I never realised Wheels on the Bus could be such a controversial song until it became my toddlers favourite sing a long song. For those that don’t know it the song has a catchy tune and follows the simple repetive formula… The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and… Read More What’s on the bus?
The first hair cut for a little girl is a pretty special moment for her proud mama, and it is also important that it is a good experience so she isn’t put off going again. My sister-in-law tells a great story (her funny delivery is brilliant) of anticipating that first hair cut, only to find… Read More First hair cut
I’ve just had a long weekend off work, and putting my daughter back into creche after I was a mixture of emotions. I spent the commute thinking about the bad things that had happened that morning and feeling like not the world’s best mum. But one of the reasons I started this blog was to… Read More The good the bad and the ugly (of a parenting weekend)
I am lucky to live near the beach so it is one of my favourite places to explore with my toddler. There are so many new sights and sounds, and walking on uneven surfaces is great practice. However I have learnt the hard way from experience that it isn’t an easy place to be, so… Read More 8 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid Taking a Toddler to the Beach
Someone is keen to get going to creche this morning. It’s been a tough week for working mums feeling guilty after the TV expose on some bad crèches aired on the Irish national broadcast channel. Undercover reporters uncovered a string of unsafe practices including staff backgrounds not being checked, understaffing, crowded sleeping areas and worst… Read More Creche expose
I’m almost afraid to write it in case I break the spell, but (whispers) I think my 17mo is finally sleeping though the night most nights. What miracle is this, how did we manage it? Well I think it was down to one simple change – she is now sleeping on her own in her… Read More Sleeping through the night
We found our first rock pool to explore this week. That feels like a milestone worth celebrating. We’re lucky to live by the sea but the rock pools are usually a bit precarious to get too, and quite honestly usually a little boring as any creatures that might reside there are well hidden. So I… Read More First rock pooling adventure