Soccer stars don’t get a look in with my local GAA mad child

GAA mad child

My GAA mad child: Aidan was over the moon to meet one of his heroes, Moorefield’s David Whyte, recently

I was raised on sidelines. I was fed sport from an early age. I was a GAA mad child and it, and sport, consumed my father’s life. He ran marathons, he cycled, but when I was a small one, it was the GAA that trumped all in our house. Walterstown GAA in rural Co Meath to be precise.  Continue reading

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