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Water exercise for pregnancy and beyond
Pregnancy & Birth

Water exercise for pregnancy and beyond

Created on: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 by Vicki Guiney
Vicki Guiney

Any women that’s been pregnant is all too familiar with it’s delightful side effects… aches, pains and swollen feet to name just a few. Thankfully it’s all outweighed by the precious cargo that you are carrying and the famous pregnancy...

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Learning a foreign language – The younger the better!
Your Kids Education

Learning a foreign language – The younger the better!

Created on: Saturday, 01 July 2017 by Marie Louise McKendry
Marie Louise McKendry

We have a poor reputation with regards to learning foreign languages in our little corner of Europe. In contrast bilingualism is the norm in many parts of the continent, in fact most European countries require children to start learning a foreign...

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Extracurricular Activities: How Much is Too Much?
Your Kids Education

Extracurricular Activities: How Much is Too Much?

Created on: Thursday, 29 June 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Most parents want the best for their children and part of that is encouraging them to take part in new hobbies and activities. We do this to see what they enjoy, to find out what they are good at and where their talents lie. Whether it be sports,...

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How to prepare your Child for Nursery School
Your Kids Education

How to prepare your Child for Nursery School

Created on: Tuesday, 27 June 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

In Northern Ireland, Pre-School education is not statutory.  However, to ensure the best for your child, we at Mums NI highly recommend this bridge to education for children in the year immediately before they attend Primary 1.  They...

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Why You Should Join The Mums NI Forum
News

Why You Should Join The Mums NI Forum

Created on: Saturday, 24 June 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

So you’ve noticed us around and clicked the like buttons a few times and quite possibly you have read one of our many Facebook posts where we’ve invited you to come along to the forum and join in on the chit-chat. But you are feeling a little...

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How to settle your baby - Mums NI's guide to successful nap times.
Parenting

How to settle your baby - Mums NI's guide to successful nap times.

Created on: Wednesday, 21 June 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Nap times are really important, not only for your baby but for you as a Mum. You will function better as Mum and as a person if you are not sleep deprived and your baby will be happier and more content if they get a full nap when they need it. So...

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Advice and Guidance on your child's transfer test
Your Kids Education

Advice and Guidance on your child's transfer test

Created on: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 by Clare Rimmer
Clare Rimmer

Our resident Educational Expert, Clare Rimmer answers a Mums question about the transfer test (or 11 plus). If you're confused or worried about the transfer test and how your child will cope, this advice will help you and your child prepare as...

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Screen time - how much is too much? And tips for reducing your child's screen time.
Parenting

Screen time - how much is too much? And tips for reducing your child's screen time.

Created on: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

It's becoming a familiar story for more and more parents, our kids sitting zombified by the screen. Kids are being bombarded with digital entertainment to a greater and greater extent and the difference in screen time between our generation and...

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Choosing a tutor for your child – what questions should I ask?
Your Kids Education

Choosing a tutor for your child – what questions should I ask?

Created on: Thursday, 08 June 2017 by Clare Rimmer
Clare Rimmer

After taking some time out of teaching after having my second child I decided the time was right to get back to doing the job I love – tutoring and running our successful tuition business with my husband Martin.  I began the search for the...

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Dealing with Fussy Eating Kids
Parenting

Dealing with Fussy Eating Kids

Created on: Thursday, 08 June 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Fussy eating for a young child is perfectly normal, but it can be a serious concern for all parents. How can we get past it and make sure our child is getting all the nutrition they need?  When a child is a fussy eater, it usually isn’t...

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Private Tuition - can it really benefit your child?
Your Kids Education

Private Tuition - can it really benefit your child?

Created on: Tuesday, 30 May 2017 by Katie Matthews
Katie Matthews

Supplementary education is becoming an ever-popular choice in Northern Ireland, for parents wishing to give their children the best opportunities, extra support and build up their skills and confidence. Private tuition can be the perfect solution...

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Funky Monkeys Lurgan closing after 9 years
News

Funky Monkeys Lurgan closing after 9 years

Created on: Sunday, 28 May 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Mums NI has learned that Funky Monkeys in Lurgan is to close after 9 years in business. 

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How to help your kids with exams
Your Kids Education

How to help your kids with exams

Created on: Monday, 15 May 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Is there a more stressful time in a childs life than exam time? Whether it’s GSCE’s and A-Levels or the all important transfer tests for primary 7’s. Most kids will find it stressful at exam time and we, as parents, can sometimes feel...

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5 things to do before you become a First-Time Mum
Your Mental Health

5 things to do before you become a First-Time Mum

Created on: Saturday, 13 May 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

This is probably the most exciting time of your life. You’ve heard lots from everyone about what you’re going to go through; some scare stories and some heartwarming ones too! Everyone with a mouth will have given you advice, but remember . ....

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The Benefits of Baby Massage
Kids Health

The Benefits of Baby Massage

Created on: Friday, 12 May 2017 by Karen McLean
Karen McLean

The art of infant massage encourages you as the parent to connect with your baby on many levels, so that you can understand your baby's non-verbal language and respond with love and respectful listening.

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