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# family-magazine - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

WIN: One of four Pokémon Detective Pikachu goodie bags
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# Win

WIN: One of four Pokémon Detective Pikachu goodie bags

May 28th 2019, 5:29 PM 396 Views 0 Comments

Gotta catch ‘em all!

5 brilliant events for young kids around the country this bank holiday weekend
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

5 brilliant events for young kids around the country this bank holiday weekend

May 28th 2019, 5:28 PM 1,281 Views 0 Comments

The *real* start of summer is here – and this is what’s on for your little ones.

Am I being a bad parent... by worrying about when to tell my new boss that I'm pregnant?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by worrying about when to tell my new boss that I'm pregnant?

May 28th 2019, 5:28 PM 1,057 Views 0 Comments

This week, one expectant mum is wondering when the right time to share her news is.

Mums and dads share their must-pack items for the first trip away with a baby
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Mums and dads share their must-pack items for the first trip away with a baby

May 28th 2019, 5:27 PM 2,441 Views 1 Comment

Toys for meltdown moments, a sling – and a spare babygro or two in your hand luggage.

26 parenting hacks to make travelling with young kids a whole lot easier
# A To Z
# A To Z

26 parenting hacks to make travelling with young kids a whole lot easier

May 28th 2019, 5:26 PM 9,425 Views 3 Comments

You might think holidays are for relaxing, but under 5s don’t agree, writes Sheena McGinley.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

9 game-changing pieces of advice I wish I'd been given as a brand new mum
# Life After Baby
# Life After Baby

9 game-changing pieces of advice I wish I'd been given as a brand new mum

May 21st 2019, 5:31 PM 14,363 Views 11 Comments

First up, throw all expectations of a newborn sleep routine out the window, writes Chrissie Russell.

Parents Panel: What's the one toy your little one won't be without?
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What's the one toy your little one won't be without?

May 21st 2019, 5:31 PM 1,055 Views 0 Comments

Paw Patrol figurines, fluffy bunnies, and a beloved princess dress.

Am I being a bad parent... by thinking it's okay to use the iPad as a distraction tool?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by thinking it's okay to use the iPad as a distraction tool?

May 21st 2019, 5:30 PM 1,480 Views 2 Comments

This week, one reader is wondering if she’s been relying on screen time too much with her four year-old.

Here's what's on for under 5s at the International Literature Festival Dublin this week
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

Here's what's on for under 5s at the International Literature Festival Dublin this week

May 21st 2019, 5:30 PM 470 Views 0 Comments

Perfect for mini-readers.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

WIN: One of two family passes to a fun-filled weekend at Playstival this August
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# Win

WIN: One of two family passes to a fun-filled weekend at Playstival this August

May 14th 2019, 5:34 PM 1,323 Views 0 Comments

There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy, including a world street food market and craft village.

Walk on the wild side: 6 petting zoos and farms that are perfect for under 5s
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

Walk on the wild side: 6 petting zoos and farms that are perfect for under 5s

May 14th 2019, 5:34 PM 4,868 Views 0 Comments

Don’t forget your camera!

Am I being a bad parent... by teaching my four-year-old about 'bad people' so soon?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by teaching my four-year-old about 'bad people' so soon?

May 14th 2019, 5:33 PM 1,338 Views 0 Comments

This week, one reader wants her daughter to know that she can refuse a hug or kiss.

Just one spoonful: Parents share the baby foods their little ones eat without fail
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Just one spoonful: Parents share the baby foods their little ones eat without fail

May 14th 2019, 5:33 PM 2,380 Views 0 Comments

Broccoli, beetroot… and chocolate fingers.

