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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,…

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.…

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…

I’ve Forgotten How To Play

I’ve just come back from a lovely weekend away with the family to Donegal on the north-west coast of Ireland. We had a really relaxed time hanging out with friends, walking on the beach and turning off from the daily…

Make Your Own DIY Sensory Bottle

Sensory bottles are great aids for children to help them to calm down and regulate their emotions. They are also great for kids who are sensory seekers and love to explore the mesmerising motion of the bottle’s contents. These bottles…

How To Make Fat Balls For The Birds

Since moving to a new house with a lovely garden, the kids have been so much more interested in wildlife, particularly birds. While we always put out food for the birds in winter, our little bird feeder has been lying…

We Need To Talk About Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux’s new documentary ‘Mothers on the Edge‘ aired last night exploring the severe side of postnatal mental illness. He spoke to several mums, their families, and clinicians at a mother and baby unit in England. I sat down to…

Hello Fresh: The Busy Mum’s Saviour

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links which means, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. If you’re anything like me, meal planning and prep…

How Gender Stereotyping Is Hurting Our Sons

Today I watched the wonderful Vick Psarias-Broadbent from Honest Mum talking to Phil and Holly on This Morning about toxic masculinity and why it’s ok for boys to cry. Little did I know that shortly after watching this, I would…


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