The long awaited Center Parcs in Longford (the first in Ireland) opened this summer to much fanfare. It seems you can’t go anywhere now without seeing huge posters of happy kids in the woods, including one the length of the arrivals hall at Dublin Airport. Instagram is awash with posts of celebrities enjoying a walk… Read More A short break in the new Center Parcs Longford
A lot of people are trying to cut down on disposable plastics, but we recently had a stark reminder why disposable and convenient isn’t always a good thing. We had nipped in to a Starbucks for lunch and got a couple of cheese toasties for the adults. I was prepared (for once) and my little… Read More Plastic mum fail
Of all the milestones your hear about, I never expected first school bag to be significant. However my little girl has started taking her first school bag to creche and it makes her seem so much more grown up. When creche first asked me to start sending her in with a bag I was a… Read More What’s in your school bag?
This is my favourite recent photo, because it shows my two favourite people at the same spot on the Great Orme just over a year apart. Last year I wrote about how Llandudno is a great place to visit with a baby because of the long buggy friendly walks along the premenade and round the… Read More Another trip to Llandudno
How toddler proofed is your house?We didn’t go overboard with protection, just a bit of foam around the fire place, a few cupboard locks and moving lots of things to high shelves. It seems to be enough that we can let our toddler roam and not need to intently study every movement.I hadn’t realised how… Read More A toddler proofing adventure
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