karen Purdy

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This week one of my regular readers, Karen, is sharing her pre-eclampsia in late pregnancy and emergency c-section birth story. I actually sobbed when I read this first. I’ve had issues with my blood throughout all my pregnancies and while I don’t think it’s as serious as pre-eclampsia, it terrifying not knowing what to expect or what’s going to happen next! Thank you so much for sharing your story! (more…)