Discipline and following through, I finally did it

Discipline and following through

Discipline and following through: After the incident with the rock and the car window I felt like I had no choice but to be tough

I felt like the Wicked Witch of the West on Halloween night. Not because I was dressed up as one but because I didn’t allow my four-year-old son go out trick or treating with his little friends in the estate.  Continue reading

An 80s childhood, no pumpkins or fancy visits to Santa

An 80s childhhod

An 80s childhood: Yours truly back in the day!

I’m turning into my mother. Now there’s a sentence I never thought I would write! It’s a natural progression I guess, she taught me a lot of what I know, after all.
‘There was none of that in my day’ was always her catch phrase when I was growing up. Indeed it’s still her catch phrase when I’m telling her stuff about the kids. But now I find myself using the same phrase all the time. Continue reading

Our genuine thoughts on Lottie Dolls

Lottie Dolls

Lottie Dolls Review: Sarah and her beloved Muddy Puddles Lottie

We have a playroom packed to the gills with toys. Big ones. Small ones. Broken ones. Aidan and Sarah’s bedrooms are also packed with things to play with. It seems to be the story in most houses the length and breath of the country. Half of them are never played with. However, there’s one toy that Sarah consistently has in her hand since the minute it arrived to the house. It’s her Muddy Puddles Lottie Doll and a wee picnic set, also from Lottie Dolls.  Continue reading

Guest post: Tips for parents with anxiety

Tip for parents with anxiety Laura Ryder

Tips for parents with anxiety

Are you in the throes of anxiety right now? Much like your children, does it not even leave you alone when you go to the bathroom? Or perhaps you’re feeling like you’ve got this parenting malarkey down at the moment, but you’ve been anxious in the past and know you probably will be again in the future? Here’s your sister.  Continue reading

Review: Rathwood Halloween Pirate Adventure

Rathwood Halloween Pirate Adventure

Rathwood Halloween Pirate Adventure: Sarah picking out her pumpkin to carve.

Aye Aye my hearties! Happy Halloween in advance! We got in the spirit of things at the Rathwood Halloween Pirate Adventure today and not even Storm Brian got in our way!  Continue reading

Family break in the D Hotel and Funtasia

Family break in the D Hotel and Funtasia

Family break in the D Hotel and Funtasia: Aidan and Daddy Chambers outside The D Hotel in Drogheda

Would you beleive that up until last Saturday we had never all stayed together as a family in a hotel. It just didn’t appeal to me. I worried about all four of us being in a room together and I wondered what myself and Daddy Chambers would do once Aidan and Sarah were asleep.  Continue reading

The Aldi Toy Event is coming soon

Aldi Toy Event

Aldi Toy Event: This wooden dolls house is just so cute and only €49.99..

Are you trying to get ahead of the posse with the Christmas shopping? Well, you’ll be delighted to know that the Aldi Toy Event Specialbuys will be in stores nationwide from Thursday, October 26th.  Continue reading

Great little iPhone hack for parents

iPhone hack for parents

iPhone hack for parents: Guided Access is parental control for iPhones

I’m totally guilty of giving the kids my phone especially when I’m out for a coffee or we all go out for dinner together. Before I became a mammy I always swore I would never be the kind that lets her child play with a smart phone. I even wrote a post about how naive I was before the kids came along! Then reality hit and the rest is history.  Continue reading

Big boobs are a really big nuisance

Big boobs

Big boobs are a total annoyance

I’ve always been big busted. However during pregnancy, as you would expect, my boobs grew. And grew and grew and then grew some more. It didn’t bother me too much because I knew they would go back to the size they were once the pregnancy was over. That’s what’s supposed to happen, right?  Continue reading

Granny bought the two year old lube in Dealz

Granny bought the two year old lube

Granny bought the two year old lube: Nooky lube, a €1.50 bargain from Dealz.

No, you haven’t read the title of this post wrong! You’d be forgiven for thinking you did though. So myself, my mother, who hobbles around on a crutch, and the two kids, decided to pop in to Navan Shopping Centre for a look around yesterday. I left my wallet in the multi-story car park, so myself and the four-year-old went to the car to get it.  Continue reading