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# family-magazine - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my broody husband I don't want more kids?
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Am I being a bad parent... by telling my broody husband I don't want more kids?

Jan 29th 2019, 4:16 PM 9,058 Views 6 Comments

This week, a reader is conflicted over telling her husband that she doesn’t want another baby.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

WIN: A relaxing two-night stay with dinner at Radisson Blu Hotel Limerick
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# Competition

WIN: A relaxing two-night stay with dinner at Radisson Blu Hotel Limerick

Jan 22nd 2019, 5:23 PM 1,351 Views 0 Comments

Relax at the pool or explore the hotel’s 20 acres of lush grounds.

6 science and tech activities for curious young minds around Ireland - from defying gravity to deep sea science
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 science and tech activities for curious young minds around Ireland - from defying gravity to deep sea science

Jan 22nd 2019, 5:23 PM 893 Views 0 Comments

You might even learn a thing or two yourself.

January cabin fever? 7 ways to entertain the kids inside as winter rolls on
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# After Dark

January cabin fever? 7 ways to entertain the kids inside as winter rolls on

Jan 22nd 2019, 5:23 PM 1,363 Views 0 Comments

It’s *still* getting dark at 5pm, so here’s how to get through it with little ones in tow.

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my ex he needs to spend more time with our sons?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my ex he needs to spend more time with our sons?

Jan 22nd 2019, 5:22 PM 5,331 Views 5 Comments

One reader wants to know if she should raise the issue again, or if she’s fighting a losing battle.

Parents Panel: What's the one dinner everyone in your house will eat?
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What's the one dinner everyone in your house will eat?

Jan 22nd 2019, 5:22 PM 8,782 Views 5 Comments

Spag bol? Shepherd’s pie? Pizza? Our panel share the family dinners that have everyone clearing their plates.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

6 totally free (and fun) days out around the country - from dinosaurs to the Gruffalo
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 totally free (and fun) days out around the country - from dinosaurs to the Gruffalo

Jan 15th 2019, 3:41 PM 809 Views 0 Comments

Keep your January budget in check with a free family day out.

Parents Panel: What's the naptime routine in your house?
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# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What's the naptime routine in your house?

Jan 15th 2019, 3:40 PM 912 Views 0 Comments

A mid-morning sleep, two naps a day – or none at all? Our panel weigh in.

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my 11-year-old wear makeup to a party?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my 11-year-old wear makeup to a party?

Jan 15th 2019, 3:40 PM 1,339 Views 0 Comments

This week, a worried reader is wondering if it’s better to lay down some rules or take a more relaxed approach.

'In truth I was scared of the kids' reactions': One mum on navigating a divorce with three young children
# Untying The Knot
# Untying The Knot

'In truth I was scared of the kids' reactions': One mum on navigating a divorce with three young children

Jan 15th 2019, 3:39 PM 5,718 Views 7 Comments

The guilt of putting your kids through the turmoil of separation goes deep, writes Kate Gunn.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

WIN: Escape the January blues with a luxurious getaway to Lyrath Estate
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# Competition

WIN: Escape the January blues with a luxurious getaway to Lyrath Estate

Jan 8th 2019, 5:17 PM 1,845 Views 0 Comments

Beat the post-Christmas lull with a five-star prize.

6 kid-friendly museums around Ireland that you'll enjoy as much as they do
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 kid-friendly museums around Ireland that you'll enjoy as much as they do

Jan 8th 2019, 5:17 PM 2,138 Views 0 Comments

From Ireland’s only interactive kids’ museum to a Viking-themed day out.

Parents Panel: What's one thing you've tried to get your kids to read more?
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What's one thing you've tried to get your kids to read more?

Jan 8th 2019, 5:16 PM 828 Views 0 Comments

Kids’ book clubs and reading to them from day one – our panel share their advice for nurturing young bookworms.

