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A Bittersweet Father’s Day

Guest post by Darren Beggs from Bearded With Boys Father’s Day is usually a bit of a bittersweet day for me… on one hand, I am a dad to 2 of the most amazing boys and on the other hand,…

Recipe: Irish Stew

Irish stew is one of the recipes that’s been reinvented so many times over the years that not many people realise what a true Irish stew is. Step away from the Guinness First of all, the meat of choice for…

Recipe: Traditional Soda Bread

Soda bread has been an Irish staple food for centuries. Using only a small number of ingredients and easily cooked over an open fire, it was (and still is) a cheap and tasty way to eat. The bread is quite…

When I’m Anxious I Make Lists

Hi, I’m Michelle and I’m a listaholic. I make lists about lists and I list the lists I need to write. You see, list-making is actually a coping mechanism for anxiety. I wasn’t always this way. In fact, right up…

10 Outdoor Adventures in Northern Ireland

With the increase of screen time, plastic toys and the need to constantly entertain our children in the 21st century, we are scaling back and looking at ways we can increase our time in nature and have more outdoor adventures.…

In Praise Of Stacey Solomon

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, it’s been hard to miss the news that Stacey Solomon gave birth to a beautiful baby boy recently. But apart from the adorable little squish, she has been gaining attention for a…

Let The Weight Loss Begin!

I’ve never really been concerned about weight loss. I’ve had moments where I’ve been unhappy with my shape but it never really got to me on any deeper sort of level. Something has grown this past year though (mostly my…

True Self-Care: Why Having A Bath Won’t Help You Cope

I wrote a post in the early days of this blog suggesting ways in which we can integrate self-care practices into our daily lives. The more I have thought about that post, the more I realise I wrong I was.…

How to Throw a Frozen-Themed Party

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Frozen 2 is to be released later this year. While I’m not looking forward to having the latest Disney song stuck in my head for months, I am looking forward to some inspiration…

Dream Cream Eczema Relief

If you have ever watched your child suffer from dry, itchy eczema you will know the feeling of wanting to do everything in your power to find them relief. After trying so many creams and lotions, both shop-bought and prescribed…

64 Cheap Activities To Entertain Your Kids This Summer

With summer fast approaching, I’ve started looking ahead to budget-friendly ways to keep the kids occupied over the long summer months. In Northern Ireland, the summer break lasts for 8 weeks which is a long time to think up new…


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