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Maria is a local blogger who writes about her own adventures & misadventures as a Thoroughly Modern Mammy.

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reality Check 7 days ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reality Check

By  •  Mammy

Christmas.

I LOVE it! I love everything about it.  I love the sparkle, the sounds, the smells, the smiles.  I love the kindness. I love how it brings out the …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy  –  To Feed or Not to Feed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – To Feed or Not to Feed

By  •  Mammy

Mammy spends much time planning the weekly eating.

Not because Mammy is a super organised Mammy. More because Mammy loves food so much that Mammy likes to know what is …
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Little local heroes honoured for making a big difference 3 weeks ago

Little local heroes honoured for making a big difference

By  •  Kids

The special awards were held on Saturday 24th November in Athlone, where 18 children from all over Ireland were recognised as inspirational heroes.

The heart-felt initiative was run by Donegal …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Tis the Season… 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Tis the Season…

By  •  Kids, Mammy

“Hello my two minions. How are we at 5.30pm on this Friday evening after a full week of school and routine and mayhem?

“Shall we go to town and watch …
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Silent Sensory Santa on his way for relaxing Christmas visits 4 weeks ago

Silent Sensory Santa on his way for relaxing Christmas visits

Santa is coming to Letterkenny this Christmas for some special meetings with boys and girls with Autism or sensory processing difficulties.

The Letterkenny Youth & Family …
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Motherhood and Me 1 month ago

Motherhood and Me

By  •  Health, Mammy

Being a mum in today’s world is no easy task, as amazing as it is, it is hard. With all the ‘normal’ duties of motherhood, mums today also have to …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Loo Queue 1 month ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Loo Queue

By  •  Mammy

Listen up Mamma Bears.

Can we introduce a new law?

Let us call it the Potty Parent law…

And let us apply it to all public toilets from this moment …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – So What Age is Best? 1 month ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – So What Age is Best?

By  •  Mammy

The recent pregnancy announcement of one of the pretty Princess People in London has caused quite a stir, not only because everyone loves a royal Baby as much as a …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Buckle Up Kiddo 2 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Buckle Up Kiddo

By  •  Mammy

Most days we all see something silly or shocking on our roads.

Maybe it’s a close call.  Maybe it’s a near miss.  Maybe it’s someone speeding…

And usually, we tut, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Being girly is not a weakness 2 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Being girly is not a weakness

By  •  Kids, Mammy

Keira Knightley this week broke the interweb with her announcement that she has banned her three-year-old daughter Edie from watching The Little Mermaid and Cinderella.

She feels that they teach her …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – That Mum 2 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – That Mum

By  •  Mammy

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind for Mammy this week.

Friday was amazing and I am over the moon that my wee blog won the Boots Maternity & Infant …
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National Blogger award goes to the S-Mum! 2 months ago

National Blogger award goes to the S-Mum!

Donegal mammy and popular blogger Maria Rushe has won the award for Best Parenting Blogger in Ireland!

The glitzy Boots Maternity & Infant Awards were held last night in the Royal …
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Play Therapist and ‘Down Below’ Physio lead the Tea & Toast October line-up 2 months ago

Play Therapist and ‘Down Below’ Physio lead the Tea & Toast October line-up

By  •  Mammy

Deirdre Ward from Unlock and Lorraine Boyce from Down Below Physio will be the guest speakers at the Tea & Toast meeting on 24th October 2018.

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Two new Breastfeeding Support Groups launching for Donegal mums 3 months ago

Two new Breastfeeding Support Groups launching for Donegal mums

By  •  Mammy

National Breastfeeding Week takes place this week, and with it comes the launch of two local support groups for mothers in Letterkenny and Buncrana.

In fact, there are 15 events …
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Donegal mum launches toy collection for Crumlin Children’s Hospital 3 months ago

Donegal mum launches toy collection for Crumlin Children’s Hospital

By  •  Mammy

As families begin to clear out toy boxes before Santa delivers new Christmas gifts, this collection at Little V.I.P’s Preschool Dunkineely seeks to gather donations for the children in Our …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy  –  Failing to Fail? 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Failing to Fail?

By  •  Kids, Mammy

Why are we so determined to make sure our little darlings never know what it’s like to fail?

