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Fatherhood and Me
Parenting

Fatherhood and Me

Created on: Tuesday, 21 August 2018 by Christopher Henning
Christopher Henning

Straight off the bat… Being a dad is the best job I’ve ever had! That’s a bold statement I know, but it is. If I’m honest, my time working nightshift at my local Spar garage circa 2003-2005 comes a very close second! I was 19-20 with no...

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Mindful Parenting
Parenting

Mindful Parenting

Created on: Tuesday, 14 August 2018 by Veronica Ellis
Veronica Ellis

Being a parent is one of the most challenging, rewarding, nourishing and depleting roles that we can step into. I often describe my own experience of childbirth as ‘The Agony and The Ecstasy’. Parenthood often continues in a similar vein, a...

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My top tips for preparing for parenthood with multiples
Pregnancy & Birth

My top tips for preparing for parenthood with multiples

Created on: Wednesday, 13 June 2018 by Kelly McDonald
Kelly McDonald

In January 2013 at a visit to the early pregnancy clinic with stomach pain, excessive morning sickness and severe pregnancy hormones I was told ‘Everything looks just fine’. Then there was a silence and a ‘oh I better get someone else to...

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Does Super Mum exist?
Parenting

Does Super Mum exist?

Created on: Sunday, 22 October 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Parenthood is a wonderful thing. We all get handed our little bundles of joy and a handbook detailing what we are to do with our new addition in order to achieve parental perfection resulting in familial bliss. Huh?! You didn’t get THE HANDBOOK?...

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Does it really matter if I dressed her in pink?
Parenting

Does it really matter if I dressed her in pink?

Created on: Monday, 16 October 2017 by Mary Magee
Mary Magee

From the moment we found out we were expecting our first child, we both knew we would find out the sex. What can I say, we are both just too nosey and impatient to wait. I planned a baby shower around 36 weeks pregnant, and we chose then to...

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Chalk & Cheese - A story of two maternity leaves
Parenting

Chalk & Cheese - A story of two maternity leaves

Created on: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 by Jillian Henning
Jillian Henning

After ten wonderful months on maternity leave I’m back to work next week and I can hardly believe it. I am mum to two beautiful daughters, Olivia who is 3 ½ years old and Zanna who is just approaching 9 months so this is my second maternity...

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Do your kids wash their hands?
Parenting

Do your kids wash their hands?

Created on: Monday, 31 July 2017 by Natasha McCrory
Natasha McCrory

Do your kids wash their hands? Official answer is “Yes. Of course they do!”. But do they ever pretend?  I remember being as old as 12 and sprinkling a few drops of water on the bar of soap to create the appearance of having washed my...

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The Magic of The Tooth Fairy
Just for Fun

The Magic of The Tooth Fairy

Created on: Thursday, 20 July 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

Did you know that your Dentist works for the Tooth Fairies? Once your child’s first tooth starts to grow the Dentist alerts the Chief Tooth Fairy who will assign your child their very own Tooth Fairy, which can be a boy or a girl. Each time...

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The Importance of Outdoor Play
Kids Health

The Importance of Outdoor Play

Created on: Friday, 14 July 2017 by Mums NI
Mums NI

With our hectic lifestyles of being either a stay at home parent or working 9 - 5 in say an office, picking children up from school/daycare/grandparents and commuting home to prepare dinner and get homeworks done, running to extra curricular...

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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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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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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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