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You'd think I'd know better

   You’d think that I’d know better than to wear a white jacket to work, and leave it on when I’m collecting the kids. I do. I usually take it off and leave it in the car. You’d think that I’d know better than to bring the three kids to…

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Creamy Pesto Pasta with Pancetta  

If you check out the recipes here on Bumbles of Rice you may notice that there are a few themes. One major thing about food in this house, is that as a rule, it’s quick. Hopefully tasty too, but quick wins here. The second key characteristic of a Bumbles of…

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14 from 14

Happy New Year! It’s now early New Year and we’ve passed the most wonderful time of the year  and are in full on reflect, review and resolve mode. This year I’m approaching my end of year review slightly differently as Sadhbh from Where Wishes Come From  (yes, her again, the…

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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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The Great Expectations Caused by Parenting Books

  When my first child was a small baby I collected parenting books, convinced that one of them contained the secret to a full night’s sleep and a miracle cure for colic. They mostly lay unread as I was too tired to read them, but occasionally my husband or I…

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Four: "A weally big age"

Cathal is four today. I wrote last week about how six feels so old, much more than five. This week realise that I feel exactly same about four. Those damned even numbers get me every time. When Cathal turned three it felt like a normal progression, just a number. But…

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Press & Awards

Here’s a little round up of some of the press coverage for the blog, starting with the most recent: Last Updated: 15 February 2020 2020 Radio: Panel Discussion Weekend on One on RTE Radio One “Modern Parenting Realities” Listen HERE. 2019 Radio: Contributor to Marian Finucane Show “Christmas TV Viewing”…

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Bumbles’ Second Birthday

  Bumbles of Rice turned two on Monday. I’d planned to write a lovely blogpost (lies, I realised at lunchtime on the day) but I’d a deadline to reach to get my post finished before The Busy Mama’s linky closed, so this had to wait til now. Two whole years.…

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1-800 How’s My Parenting?

I know that by writing this post I’m in danger of being labelled “one of those” parents. I’m not sure exactly what that means, which colour coded bin that I’ll be fitted neatly into, but it seems to me that as a parent every interaction that I have with my children…

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