11 practical tips to make a move with kids go smoothly - whether it's across the globe or down the road
# On The Move
# On The Move

11 practical tips to make a move with kids go smoothly - whether it's across the globe or down the road

Jan 8th 2019, 5:16 PM 1,477 Views 0 Comments

Don’t underestimate the importance of familiar items like sheets and pillows, writes Emily Westbrooks.

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the neighbours to sort out their child's head lice?
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Am I being a bad parent... by telling the neighbours to sort out their child's head lice?

Jan 8th 2019, 5:16 PM 7,015 Views 6 Comments

Outside of school or playgroup, head lice can be a tricker subject to tackle.

# family-magazine - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Zipline, ski or just climb the walls: 6 action-packed spots to take the kids to this January
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

Zipline, ski or just climb the walls: 6 action-packed spots to take the kids to this January

Dec 20th 2018, 5:50 PM 604 Views 0 Comments

Make the most of the remaining Christmas break.

Am I being a bad parent... by giving out to my kids for not being more active?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by giving out to my kids for not being more active?

Dec 20th 2018, 5:50 PM 4,012 Views 1 Comment

This week, a reader is wondering what to do with two kids who would *much* rather stay inside.

Parents Panel: What age did you find most challenging with your kids?
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What age did you find most challenging with your kids?

Dec 20th 2018, 5:50 PM 1,789 Views 0 Comments

Terrible twos, threenagers or moody teens? Our panel share the ages that tested them the most.

'At 4am, scared, she was what I needed': One mum on how a doula helped her through a tough labour
# My Birth Story
# My Birth Story

'At 4am, scared, she was what I needed': One mum on how a doula helped her through a tough labour

Dec 20th 2018, 5:50 PM 12,783 Views 4 Comments

‘She wasn’t going to go off duty, she was there for me.’

# family-magazine - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

6 kid-friendly spots to check out when cabin fever sets in - from star-gazing to roller skating
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 kid-friendly spots to check out when cabin fever sets in - from star-gazing to roller skating

Dec 19th 2018, 9:27 AM 456 Views 0 Comments

You won’t hear any cries of “I’m bored” during these activities.

Parents Panel: Readers share tips for keeping kids entertained over the Christmas holidays
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# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: Readers share tips for keeping kids entertained over the Christmas holidays

Dec 19th 2018, 9:27 AM 931 Views 0 Comments

Playdates, “lazy days”, and getting everyone out for a family walk.

'Ireland's adoption process is like climbing Everest - and we were luckier than many'
# New Arrival
# New Arrival

'Ireland's adoption process is like climbing Everest - and we were luckier than many'

Dec 19th 2018, 9:26 AM 25,324 Views 0 Comments

As a dual US/Irish citizen, Emily Westbrooks chose to leave Ireland to avoid adoption red tape here.

Am I being a bad parent... by finding out the baby's gender without my partner knowing too?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?
# Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by finding out the baby's gender without my partner knowing too?

Dec 19th 2018, 9:26 AM 6,417 Views 11 Comments

This week, one reader is grappling with the politics of the gender reveal.

# family-magazine - Friday 14 December, 2018

WIN: A hamper packed with indulgent chocolate from Lindt's Christmas collection
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# Competition

WIN: A hamper packed with indulgent chocolate from Lindt's Christmas collection

Dec 14th 2018, 12:51 PM 1,114 Views 1 Comment

Perfect for sharing, or not.

6 magical Christmas markets to visit around Ireland - with Ferris wheels, carol singers and more
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 magical Christmas markets to visit around Ireland - with Ferris wheels, carol singers and more

Dec 14th 2018, 12:50 PM 809 Views 0 Comments

From Cork to Belfast, here’s our pick of the best markets and carnivals.

Am I being a bad parent... by asking my older kids to contact me more often?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by asking my older kids to contact me more often?

Dec 14th 2018, 12:50 PM 935 Views 1 Comment

One reader is wondering how to keep communication lines open with her college-age kids.

