When the kids won’t stop fighting – which is frequently – I shout ‘CEASE FIRE!!’ I often put up pretend road blocks around the house and quiz them on where they’re going and what they’re doing, only letting them pass… Read More ›
The school shoes are scuffed. Uniforms have begun to fade in the wash. The nerves from the first days of school are long-forgotten and the once precious, not-so-new school bags and shoes are now tossed into the corner of the… Read More ›
Twins start school!!
Last week the twins started school, and although I knew the transition wouldn’t be overly difficult, a small part of me worried that things may not go smoothly. On the eve of their first day of school I found out… Read More ›
Where the fairies live…
Templemore park fairy trail is where you will find a new, budding fairy population. We’ve visited this park on a regular basis since before the kids were born. And I am without doubt that my trips here with a friend,… Read More ›
Ten things motherhood has taught me.
I’ve decided to join up with a linky by Lucy over at Learner Mama, a fellow member of the Irish parenting bloggers group. This is my first EVER linky and one that I couldn’t ignore. I spent the weekend mulling… Read More ›
Running madly around Lady Dixon park
We’re back from a great weekend in Belfast. Obviously I love Belfast because it’s where I’m from, but it’s a great place for everyone to visit as it has so many attractions and free activities for families. When we head… Read More ›
Writing Challenge – Children’s Fiction
The writing challenge, set by my local writers’ group, was to write a blurb and introduction for a book. I chose children’s fiction, as I somehow thought this would be easier. Imagining the world through the eyes of a ten-year-old… 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 ›
‘Guess How Much I love You?.. All the way to Duplo’.
As today is World book day, I thought I’d use this post to mention a book which my kids love, and, I think, really helped them appreciate the concept of love and just how crazy I am about them. Yes… 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 ›
Is this the Spirit of Christmas?
Last year, we didn’t have any believers in my house. My little people were too young to grasp the whole concept of Santa. Of course there was excitement over the decorations and presents, but when we tried to talk about… Read More ›
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