Baby’s First Books

When my good friend had her first baby two years ago I knew exactly what gift I wanted to give her. Since we met we’ve shared a love of “a good book”. I take her book recommendations seriously and have enjoyed some great reads as a result (“Gillespie and I”…

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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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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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