Here's the real difference between having one child and two - by someone who's just found out
# Times Two
# Times Two

Here's the real difference between having one child and two - by someone who's just found out

May 14th 2019, 5:32 PM 27,496 Views 6 Comments

Your idea of “quality time” with your partner will change A LOT, writes Chrissie Russell.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Family traditions, old friends and Jon Bon Jovi: Mums and dads share what inspired their babies' names
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Family traditions, old friends and Jon Bon Jovi: Mums and dads share what inspired their babies' names

May 7th 2019, 5:17 PM 1,273 Views 0 Comments

It’s one of the first ‘big’ choices you’ll make as a parent – and here’s how our panel approached it.

5 toddler-friendly events taking place around the country in May and June
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

5 toddler-friendly events taking place around the country in May and June

May 7th 2019, 4:45 PM 1,016 Views 0 Comments

Including a teddy bears’ picnic and a baby rave complete with DJ.

WIN: A stylish day out at Naas Racecourse Ladies Day - plus a four-course lunch
# Competition
# Competition

WIN: A stylish day out at Naas Racecourse Ladies Day - plus a four-course lunch

May 7th 2019, 4:45 PM 304 Views 0 Comments

Better get planning an outfit!

Am I being a bad parent... by sharing my pregnancy news too soon?
# Aibabp
# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by sharing my pregnancy news too soon?

May 7th 2019, 4:44 PM 1,593 Views 0 Comments

This week, one mum-to-be realises she’s going to have to start telling people earlier than she’d planned.

'Put him in the sling and start walking': 7 practical tips for surviving the dreaded colic, from real parents
# Cry Me A River
# Cry Me A River

'Put him in the sling and start walking': 7 practical tips for surviving the dreaded colic, from real parents

May 7th 2019, 4:44 PM 6,376 Views 3 Comments

Sheena McGinley scouts out some advice for dealing with a newborn who Just Won’t Stop Crying.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Ready, set, go! 5 active events around the country to get your whole family moving
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

Ready, set, go! 5 active events around the country to get your whole family moving

Apr 30th 2019, 4:36 PM 269 Views 0 Comments

Better dust off those trainers.

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my mother-in-law I don't want her minding the baby?
# Aibabp
# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my mother-in-law I don't want her minding the baby?

Apr 30th 2019, 4:35 PM 4,616 Views 2 Comments

This week, one parent doesn’t know to handle an offer she doesn’t want.

Parents share the most embarrassing things their little ones have said in public
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents share the most embarrassing things their little ones have said in public

Apr 30th 2019, 4:34 PM 1,280 Views 1 Comment

“Ellie-Mae told her granny that she was ‘packing on the pounds’.”

Bellybutton, ankles and pelvic floor: 10 body parts that take on new significance when you're pregnant
# Family Magazine
# Family Magazine

Bellybutton, ankles and pelvic floor: 10 body parts that take on new significance when you're pregnant

Apr 30th 2019, 4:33 PM 5,950 Views 2 Comments

I was suddenly hyper-aware of the shape of my feet, writes Sheena McGinley.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

WIN: A relaxing getaway to the luxurious Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny
# Competition
# Competition

WIN: A relaxing getaway to the luxurious Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny

Apr 23rd 2019, 5:18 PM 1,698 Views 0 Comments

Stroll through the estate’s 170 acres, or head to the spa.

Twist and shout: 5 events for mini-movers at Dublin Dance Festival
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

Twist and shout: 5 events for mini-movers at Dublin Dance Festival

Apr 23rd 2019, 5:17 PM 558 Views 0 Comments

Including a kid-friendly DJ set in the city centre.

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the childminder to stop using baby talk?
# Aibabp
# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the childminder to stop using baby talk?

Apr 23rd 2019, 5:17 PM 1,452 Views 0 Comments

This week, one parent would prefer full sentences only, please.

10 irrational (but acceptable) thoughts you'll recognise if you're trying baby-led weaning
# Ohhh Baby
# Ohhh Baby

10 irrational (but acceptable) thoughts you'll recognise if you're trying baby-led weaning

Apr 23rd 2019, 5:17 PM 2,199 Views 0 Comments

#2: He’s meant to like the veggie fritters. Why doesn’t he like the VEGGIE FRITTERS?

