Every Feed Counts

During my first National Breastfeeding Week as a breastfeeding mum there was a coffee morning at my local Health Centre in place of the usual breastfeeding clinic. I didn’t realise, it was my first time to attend.   I walked in with my baby and saw lots of Mammies chatting,…

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Ten things you can do with a baby in your arms

Recent experience has taught me that there are two types of things in the world- those that can be done with a baby in your arms and those that can’t. List 1 – Ten things you can’t do with a baby in your arms. 1. Assist her older brothers in…

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Little Man, Big School

My eldest boy started “big” school on Monday, 8 days before he turns 5.  I wasn’t sure how I would take it but I felt that he’d be fine, he’s a sociable lad, independent and very keen to learn.  He’s been in playschool 5 days a week for the last…

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A Student Sendoff Hamper

My youngest brother starts college next week, following four of five his older siblings off to University of Limerick. I was in first year in UL when Niall was born, and learned of his arrival by telephoning home from a payphone in Quinn’s pub. Twenty years later he’s off retracing…

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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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Bumbles’ First Birthday

I realised this weekend that it’s a year since we were on holidays so that means it’s a year since I started this blog, while avoiding laundry on the day we got back.  If you’re feeling nostalgic here’s where it all started out – my very first blogpost.  That post sets…

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