Living in the country with kids – it’s different alright

Living in the country with kids

Living in the country with kids – it’s a big change for us

I was born and reared in the country but left it when I headed off to college back in 2000. I’ve become quite accustomed to town living for the last 18 years. Just over a two weeks ago however, we moved from Newbridge town out to the sticks in Meath and it really takes some getting used to again.  Continue reading

I never wanted to be a stay at home mammy but now I am

stay at home mammy

I’m now a stay at home mammy

I never thought I was cut out to be a stay at home mammy. In fact I didn’t really want to be. Hell, I even wrote a whole blog post about it. That was then but here I am some two years on and I’m exactly what I didn’t want to be. Except I changed my mind.  Continue reading

SpotOn Football – a genius product for young GAA players

SpotOn Football

Aidan with his SpotOn Football

If you haven’t guessed it, the GAA is king in our house. I love it. Daddy Chambers loves it. Aidan loves it and Sarah is getting there. I’m totally chuffed that Aidan is passionate about playing football. I want sport to play a huge part in the kids’ lives. I want them to enjoy it but to enjoy it I firmly believe kids have to be decent at it.  Continue reading

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

Aldi trampoline and bouncy castle in stores Sunday

Aldi trampoline

Aldi trampoline – on sale from this Sunday, May 27

The summer holidays aren’t that far away and you’ll want to keep the kids entertained, right? Well check this out! From Sunday, May 27, the Aldi trampoline and bouncy castle are included in their specialbuys.

The Aldi trampoline, including enclosure, is only €129.99 and features 56 zinc-coated springs for reliable all-day bouncing.It also has an anti-rust galvanised steel frame and weather protected foam pads for safe cushioning. Also in store on Sunday in the corresponding trampoline accessories kit, which includes  Includes a cover, an entrance ladder and an anchor kit.

If a trampoline is not your thing then have a look at the bouncy castle for €79,99. It inflates in under two minutes thanks to the built-in air pump. It is a safe, enclosed play area with honeycomb side safety nets and an arched entrance. The bouncy castle secures to the ground with four stakes, while the accessories included are an air pump, bouncer safety stakes, air pump safety stakes, a repair kit and a carry bag

Aldi trampoline

The bouncy castle is €79.99

The above products go on sale in all 130 Aldi stores nationwide from Sunday, 27th May, while stocks last. For more information see the Aldi website.

Speaking of summer, have you booked your family holiday yet? If not and you’re looking for something a bit different, I highly recommend Holland.



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