Shopping at SuperValu and how it went

Shopping at SuperValu
Shopping at SuperValu: I did my weekly grocery shop at SuperValu for the first time ever this week

Lets talk about the weekly grocery shop. For most families it’s likely the biggest weekly outgoing (aside from childcare if you use it) and our family is no different. To be honest I’m not a loyal customer of any of the Irish supermarkets. On any given week, depending on my mood, I could shop in any of them. I love a root around Aldi and Lidl mostly because of the special buys, while Tesco is great for getting absolutely everything in the one place. The only supermarket I never ever shop in is Dunnes Stores because of their zero hours contract policy a few years back. This week I did my shopping at SuperValu, so lets see how I got on.

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Croke Park tour – a great family day out

Croke Park Stadium Tour
Croke Park Tour: Aidan, Sarah and Daddy Chambers outside the Cusack Stand at GAA HQ

Family days out that keep everyone pleased are few and far between. We hit the jackpot recently however when we headed to Croke Park to take in the Croke Park Tour and the Ericsson Skyline tour. In case you don’t know it already, we are GAA mad in this house. I’m sure you do know it because if you’re a regular reading you’ll know I’m always banging on about the GAA

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Parents are to blame for obese kids. Period.

Parents are to blame for obese kids
Parents are to blame for obese kids – who else is at fault?

I was watching The Cutting Edge recently. You know the show that Brendan O’Connor hosts on RTE 1 of a Wednesday? One of his guests, political journalist, Daniel O’Connell, brought up the subject of obese children. He is of the opinion that parents are to blame for obese kids.

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GAA match with kids – bum wiping and the c-word!

GAA Match with kids
GAA Match with kids – My pair had an interesting trip to Ennis recently. Here’s Aidan in Croke Park before Meath took on Donegal in the Allianz Football League Division 2 final in March

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you will know I’m a big GAA supporter. I love my club and I love my county. I’ve been keenly following Meath in the Allianz Football League since it got underway in February. So too have Aidan and Sarah but going to a GAA match with kids is a bit like bringing them to a restaurant. At first I think it’s a great idea but then realise I’ve had better ideas when I’ve got there!

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Nickelodeon characters at Aldi from March 7

Nickelodeon characters at Aldi
Nickelodeon characters at Aldi – in stores from March 7

Your little ones are in for a treat with the arrival of all of their favourite Nickelodeon characters at Aldi on Thursday, March 7. They’ll love the toys and you will love the prices! Choose from a wide range including PAW Patrol, PJ Masks or Peppa Pig toys and accessories, on sale in 137 Aldi stores nationwide.

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My ultimate parenting hates; they drive me mad!

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Parenting hates – Play-Doh is top of my list.

Before I had kids I never really thought about cream crackers. I never really thought about McDonald’s Happy Meals. I never really thought about Weetabix. And I never really thought about Play Doh. However now, as a parent, I think about them all the time. Probably too much if I’m really honest. They are my parenting hates.

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Four-year-old obsessed with Michael D

Michael D Higgins

Miggle D Giggles or is it Michael D Higgins

Well, did Santy come to everyone? I know we are in to the second week of 2019 but this is my first post since before Christmas so I have to fill you in on what the big bearded man brought. Or perhaps I’ll just talk about the two gifts that have sparked Sarah’s latest obsession. Continue reading