Breastfeeding in the Middle Ground

I hesitated a lot before writing this post. It’s not like me. I don’t hesitate in telling you what my boys and I ate for breakfast, packed lunch, dinner or tea, usually posting photos and recipes of it on twitter and facebook. (I probably should hesitate more about that, but…

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Beach Days

The kids (I can’t say boys any more since little miss Laoise arrived) and I have decamped to my parents’ place, the house I grew up in in sunny seaside Duncannon to take advantage of our little heatwave (and the childcare assistance) for a few days. We went to the…

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A Bumble of Pink

I realise that some of you who read this blog may not know me in real life, nor follow me on twitter, nor be a Facebook fan and therefore you may be waiting with bated breath to see whether our new little “bumble” arrived and how we are all getting…

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Happiness Project Update

It’s two months since I did my Happiness Project post. I really couldn’t believe the feedback that I got from the post and the number of tweets and comments about it, it really seemed to hit a chord with readers too, just like it had with me. So, in light…

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Donal Skehan’s Lemon Slices

It’s lovely to have something home baked if you have callers for a cuppa. Even better if it’s easy to make and hit with everyone, sure we hate having waste, better to see the crumbs on the plate. In my fantasy world I have freshly baked things for every caller,…

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Christmas Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas This time of year I just love spending time with the boys wandering around aisles full of toys and watching their reactions as they try them all out. Ciarán runs ahead, with Cathal in close pursuit, shouting “Mammy can we press the toys?”.…

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Jelly “Pumpkins”

Every blog I see is full of fantastic Halloween recipes and treats these past weeks and I had lots planned in my head too, but a busy couple of weeks and a sick toddler meant that something had to give, so the recipes got parked. Jelly’s always a quick fix…

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No- Bake Marshmallow and Crunchie Cookies

Recently, I’ve become firstly aware and then intrigued by the Northern Irish traybake known as “Fifteens”. I have learned that they are called after their ingredients, 15 of each of digestive biscuits, marshmallows and glace cherries and 15g of dessicated coconut.  The pedant in me has previously voiced my discomfort…

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Gingerbread Cookies and Chaos in the Kitchen

Gingerbread Cookies and Chaos in the Kitchen I love baking, but while I am not a natural or instictive baker by any stretch of the imagination we do bake most weeks. Usually it’s flapjacks or maybe oatmeal cookies or fruity muffins, good healthy lunchbox treats. Recently I’ve become a fan…

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