Introduce kids to new flavours with these 3 chicken dishes

Introduce the kids to new flavours with 3 different chicken dishes

Introduce the kids to new flavours with 3 different chicken dishes

Kids can be set in their ways when it comes to food, with certain things they like and others that they won’t even contemplate trying. Of course, as they grow up and try new foods, their taste buds develop and what once may have been completely unacceptable suddenly becomes their new favourite. It’s only a question of time!  Continue reading

The Aldi Christmas Toys Specialbuys are almost here

Aldi Christmas Toys Specialbuys

Aldi Christmas Toys Specialbuys: The Ride on Land Rover

If you haven’t finished the kid’s Christmas shopping yet then hang on until Thursday, November 30. Aldi will have a range of toy Specialbuys in their 130 stores nationwide. Continue reading

Mamasmartz Hands on Magnets; a God send

Mamasmartz Hands on Magnets

The Mamasmartz Hands on Magnets have been a God send

I think every parent has been guilty of buying some pretty useless stuff for their kids, especially when they are babies. I came across a product recently that I thought would be ideal for Sarah but totally and utterly useless for Aidan. They are the ‘Hands on Magnets’ from Mamasmartz, which are basically a car parking safety tool for kids.  Continue reading

Lets talk play centres: Playzone, Celbridge review

Playzone, Celbridge review

Playzone, Celbridge review: Sarah having fun in the ball pool

Play centres, I love them and I also hate them. They can be dirty, noisy and serve diabolical coffee and even worse food. Kids, however, love them. They don’t see the dirt. They don’t drink coffee either!  Continue reading

Discipline and following through, I finally did it

Discipline and following through

Discipline and following through: After the incident with the rock and the car window I felt like I had no choice but to be tough

I felt like the Wicked Witch of the West on Halloween night. Not because I was dressed up as one but because I didn’t allow my four-year-old son go out trick or treating with his little friends in the estate.  Continue reading

An 80s childhood, no pumpkins or fancy visits to Santa

An 80s childhhod

An 80s childhood: Yours truly back in the day!

I’m turning into my mother. Now there’s a sentence I never thought I would write! It’s a natural progression I guess, she taught me a lot of what I know, after all.
‘There was none of that in my day’ was always her catch phrase when I was growing up. Indeed it’s still her catch phrase when I’m telling her stuff about the kids. But now I find myself using the same phrase all the time. Continue reading

Our genuine thoughts on Lottie Dolls

Lottie Dolls

Lottie Dolls Review: Sarah and her beloved Muddy Puddles Lottie

We have a playroom packed to the gills with toys. Big ones. Small ones. Broken ones. Aidan and Sarah’s bedrooms are also packed with things to play with. It seems to be the story in most houses the length and breath of the country. Half of them are never played with. However, there’s one toy that Sarah consistently has in her hand since the minute it arrived to the house. It’s her Muddy Puddles Lottie Doll and a wee picnic set, also from Lottie Dolls.  Continue reading

Guest post: Tips for parents with anxiety

Tip for parents with anxiety Laura Ryder

Tips for parents with anxiety

Are you in the throes of anxiety right now? Much like your children, does it not even leave you alone when you go to the bathroom? Or perhaps you’re feeling like you’ve got this parenting malarkey down at the moment, but you’ve been anxious in the past and know you probably will be again in the future? Here’s your sister.  Continue reading

Review: Rathwood Halloween Pirate Adventure

Rathwood Halloween Pirate Adventure

Rathwood Halloween Pirate Adventure: Sarah picking out her pumpkin to carve.

Aye Aye my hearties! Happy Halloween in advance! We got in the spirit of things at the Rathwood Halloween Pirate Adventure today and not even Storm Brian got in our way!  Continue reading

Family break in the D Hotel and Funtasia

Family break in the D Hotel and Funtasia

Family break in the D Hotel and Funtasia: Aidan and Daddy Chambers outside The D Hotel in Drogheda

Would you beleive that up until last Saturday we had never all stayed together as a family in a hotel. It just didn’t appeal to me. I worried about all four of us being in a room together and I wondered what myself and Daddy Chambers would do once Aidan and Sarah were asleep.  Continue reading