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Mums NI Book Nook - August 2018
Book Nook

Mums NI Book Nook - August 2018

Created on: Monday, 30 July 2018 Mums NI
Mums NI

Here we have the August 2018 instalment of the Mums NI Book Nook. This month we have some lovely books for children, especially for those little ones just about to start nursery/school in September.  We've included the eagerly awaited new...

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Mindfulness and Art
Your Mental Health

Mindfulness and Art

Created on: Monday, 23 July 2018 by Sinead Mc Dermott Campbell
Sinead Mc Dermott Campbell

Whilst engaging in my art practise and using my hands, my mind becomes engaged and l relax and unwind. During this time l enter into a place what l can only describe as the “art zone ” where l become lost in my own little world. This trance...

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Mums NI Reviews Lego Unikitty
Mums NI Reviews

Mums NI Reviews Lego Unikitty

Created on: Sunday, 22 July 2018 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Let me start by saying that we knew absolutely nothing about Unikitty. Zilch. Zero. Nadda. That is until one Saturday we went to our local Tesco store to do our weekly shop. The usual procedure of getting the car parked, enticing the 3 year old to...

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The Snail and the Whale at the Lyric Theatre Belfast  22 - 26 August
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The Snail and the Whale at the Lyric Theatre Belfast 22 - 26 August

Created on: Friday, 20 July 2018 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s...

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Mums NI Chats With ... Ciaran Mallon of Event Heroes
Mums NI Chats With

Mums NI Chats With ... Ciaran Mallon of Event Heroes

Created on: Monday, 16 July 2018 by Mums NI
Mums NI

My name is Ciaran, I’m 31 and I like dressing up in spandex every weekend. No seriously. I dress up as Spider-Man! My company, Event Heroes, aims to provide movie accurate Heroes, Princesses & Villains for any event. Sadly, being a...

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14 Family Friendly Events at SOMA Festival 2018
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14 Family Friendly Events at SOMA Festival 2018

Created on: Saturday, 14 July 2018 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Held annually in Castlewellan and the surrounding area, the SOMA Festival includes live music events, creative writing workshops, walking tours, and more. Taking place from July 18-22, this year’s festival includes a range of family friendly...

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Christmas 2018 Top Toys List
It's Christmas

Christmas 2018 Top Toys List

Created on: Saturday, 14 July 2018 Mums NI
Mums NI

The Mums NI team received a very special invite to have mince pies and hot chocolate with none other than Mr Claus himself. This was an invitation that we would never refuse so we packed our trusty notebook and pen and took him up on his kind...

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Rebuilding your confidence after starting a family
For Mum

Rebuilding your confidence after starting a family

Created on: Thursday, 12 July 2018 by Samara Prentice
Samara Prentice

Holding your baby for the first time is an experience that every mum will never forget.  Those perfect little rose bud lips, their teeny tiny little fingernails, that smell.  The safe cocoon of those early days, when everything else in...

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The story of PANGS NI
Your Mental Health

The story of PANGS NI

Created on: Wednesday, 11 July 2018 by Michelle Bradley
Michelle Bradley

In January 2014 I was sitting alone with my then one year old daughter, in the midst of the most crippling panic attack. They had been a frequent occurrence since my daughter’s birth and I never got used to them. They would usually hit me out of...

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The Importance of Art and Design for Young People
Your Kids Education

The Importance of Art and Design for Young People

Created on: Tuesday, 10 July 2018 by Sinead Mc Dermott Campbell
Sinead Mc Dermott Campbell

Art and Design education plays a crucial role in the development of children’s minds and creativity.  Art benefits children in numerous ways, it encourages them to develop their fine and gross motor skills, assists with problem solving,...

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Kids Pizza Making Competition at Dalriada Festival
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Kids Pizza Making Competition at Dalriada Festival

Created on: Tuesday, 10 July 2018 by Mums NI
Mums NI

With a few days until the number one family outdoor festival comes to Glenarm Castle, the event organisers at Dalriada Festival have just confirmed that kids will have the opportunity to cook with Jenny Bristow in a fun filled pizza making...

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Mums NI Craft Hub - July 2018
Mums NI Craft Hub

Mums NI Craft Hub - July 2018

Created on: Sunday, 08 July 2018 Mums NI
Mums NI

School's out for Summer so we've been outside enjoying the glorious weather, playing in the pool and running about the garden. We took full advantage of this spell of good weather and made colourful dream catchers to hang outdoors, adding a splash...

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The Gruffalo’s Child Live Comes to the Lyric Theatre Direct from the West End: 17 – 22 JULY
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The Gruffalo’s Child Live Comes to the Lyric Theatre Direct from the West End: 17 – 22 JULY

Created on: Saturday, 07 July 2018 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Internationally acclaimed theatre company Tall Stories comes to the Lyric Theatre with The Gruffalo’s Child Live on Stage from 17 – 22 July as part of a major UK and international tour. This season forms part of Tall Stories’ 21st...

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Mums NI Loves - July 2018
Mums NI Loves

Mums NI Loves - July 2018

Created on: Sunday, 01 July 2018 Mums NI
Mums NI

This July, the Mums NI Team are loving all things that delight the senses. Here are our 5 most loved items. Love what you see? Then leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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Mums NI Book Nook - July 2018
Book Nook

Mums NI Book Nook - July 2018

Created on: Thursday, 28 June 2018 Mums NI
Mums NI

So here is our July 2018 instalment of the Mums NI Book Nook. This month we focus a little bit on the Dads... we've included the eagerly awaited "The Dad Lab" by Sergei Urban which will help get Dad involved with Kids activities during the summer...

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