'Save screens for the final leg': 9 ways to make long family car journeys more bearable this year
# Drivin' Home For Christmas
# Drivin' Home For Christmas

'Save screens for the final leg': 9 ways to make long family car journeys more bearable this year

Dec 14th 2018, 12:50 PM 802 Views 0 Comments

Keep your stress for the Christmas traffic jams, writes Ciara McDonnell.

Parents Panel: Readers share their favourite Christmas morning traditions
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# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: Readers share their favourite Christmas morning traditions

Dec 14th 2018, 12:49 PM 3,514 Views 1 Comment

Selection boxes for breakfast and stockings by the bed – here’s how these families spend December 25.

# family-magazine - Monday 10 December, 2018

WIN: An adventure-filled family day at Dublin's Funderland and iSkate
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# Competition

WIN: An adventure-filled family day at Dublin's Funderland and iSkate

Dec 10th 2018, 5:46 PM 543 Views 0 Comments

Unlimited theme park rides – and a visit to Ireland’s largest outdoor rink.

6 festive events happening outdoors - from Christmas treasure hunts to a moving crib
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 festive events happening outdoors - from Christmas treasure hunts to a moving crib

Dec 10th 2018, 5:45 PM 527 Views 0 Comments

Take a break from indoor movie marathons and get some fresh air.

Parents Panel: What's your family's favourite film at this time of year?
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# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What's your family's favourite film at this time of year?

Dec 10th 2018, 5:45 PM 700 Views 0 Comments

Elf, Arthur Christmas or one of the classics? Our panel share their picks.

Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with my ex over Christmas custody?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with my ex over Christmas custody?

Dec 10th 2018, 5:45 PM 7,208 Views 4 Comments

One reader is wondering how best to split family time with her ex-partner over the Christmas period.

'How does he get down the chimney?': Kids' trickiest questions about Santa, answered by experts
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# Checkin' It Twice

'How does he get down the chimney?': Kids' trickiest questions about Santa, answered by experts

Dec 10th 2018, 5:44 PM 6,312 Views 4 Comments

If you don’t know the answer, science probably does, writes Sheena McGinley.

# family-magazine - Friday 30 November, 2018

6 of the most magical spots around the country to visit Santa
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

6 of the most magical spots around the country to visit Santa

Nov 30th 2018, 4:37 PM 2,231 Views 0 Comments

Skip the department store and head to Croke Park instead.

Parents Panel: When's the best time to start Christmas shopping?
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# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: When's the best time to start Christmas shopping?

Nov 30th 2018, 4:35 PM 1,338 Views 2 Comments

Is there ever a way to do it right? We asked our panel of mums and dads to weigh in.

Put Santa on a budget : 7 smart tips for avoiding Christmas overload in your house
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# Gifting Guidelines

Put Santa on a budget : 7 smart tips for avoiding Christmas overload in your house

Nov 30th 2018, 4:35 PM 3,761 Views 0 Comments

I adore spoiling my kids, but I know it’s no good for them, says Emily Westbrooks.

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the grandparents we want our own space this Christmas?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the grandparents we want our own space this Christmas?

Nov 30th 2018, 4:35 PM 14,467 Views 16 Comments

One reader is wondering if he should keep the in-laws happy, or start some new family traditions.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

WIN: A two-night pamper-filled stay at The Galmont Hotel & Spa
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# Competition

WIN: A two-night pamper-filled stay at The Galmont Hotel & Spa

Nov 27th 2018, 4:04 PM 2,151 Views 0 Comments

With spa treatments, a delicious dinner and even afternoon tea.

5 Irish cinemas showing family-friendly Christmas classics this December
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

5 Irish cinemas showing family-friendly Christmas classics this December

Nov 27th 2018, 4:03 PM 1,209 Views 0 Comments

Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins.

Am I being a bad parent... by stopping my 12-year-old daughter from going to her first disco?
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# Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by stopping my 12-year-old daughter from going to her first disco?

Nov 27th 2018, 4:03 PM 2,918 Views 0 Comments

This week, a reader is wondering if she should lay down the law to stay in line with other school parents.