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Glenroe Open Farm

I may be almost ready to pop with only a couple of weeks left before little miss arrives but I’m taking advantage of my summer off so I loaded the kids into the car with a mini picnic and headed down the m50/N11 to Glenroe Farm Co Wicklow, to continue our Adventure’s of Eire. It’s been over three years since our last visit and it was great to see it’s still as fun as ever.

Glenroe Farm is a family run business, established in 1994. Glenroe was a well-known series that aired on RTE during 1983-2001. The famous 350-year-old thatched farm cottage, home to Dinny, Biddy and Miley Byrne still stands just within the main entrance that now hosts a mini museum of exhibitions.

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My Surprise Baby Shower

On Friday night the other half came home from work and began hovering the house from top to bottom. washed all the floors, scrubbed the bathroom AND put away two weeks worth of washing. I watched on from the sofa, questioning his motifs but assumed he was just helping an eight-month pregnant girl out. I can’t even bend over anymore without the one-year-old mocking me with oohs and ah’s. (more…)

Obeo – Food Waste Box : Review & Giveaway

A couple of months I was approached to review Obeo – food waste boxes, and before you think the parenting blogger has lost her marbles, there’s a good reason behind it why I agreed. You know Frankie my man-child, the one who destroys my house on a daily basis? Yes him! Well when he found his knees, he found our bin and when he found our bin, he found the rubbish and well we all know babies and bins don’t go well together, so soon my bin was on my counter top. After a few weeks of it bugging the absolute shit out of me it ended up out the back garden by the patio door. Then we no longer had a bin but a plastic bag sitting on the draining board. (more…)

Irish Baby Special Offer App Every Parent Should Download

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I love nothing more than finding a bargain but it’s even better when an app finds it for you and takes all the hassle of searching instore or online for all the latest deals. The BabyDoc App helps us mammies and daddies save money and time by showing us what savings you can make on baby product purchases, according to your location and product preferences. BabyDoc provides information on special offers that is updated every 24 hours to ensure all offers are up-to-date. It basically it gives you the special offers you want and where to get them.

There’s some great features on the App too. You can favourite particular brands and receive alerts when that product is on special offer. For example if I’m looking for WaterWipes I can opt to get notifications direct to my phone when they are on special in any of the featured shops like Dunnes Stores, Tesco, SuperValu, Boots and Lloyds Pharmacy.

The best bit is this app is available to download for FREE on Android and iPhone. Check it out, it won’t cost you a thing and could save you a couple of eurahs!

Creeper Crawler Review

Creeper Crawlers is an Irish company dedicated to supporting the natural development stages of babies through fun and functional developmental products. Crawling is a vital stage of development but babies’ can slip, bump and bruise themselves on wood, tiles and laminate floors and Creeper Crawler suits provide additional traction to enhance the natural developmental stages of infants. (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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Thrombocytopenia & Pregnancy

I’ve had thrombocytopenia about six years now, it was initially detected during a routine blood test but has only ever become an issue during pregnancy. I attend the Medical Clinic in the Coombe so my bloods can be monitored on a regular basis, at present I have a blood test fortnightly. My platelets tend to vary between 60,000 – 100,000 during pregnancy and tend to rise above 100,000 within a week of delivery. (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…)