Back With A Bang…

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Aaaaand we’re off. 😉  Day 1 of School 2017. I threw myself back into the role of saying things like “Hurry up and put your trousers on!” “Where’s your shoes!” “Have you brushed your teeth?” “No you can’t watch telly it’s time for school!”  Lots of petty arguments between them were had. Daggers looks thrown […]

Are You Having A Laugh?…

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Yeh. It’s time for school to open again.  And I don’t care if there’s a flu epidemic and some lunatic suggests the schools should stay closed. I’m bringing them to school on Monday whether it’s opened or closed.  By the way I’m acutely aware that only a few weeks ago I was complaining of school […]

When Your Plan For A Lie In Backfires Spectacularly…

When Your Plan For A Lie In Backfires Spectacularly

School finished up. Whatever made the 5 year old throw up I don’t know but thankfully, it didn’t amount to anything and we all survive another day!  We finished up work. The Christmas shop was done. All good.  The boys went to bed later than usual, and I decided on a plan to keep them up […]

Netflix – Gilmore Girls, House Of Cards & The Siege Of Jadotville…

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Last week my Dad was up staying overnight with us and he mentioned that he’d heard The Siege Of Jadotville was really good and that he was going to figure out how to “download it.”  Like super girl in a cape – okay, like a daughter with a remote and a Netflix account – I […]

The Worry Plaque Review & GIVEAWAY…

I think it’s safe to say lots of us have had fairy doors in our houses from The Irish Fairy Door Company and have enjoyed the magic of fairies & kids exchanging notes. It’s adorable! If you haven’t read what they’re about, here’s a little intro:  We help fairies relocate into homes and gardens all over […]

When You Can’t Do Anything Without Getting Interrogated…

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I can hardly wipe my nose without one or both of the kids asking me what I’m doing and why.  Tonight took the absolute piss.  The boys and the Hubby are in the sitting room watching the telly.  I saunter down the stairs with a bag in my hand for the bin minding my own […]

The Weatherbies Book Review…

The Weatherbies are loveable weather themed friends who live in Skytown, a magical fantasyland above the earth’s ozone layer. Em, how cute??   I was kindly sent out their first book ‘Sammy Sun Is Coming Out To Play’ for review recently.  Created & written by Northern Ireland Mum Yvonne Fleming for her own two sons, Sammy […]

Meet Sparkles Mc Jingle Bells…

Builders, Steroids & Mice, Oh My…

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My blog has been a bit quiet for the last week or so. We’ve had builders and plumbers and tilers, and I’ve been on steroids and antibiotics and breathing like an 80 year old who smokes 50 cigarettes a day, and then all the kids, and there was also a mouse in the house at […]

Childs Farm Review…

Childs Farm is an award winning brand of kids toiletries set up by Joanna Jensen, who was on a quest to find a shampoo and conditioner for her two daughters’ sensitive skin & fine hair, but something without all the chemicals. The Child Farm range is suitable for sensitive and eczema prone skin, all Paediatrician […]

When Your Kid Doesn’t Sleep But You’re A Sucker…

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My Eldest has never been the best sleeper, for as long as I can remember. He stopped napping just before he turned 2, around the time his brother was born. Fun times. He wakes on average at about 6.30am every morning. On a really great day we’ll get 7am. Then he goes through phases of […]

Our Top Christmas Movies…

Home Alone  It needs no introduction does it? In fact, none of these movies do! Surely everyone, EVERYONE, has seen – and loves – Home Alone? I don’t even know if I want to know any different.. It’s a Christmas classic that we can’t get enough of. Home Alone 2  If anything, even better than the […]

Baby Elegance Voucher GIVEAWAY…

Baby Elegance is an Irish Family run business with over 1000 own branded baby products. They currently have two stores – one in Dundrum and one in Blanchardstown, and you can also shop online.  Here’s their story:  “Welcoming a new baby is one of the most special times in life. At Baby Elegance, we’d like […]

Good 4 U Super Bites Snacks Review…

Good4U are an Irish family business making healthy snacks without compromising on taste. Their soft super bites snacks are a high fibre truffle consisting of seeds and fruits. They kindly sent us out some of their super bites snacks to try out and here’s how we got on.  Here’s what we got in our pack:  […]

I Have To Admit…

My next guest post comes all the way from Canada! Rod McKenzie is a Parenting & Lifestyle Blogger over at Modern Dad Pages. He’s Dad to teenagers Ryley & Logen & six year old Olivia. Rod admits in this post to those days where your kids can make you feel like you’re actually going insane! 😉 […]