When I attended the Irish Parenting Blog awards at the end of April, I received a lovely goody bag containing all sorts of treats, including moisturiser, vouchers, a discount for M&S, my very own IPB cooking apron AND a Lottie doll… Read More ›
Real Adventure Playgrounds
What are junk and adventure playgrounds? Adventure playgrounds are in bold contrast to the modern playgrounds you’ll see around Ireland today which are planned and built according to minimum safety standards. Images of adventure playgrounds show ram shackled dens, old… Read More ›
My Daughter’s Imaginary Friend.
I never had an imaginary friend during my own childhood. It wasn’t until my 4 year-old daughter caught the dreaded chicken pox and developed a special little friend that I began to worry if this was a sign of a… Read More ›
I’m really looking forward to Easter and it’s not because I get to stuff my face with chocolate eggs (well I’m pretty excited about that too) but I’m thrilled because my wee parents are coming down from Belfast to visit…. Read More ›
Introducing Tom – not your average cuddly toy.
There’s something about Tom. To refer to Tom as a cuddly toy seems an understatement. He has been with me for 30 years. I first clapped eyes on him on Christmas morning, 1983. He sat proudly and was propped bolt… Read More ›
Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice?
For the most part my little girl is all things you might expect from a 4 year-old girl. She’s cute (sugar), bubbly, angelic-looking (all things nice?) and the part I like most – she’s incredibly strong-willed, what some might call… Read More ›
Funny stuff my kids said.
Me: If you’re not good Santa won’t bring you any presents.. Eva: If Santa doesn’t bring me presents, I’ll throw him in the river. Eva: Tom wasn’t at Montessori today. Me: Why not? Eva: Because he ate sludge. (The name of… Read More ›
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