Learning through Irish at naíonra

Learning through Irish

Learning through Irish: An update on Naíonra

Both my children are currently attending a naíonra in Newbridge, an all Irish playschool.  Aidan started there last September and Sarah started in January of this year. I wrote about Aidan starting his Irish journey last year and our reasons behind choosing this route. You can have a read of the post here if you fancy it.  Continue reading

Thank you for the quality family time Storm Emma

quality family time

Quality family time: Aidan was in his element playing in the snow last week.

Us parents are only great at contradicting ourselves. We moan about making lunches and school runs but when the kids are off we can’t wait to get them back to school. I’m guilty of it myself.  However, last week, when the playschool was closed due to all the snow, I just loved it. We had genuine quality family time like we’ve never had before.  Continue reading

Should I let my kids fail? Or are they too young yet?

Should I let my kids fail?

Should I let my kids fail? I certainly don’t do it at present. Are they too young yet?

Last weekend I read Jennifer O’Connell’s column in the Irish Times. She was talking about stripping back parenting; about keeping it more simple.  Continue reading

Solo Travel Lisbon: The perfect city break

Solo Travel Lisbon

Solo Travel Lisbon: These old trams can be spotted all around the city and they really add to it’s old world charm

Last weekend I did a whole city break to Lisbon on my own. Not by choice mind you. I was supposed to go with a friend but she was ill and advised not to travel. Nobody was able to take her place at such short notice, while Daddy Chambers couldn’t accompany me as we had nobody to look after Aidan and Sarah.  Continue reading

Supplements for child behaviour – they worked for my son

supplements for child behaviour

Supplements for child behaviour: I just can’t get over the change in Aidan in just a month

My Aidan has always been an active boy. A strong willed boy. Wild, giddy and gorgeous. As a baby he slept a lot but when he was awake he was always moving, even when he couldn’t even walk.  Continue reading

Aldi Santa Milk, in store from Tuesday

Aldi Santa Milk

Aldi Santa Milk

Getting the mince pies, carrots and milk together for Santa and Rudolph on Christmas Eve is a tradition that takes place the world over each year on Christmas Eve.  Traveling the world and delivering gifts can be thirsty work, so Aldi are once again making sure that your fridge is stocked with Santa’s favourite tipple, milk!  Continue reading