Free Irish language support pack with kids books

free Irish language support pack

Free Irish language support pack: This book and CD were in the pack we received

Did you know you can get a free Irish language support pack from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht? A friend of mine alerted me to it a couple of years ago and I applied for the pack and it genuinely is fantastic.  Continue reading

Hands on dad; the way it should be

Hands on Dad

Hands on dad: Daddy Chambers and Sarah

What about all the great dads out there? All the hands on dads out there? I’m constantly hearing and seeing women moan about what their man doesn’t do. They are of course entitled to moan if their man isn’t pulling their weight at home and with the kids. However, I’m so lucky to say I’m not one of those women. Daddy Chambers is a hands on dad.  Continue reading

We have a no shoe policy at home, what’s the big deal?

no shoe policy

No shoe policy: There’s one in our house

We have a no shoe policy in our house. We all adhere to it regimentally, yes even the kids. They know no different. I can’t say all my guests do and the ones that do, well some of them, look at me like I have ten heads. It kind of annoys me to be honest.  Continue reading

The sudden onset of working mother guilt

Working mother guilt

Working mother guilt: The words of this wee man made me feel incredibly guilty last week

I was off for the last week and a bit on annual leave. The reason being that Aidan was starting naíonra and I wanted to be there for him, to drop and collect him, during his first week. You know, just to make sure he was alright, settling in well and to be close by if he couldn’t settle. Continue reading

Taking kids to Electric Picnic; how it went

Taking kids to Electric Picnic

Taking kids to Electric Picnic: My little rock chick Sarah patiently waiting for The Riptide Movement to come on stage at EP 2017

I’m going to be totally honest here; going to Electric Picnic without children is better than going with children. However, last weekend we didn’t have a choice; it was go with the kids or not go at all.  Continue reading

Why I’m sending my son to naíonra

naíonra

Aidan, all set for his first day in naíonra

This time last year I wrote a post all about Aidan heading off to playschool for the very first time. I worried about how he’d get on, about whether his speech delay would hold him back and about whether he’d fit in. I need not have worried. He flew it. He loved play school.  Continue reading

Family days out: Halloween at Ladyrath Lane

Halloween at Ladyrath Lane

Halloween at Ladyrath Lane, a lovely family day out

I was in Dunnes Stores the other day and was a bit taken aback to see a table full of Halloween decorations in the homewares department. For God sake, the kids haven’t even gone back to school yet, is what I said to myself. My kids were in awe of the decorations though and informed me that they can’t wait for the spooky spectacular to come around.  Continue reading