Why do we expect everyone to be a high flying “success” at …
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Inishowen mum meet-up to explore confidence and holistic therapies 3 months ago

Inishowen mum meet-up to explore confidence and holistic therapies

By  •  Mammy

The Tea & Toast is an Inishowen-based group hosting casual meet-ups for mothers to get together and learn new tips and tools for taking care of their own mental well-being.


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – “That sucking Dodee!” 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – “That sucking Dodee!”

By  •  Mammy

Mammy was chancing her arm last night and going with the flow…or maybe making a HUGE mistake?

Mammy has been aware recently of some tuts and raised eyebrows recently about …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Hello Weekend! 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Hello Weekend!

By  •  Mammy

Rejoice! Rejoice!

It is the first weekend after a FULL week of school and work and routine. And we have all survived. (albeit just about, but survive we have.)

We …
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Breastfeeding Class to be held in Stranorlar 4 months ago

Breastfeeding Class to be held in Stranorlar

By  •  Mammy

All pregnant woman and their partners are invited to attend a HSE Breastfeeding Preparation Class in Stranorlar next week. 

The event will be run by Public Health Nurses to give parents practical …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – What’s a Bully? 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – What’s a Bully?

By  •  Kids, Mammy

When a 6 year old asks a question, sometimes, it makes us think. We begin by explaining it to her in the simplest terms possible, and in doing so, sometimes …
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Tea & Toast mothers’ group to welcome first male speaker 4 months ago

Tea & Toast mothers’ group to welcome first male speaker

By  •  Mammy

The Tea & Toast is an Inishowen-based group hosting casual meet-ups for mothers to get together and learn new tips and tools for taking care of their own mental well-being.


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – First Steps and Last Firsts 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – First Steps and Last Firsts

By  •  Mammy

Next week, our Princess, like so many other Wobblers, will be taking her first steps into the big bad world without Mammy or Daddy.

Now starting Pre-school is not quite …
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Donegal County Childcare launches helpful interactive tool for parents 4 months ago

Donegal County Childcare launches helpful interactive tool for parents

By  •  Mammy

All parents want quality, affordable childcare for their family. Donegal County Childcare is here to offer a range of services to help families with all of their childcare questions and …
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Mammy blogger Maria makes it to the National Awards! 4 months ago

Mammy blogger Maria makes it to the National Awards!

By  •  Mammy

For the second year in a row, local blogger and Donegal Woman columnist, Maria Rushe, has been nominated in the Maternity & Infant Awards for Best Parenting Blogger.

The national …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Last Minute Mamma 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Last Minute Mamma

By  •  Mammy

Mammy is super-organised…

Mammy has started her Christmas Shopping.

Mammy has started thinking about next year’s summer holidays.

Mammy has started making plans for 2 or 3 significant birthdays in …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy -Whose timeline are you living by? 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy -Whose timeline are you living by?

By  •  Mammy

It’s August; which if you believe the Interweb and the Instafluencers, means it’s practically January already.

So apparently it’s time for Happy New Year already?

Eh. No.

Ok, I will …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Joy of a ‘Good Nappy’ 5 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Joy of a ‘Good Nappy’

By  •  Mammy

“She had a good nappy.”

My childhood was spent listening to my Beloved Granny saying this line to my Mum or aunties when they came to collect babies or toddlers from her care.

I …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – My way or my way 5 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – My way or my way

By  •  Kids, Mammy

Sanctimammy

Noun – A Mammy who believes that her way of parenting is the correct and proper way; judging and dismissing other Mums who do not parent as she parents.


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Health, happiness, tea and toast on the menu for Inishowen mums 5 months ago

Health, happiness, tea and toast on the menu for Inishowen mums

By  •  Mammy

The Tea & Toast is an Inishowen-based group hosting casual meet-ups for mothers to get together and learn new tips and tools for taking care of their own mental well-being.


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Limited spaces left for the latest summer camp sensation 5 months ago

Limited spaces left for the latest summer camp sensation

By  •  Kids

Over 130 kids have taken part in the fun and educational activities in the first two weeks. Spaces are going fast for the 30 camps being hosted in 17 different …
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Fun in the sun forecast for Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic 6 months ago

Fun in the sun forecast for Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Families are invited to make the most of this glorious spell of weather with Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic, which returns to the park tomorrow, Tuesday, 3rd July.

This …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Packing light 6 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Packing light

By  •  Mammy

Packing for holidays is something I’ve always been good at; enjoyed even.  I am the Queen of packing light, usually packing for both of us in one case.  I’ve been …
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Innovative talks and Q&A events to take place with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland 6 months ago

Innovative talks and Q&A events to take place with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland

By  •  Health, Mammy

An informative and supportive national event for parents of children with Dyspraxia will take place next week.

