Measles, The MMR and The Harmful Effects Of Not Vaccinating Children

On 20 August 2018, the World Health Organisation released a press release which stated that “Over 41,000 children and adults in the WHO European Region…

Closing Time: Leaving Creche Days Behind

“Closing Time, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end…” I’m reminded a lot of this song lately, it’s playing in my song almost…

22 Times Grey’s Anatomy Summed Up Parenting A Toddler

I’ve started re-watching old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy lately while I’ve been off work. I’ve been a fan of Grey’s Anatomy since the early days…

Slipping Through My Fingers, The Toddler Days

There’s a song in the movie Mamma Mia which might have drawn a tear or two since becoming a parent. In the middle of the…

More Affordable Childcare- What IS Available?

Childcare is often declared to be the second mortgage of many homes. Personally, it makes up almost as much as our rent per month, and…

Defeated By Three: Confessions of A Toddler Mammy

I am officially done with toddlerdom. Finito. Dunzo. The fact that the child has a while left to go doesn’t matter, I am at the…

Easter At Rathwood – The Experience

In the run up to Easter, it’s been great to see a load of kid-centric activities to fill up the holidays popping up. Egg hunts,…

He’s Three – A Snapshot of My Little Boy’s Life on his Birthday

On the 24th of March 2014, I became a mother. At 7.05 am, my son was born by emergency caesarean section. Since that moment, my…

9 Educational Shows For Your Kid on Netflix

Ah, television, the great divider of opinion. I, along with many parents, prior to becoming a mother was a “My child won’t watch it” type.…

Hello Mammy Guilt, again

The boy child is nearly three. He’s at that brilliant age where he’s a proper little human who you can actually have a conversation with.…

Favourite Bedtime Stories: What is on our Bookshelf?

I am not a fan of bedtime. The child going to bed, yes, perfectly happy with that (what parent isn’t?) but it’s an ordeal at…

The A To Z of My Toddler

My toddler is a curious fellow, an ever changing personality. I’d point out some manufacturing flaws (the lack of love of sleep, the mess) but…

Best Laid Plans

That quote about the best laid plans of mice and men? Someone definitely had spent time with a toddler that week. I’ve got the Monday…

Living With The Twoligan

I live with a dictator. Things are rarely on my terms, but on those of the short angry man I live with. His physical force…

6 Tips for a Stress-free Start To Creche

Choosing childcare is difficult and time-consuming. There is a lot to be thought about; flexibility of employers and of the childcare options, cost, how your…

Let’s Talk Night Terrors – What are they, and why is my child getting …

As parents, we want to make our child as happy and as secure as they possibly can be, every hour of every day. There’s only…

Finding Your Village

It takes a village to raise a child, says the old African proverb. From the first days of becoming a parent, professionals insist that you…

Growing Pains – Hello Terrible Two

The boy is now two. The Terrible Twos. as they’re commonly known, have definitely hit our house.

Always Drink Coffee Before Soft Play – Tales from the Front Line

Ah, soft play areas, savers of sanity (most of the time). When you are accompanied by a tiny human who finds fantastic enjoyment from flinging…

A morning of Soft Play – Chuckies Play Centre, Cork

  When you’re at home with a toddler, days can get pretty repetitive. Unless you set up different things to do during the week, it…