The 2015 Boots maternity & infant Awards finalists have been announced and Bumbles of Rice is on the finalist list for best parenting blog. It’s lovely to see my blog listed there among some other great parenting blogs. I’d really appreciate if you enjoy reading Bumbles of Rice if you would spare a few moments… More Boots maternity & infant Awards Best Parenting Blog 2015
The rafflecopter draw has taken place and the winners are: Aedín Collins and Olivia Fitzgerald Who BOTH win a school value pack from Bright Star Kids. Congratulations ladies. I’ll be in touch to tell you how to claim your prizes. Thanks to everyone who entered.
We recently received a copy of Danny Chaucer‘s Flying Saucer by Christopher Peter for review. The release that we received beforehand said that it was – “A fun and engaging sci-fi adventure with strong themes about friendship and bullying. Fantastic for children 7+ either for home or in the school.” Ciarán will be seven… More Kids’ Book Review: Danny Chaucer’s Flying Saucer
I know it feels like the school holidays only started but it’s time to get the booklists out and get organised for the return already. My second boy is starting school this year so we are getting him all set. One of the tasks I despise most about the back to school prep is the… More Back to School Review and Giveaway: Bright Star Kids Labels School Kits
I’m just back from twelve days of glorious sunshine on a campsite in Tuscany. Our trip involved sun, pools, ice-cream and all the carbs. (I’m not one to avoid carbs as a rule but in 12 days I have transformed to 95% carb.) We booked the holiday before Christmas, just in time for the January magazines to tell… More Bikini Body Blues
It’s July, technically summer but here on the western fringes of Europe it’s 13 degrees and raining. We are just back from holiday, our first trip abroad in three years (more about that in later blogposts). Earlier this week in Italy we had temperatures of 35 degrees so we’re finding it a… More 19 Reasons Why It’s Perfectly OK Being Home In Rainy Ireland in July and Not Still on Holiday
How to have a stress free plane journey to your holiday destination with kids in tow (or not) 1. Pack everything the night before. No last minute looking for chargers that seem to have disappeared overnight. (ahem) 2. Don’t wear your runners you bring with you in case your dodgy back is sore and you… More How to have a stress free plane journey to your holiday destination with kids in tow