Parents share their best tips for toddler-proofing the house - and the products that made the job easier
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents share their best tips for toddler-proofing the house - and the products that made the job easier

Apr 23rd 2019, 5:17 PM 6,780 Views 1 Comment

Our panel share how they made their home safer for mini explorers.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

6 free days out to keep your under 5s happy during the Easter break
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 free days out to keep your under 5s happy during the Easter break

Apr 16th 2019, 4:49 PM 4,299 Views 0 Comments

From workshops at Dublin’s Botanic Gardens to fairy walks in Cork.

Am I being a bad parent... by panicking about the weight I gained during my pregnancy?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by panicking about the weight I gained during my pregnancy?

Apr 16th 2019, 4:49 PM 1,179 Views 1 Comment

This week, one new mum is concerned about her changed body after giving birth.

Parents Panel: What helps you to avoid shouting when you're at your limit?
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What helps you to avoid shouting when you're at your limit?

Apr 16th 2019, 4:48 PM 983 Views 0 Comments

When the going gets tough… how do you avoid losing it? Our parents panel share what (usually) works.

'Aren't you worried something could go wrong?' Why I chose a home birth - and the questions I tackled on the way
# Home Run
# Home Run

'Aren't you worried something could go wrong?' Why I chose a home birth - and the questions I tackled on the way

Apr 16th 2019, 4:48 PM 5,274 Views 17 Comments

For Dil Wickremasinghe and her wife Anne Marie Toole, giving birth at home was an obvious choice.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

WIN: A family pass for unlimited thrills at Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland
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# Win

WIN: A family pass for unlimited thrills at Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland

Apr 9th 2019, 5:09 PM 959 Views 0 Comments

Kids can have epic fun on three waterslides, go-karts and zip lines and more.

8 multi-day activity camps to keep the kids entertained during the Easter break
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

8 multi-day activity camps to keep the kids entertained during the Easter break

Apr 9th 2019, 5:08 PM 801 Views 0 Comments

Cookery camp, swim school, story-writing workshops and more.

Am I being a bad parent... by forcing my daughter to wear a dress for her First Communion?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by forcing my daughter to wear a dress for her First Communion?

Apr 9th 2019, 5:07 PM 3,213 Views 1 Comment

‘She really doesn’t want to wear one… but I’m concerned she’ll be made to feel out of place.’

Parents Panel: Where's the most awkward place your child has thrown a tantrum?
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: Where's the most awkward place your child has thrown a tantrum?

Apr 9th 2019, 5:06 PM 2,424 Views 0 Comments

Supermarkets, airplanes and even one on the back of a bicycle.

How I threw a birthday party with 15 kids on a shoestring budget - from the invites to the goody bags
# Party Animal
# Party Animal

How I threw a birthday party with 15 kids on a shoestring budget - from the invites to the goody bags

Apr 9th 2019, 5:05 PM 8,145 Views 1 Comment

When Sheena McGinley realised how much the local play zone would cost, she took matters into her own thrifty hands.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Step to it: 6 buggy-friendly walking routes to check out around Ireland
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

Step to it: 6 buggy-friendly walking routes to check out around Ireland

Apr 2nd 2019, 5:08 PM 2,353 Views 0 Comments

Get out in nature – and bring the littlies too.

Am I being a bad parent... by giving in when my three-year-old refuses to eat?
# Aibabp
# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by giving in when my three-year-old refuses to eat?

Apr 2nd 2019, 5:08 PM 1,781 Views 1 Comment

This week, one parent is wondering who should be taking the lead in mealtime battles.

'Have you ever wondered how you were born?': 7 ways to talk more openly to your young kid about sex
# Family Magazine
# Family Magazine

'Have you ever wondered how you were born?': 7 ways to talk more openly to your young kid about sex

Apr 2nd 2019, 5:07 PM 7,800 Views 7 Comments

Open discussion about sexuality begins to feel normal if we start when kids are young, writes Sarah Sproule.