Help! Stranger Danger – my daughter so doesn’t get it

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger – This little madam loves strangers. A bit too much for my liking!

I’m really lucky that both Aidan and Sarah are very social kids. Neither of them are shy, they instantly make friends with other kids and adults alike. You would never think it, but Aidan is slightly more shy than his sister. It always takes him a few minutes to warm to new people, but once he does he’s in like Flynn!  Continue reading

Aldi beach accessories – get ready for summer holidays!

Aldi beach accessories

Aldi beach accessories – Animal Shaped Swim Ring €2.99

With the summer weather finally making an appearance for the Bank Holiday weekend just passed, it’s time to get thinking about summer holidays, be it on foreign soil or at home. To get you prepared you should check out the Aldi beach accessories, which will be in stores on Sunday, May 20.  Continue reading

My new baby has made my life complete!

new baby Dyson

How my new baby makes me feel! Like I’m on top of the world!

A good while back I asked if three really was the magic number. I was debating whether or not to have a third child. Well I’m glad to announce that the third baby, the fifth member of the family, arrived in to the house a couple of weeks ago. And I don’t know how I ever lived without said baby!  Continue reading

Offaly, so great for a family break

family break offaly

Lough Boora Discovery Park in Offaly (via www.visitoffaly.ie)

I was renewing my car insurance with Chill Insurance the other day and while I was on hold I got to thinking about family road trips in Ireland. All I see online at the moment is people talking about their summer holidays in the likes of France, Spain and Italy but what about mini staycations?  Continue reading

Aldi GAA gear is on the way to stores soon

Aldi GAA gear

Aldi GAA gear – Kids Football Boots €9.99

My almost five year old started playing football and he’s obsessed. He’s at the age when he’s starting to ask for all the gear, which doesn’t come cheap. So I was delighted to discover that Aldi have a GAA range launching in stores on Sunday, April 29th.  Continue reading

The Aldi baby and toddler event is coming soon

Aldi Baby and Toddler event

Aldi Baby and Toddler event – How amazing is this rocking chair for €169.99. Swoon!

Aldi’s Baby and Toddler event returns on Thursday, 19th April, and this time will feature the luxurious Accent Rocking Chair €169.99, which sold out in less than a minute when it was launched in Australia last year.  Continue reading

I believe her and, as a parent, I’m fearful

I believe her

I believe her, the Belfast girl, but as a parent of a girl, I want her to grow up in a world where things are different.

I’m a woman. A woman who has never been raped. Thankfully. The ordeal of rape is a horrific one, no doubt. The girl in the Belfast rape trial outlined just how horrific it is. She was abused. She was degraded. She was exposed. Then she was vilified and after all that she was discredited by Northern Ireland’s appalling misogynistic legal system. I believe her.  Continue reading

Eczema and La Roche-Posay, lets put it to the test

eczema and La Roche-Posay

Eczema and La Roche-Posay: I’m going to give it a go

Earlier this week I was lucky to be invited to an exclusive La Roche-Posay baby skincare masterclass in the lovely Iveagh Garden’s Hotel in Dublin. As a long time eczema sufferer myself, and a mum to a child with eczema, I was really interested in this event.  Continue reading