Santa Visit at Kia-Ora Farm 2015

  It’s great to try new things, but it’s also lovely at this time of year to have little traditions. This tradition was one that started inadvertently, back in 2010 when we brought a two-year-old and three-month-old to see Santa at a local mini-farm. The following year our three-year-old and…

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Our Favourite Kids' Books: The Underwear Edition

When you are five years old  there are certain things that are beyond hilarious. The funniest things in the whole world, guaranteed to get a giggle. In our house, once of those things is the word “knickers”, and “underpants” comes a close second. (Farts, poos and wees feature high on…

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Christmas Day With Small Kids (In Numbers)

I’ve already confirmed that “The Perfect Family Christmas” doesn’t exist, but what about the perfect family Christmas Day? You know, the ones with the champagne and smoked salmon for breakfast, new outfits for all, beautifully wrapped gifts, carol singing, piano-playing, charades and board games, restaurant quality dinners eaten and enjoyed…

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This bit right now is the real "most wonderful time" of the year.

“I love Christmas”, I annually  proclaim when the shops are still full of pumpkins. “I can’t wait” I say, doing my child-present-recon for Santa in November, visiting toy shops for ideas and leafing through catalogues with small people. “I’m feeling decidedly Christmassy” I announce, with a glass of mulled wine…

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Quick and Easy Christmas Mince Pie Muffins

  Christmas is busy and I’m less organised than ever this year it seems. I bought a jar of mincemeat with the intention of making mince pies last week, but hadn’t gotten around to it. When I went to make them this morning the pastry had magically disappeared and we…

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What (These) Women Really Want For Christmas

It’s the time of year where every newspaper, website, magazine and blog has lists of things to buy people for Christmas, so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon in an attempt to get what I’d really like for Christmas. (not really). Then I realised that that would look a…

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The Toys that really got played with last Christmas

Last Christmas our house was invaded by so many toys, since they had been so good Santa delivered a large load, our kids have generous grandparents and lots of aunties and uncles as well and everyone knew that  small noses would be turned up at practical gifts so we had…

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Hairy Baby Clothing: T-Shirt Review and Giveaway

It’s always easy when someone contacts you to review a product that you have previously bought and loved, and that’s exactly what it was like when Hairy Baby asked if we’d like to try out their Christmas range. We’ve been fans of the Cork based company for years now, pre-kids…

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