Canadian Professor Cheryl Missiuna will lead two events at the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street …
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This special Tea & Toast meeting actually IS a laughing matter 6 months ago

This special Tea & Toast meeting actually IS a laughing matter

Feel Good Fortnight 2018 runs from June 23 to July 7, and on Wednesday 27th June the Tea & Toast meeting will be all about laughter.

An evening with Laughter …
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How to rebuild confidence after becoming a mum 6 months ago

How to rebuild confidence after becoming a mum

By  •  Health, Mammy

Researchers found that most mums experience a significant dip in self-esteem after having a baby that can last up to three years.

 

This is regardless of the mother’s relationship …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Fathers’ Day Perspective 6 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Fathers’ Day Perspective

By  •  Mammy

This column was harder to write than I had anticipated. Why? Because no matter what angle I approached it from, I found myself anticipating the negative comments from other people.


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Mammy meet-up to explore new options for Inishowen mums 6 months ago

Mammy meet-up to explore new options for Inishowen mums

The Tea & Toast group hosts casual meet-ups for mothers to get together and learn new tips and tools for taking care of their own mental well-being.

This month, the …
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How Anne helps women take the fear out of childbirth 6 months ago

How Anne helps women take the fear out of childbirth

By  •  Mammy

Being pregnant with your first child can feel overwhelming – so much information, so many physical changes going on, so many things to think about! I remember swaying from being …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Dressing a Twoublemaker in 32 easy steps 6 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Dressing a Twoublemaker in 32 easy steps

By  •  Mammy

How to dress a Twoublemaker.

  1. Lay out neatly ironed and folded clothing choice.
  2. Place garments onto child in correct order.  Lift thrown and crumpled garments off floor in random …
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Meet the Donegal sisters who gave birth on the same day! 7 months ago

Meet the Donegal sisters who gave birth on the same day!

By  •  Mammy

Marie Thornton and Sarah Doherty didn’t have to go far to visit each other when they gave birth to their bounding bundles of joy this week.

In fact, they simply …
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Family fun in the park to celebrate International Parents Day 7 months ago

Family fun in the park to celebrate International Parents Day

By  •  Mammy

Parent Hub Donegal will be celebrating International Parents Day on Saturday 2nd June in the Letterkenny Town Park with a free Family Fun Event from 1 – 3 pm.

Everyone is welcome to …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Surviving your child’s state exams! 7 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Surviving your child’s state exams!

By  •  Kids, Mammy

Exam season is upon us again.

It seems to come around faster and faster each year, doesn’t it?

If your little darlings are about to do their Junior or Leaving …
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Choice 7 months ago

Choice

By  •  Life, Mammy

I’ve thought long and hard about whether or not to publish this.

I’ve chosen to. I’ve made a choice.

I’ve changed my mind a thousand times. See that’s the …
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Postnatal depression and wellness topics to be explored at Tea & Toast Buncrana 7 months ago

Postnatal depression and wellness topics to be explored at Tea & Toast Buncrana

The Tea & Toast group hosts casual meet-ups for mothers to get together and learn new tips and tools for taking care of their own mental well-being.

All are welcome …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The A – Z of Mammyhood (Part 2) 7 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The A – Z of Mammyhood (Part 2)

By  •  Mammy

 

N – NAPPIES – sometimes do not do what they say on the tin.  Babies like to wait for a nice clean on before they work their poonami. Also, …
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Events: Mammies, babies and wellness on Baby Bump Day 7 months ago

Events: Mammies, babies and wellness on Baby Bump Day

Saturday’s Baby Bump Painting Event at New Beginnings was a wonderful afternoon for local mums and mums-to-be to celebrate themselves and their next big step in life. 

There was a …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The A to Z of Mammyhood (Part 1) 7 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The A to Z of Mammyhood (Part 1)

By  •  Mammy

A – Z of Mammyhood

A – AIM.  Think of the Aims and ideals you have for the perfect rearing of your little cherub, and then lower them. considerably.

B  …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Too posh to push? 8 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Too posh to push?

By  •  Mammy

Hi Mammies

It’s Cesarian Section Awareness Month and so I thought I’d reshare this one with you all.

I suppose like EVERYTHING we Mammies have to go through, we all …
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