Many sibling relationships are fraught with conflict and most of us have probably had direct experience in our own lives. Watching our children’s battles can be upsetting and the urge to step in and possibly becoming embroiled can sometimes be… Read More ›
A Fair Share
As a mother of twins, I had expected my children to learn how to share more easily than singletons. I gullibly believed these words from my midwife when they were only days old in hospital and in 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 ›
Camping with kids in Kinsale
This post was supposed to be called we’re going camping, however we decided to leave a day early. I wrote most of it in the campers’ kitchen with the quiet company of a few mild-mannered children playing minecraft on their… 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 ›
Just one of those days
But first – a little update. I’m sorry for disappearing for a little while. I’ve decided to take a short break from my blog as the last few weeks have been pretty hectic. The kids have finished pre-school, we had… Read More ›
Is it a twin thing?
I think I share most people’s natural curiosity when it comes to twins, especially regarding the question of whether they share a special bond. For me it started during my pregnancy. I was comforted when people told me the twins… 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 ›
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 ›
As a newcomer to the world of blogging, I have discovered a supportive community of mothers, all willing to share and support each other through their parenting dilemmas and all manner of highs and lows. Some do it with beautifully… Read More ›
Is your family ready for a pet?
Big, puppy dog eyes are irresistible, especially if they belong to your young child who is pining for a new pet… As the proud owner of six chickens, two cats and a miniature Jack Russell, I see how much… Read More ›
Better than a sicky
This morning i’m sitting on the sofa, in front of a blazing peat fire, with a blanket, my laptop and a strong cup of coffee. And do you know what the best part is? I feel zero guilt. How did… 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 ›
Hello babies… Bye-Bye friends?
Before babies During my pregnancy I had brilliant daydreams of my new life with the twins, giggling babies lying on a blanket gnawing their fresh carrots, whilst chatting to friends over a glass of wine and cooking up a… Read More ›
Road trip.. with twins!
When the kids were small, the weekend trip to my parents’ house in Belfast, a mere three hours’ drive, was quite the ordeal. Three hours of my manic ‘we’re nearly there!’ didn’t provide much reassurance. On the day of travel, I… Read More ›
Just one of those days
It’s raining outside and… Read More ›
Like many mothers and fathers everywhere, I will shortly be saying goodbye to my babies, sorry, children as I drop them off for their first day at Montessori. With dread, I have been counting down the years, months, and now… Read More ›
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