Adventures of Eire continues this time with a stop off at Stradbally in Co Laois to visit the Woodland Railway Station. The boy is train and truck mad so this visit was mainly for him. I’ve avoided town and all the centenary celebrations due to the bump, I just couldn’t be dealing with the crowds but we did enjoy the parade on TV. (more…)
A Tidy Tot is a bib and tray kit that eliminates the gap between your baby and the front of their high chair to give you mealtimes without the mess. It offers complete protection for your baby, highchair, and floor, so you can say goodbye to stained clothes, endless washing and constant cleaning.
‘Set sail from the wilds of Ireland’s West on a wonderful journey with Gabrielle and her annoying brother Karl as axis theatre transforms into an exciting world of pirates, high seas, courage and adventure.’
RoundySquares is Irish business run by yummy mummy Stephanie, whom handcrafts organic cotton hats for babies and toddlers. Stephaine ‘became a Mama with a Mission to make a snug, warm, soft, cute and colourful hat that stays on little wriggly heads’ having struggled to find the perfect hat for her little babog, since then her idea and business venture grew and grew. (more…)
The Gummee Glove is a multi-textured teething glove for babies ideally aged 3-6 months. Its unique design is aimed to help soothe babies suffering from teething. It’s a multi-sensory teether with a crinkly insert, stimulating babies with its texture and sound. Also included is a removable heart-shaped teething ring and as an added bonus it can be chilled in the fridge for extra comfort and relief. (more…)
On Sunday afternoon we invited Nessa Robinson, a lifestyle and portrait photographer from Dublin into our home to capture some newborn photos of Kadie.
Ideally these kind of shoots are recommended for babies between 6-10 days old. Kadie is six weeks old and alot more active and alert than a squishy week old baby so I’m amazed how stunning the photo’s turned out.
One of the things I loved about the newborn shoot was that Nessa comes to your home. It took away the stress of heading to a studio with the kids, something that can be very overwhelming and the main reason why I have never had newborn portraits done before.
Last year we went to Christmas Island – The Santa Experience in Hidden Valley, Rathdrum, to visit Santa of course. Here’s how we got on and what to expect during your visit… (more…)
I must be crazy, a day shy of 39 weeks but we couldn’t resist continuing our Adventures of Eire with a little trip to Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland before Little Miss arrives. It’s been years since I last visited, probably on my 5th of 6th class school tour and it hasn’t changed one bit. It’s still as fun as ever! (more…)
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.
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…)