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

Thoroughly Modern Mammy; Go easy on yourself 2 days ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy; Go easy on yourself

By  •  Mammy

Tinterweb is currently full of Instahuns and Twitsickles telling us all that we must use ALL of this time to do ALL of the things that we have ALWAYS  wanted …
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Amazing local mothers scoop Donegal Mammy Awards 1 week ago

Amazing local mothers scoop Donegal Mammy Awards

By  •  Mammy

Outstanding mums across Donegal got a welcome lift this week after scooping Donegal Mammy Awards.

The virtual online awards were launched a week ago by Evelyn Mc Glynn and Meg …
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Donegal’s Lottie Dolls release new hero hospital doll 1 week ago

Donegal’s Lottie Dolls release new hero hospital doll

By  •  Kids

Donegal toy company Lottie Dolls has launched a new charity doll in honour of brave children who need to go to the hospital.

The ‘True Hero’ doll, dressed in a …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Poem – Whispers on the Wind 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Poem – Whispers on the Wind

By  •  Life, Mammy

WHISPERS ON THE WIND

Two little sisters played on the beachAnd just when their parents had stepped out of reach,Wee Sis asked Big Sis in quiet hushed words,“What’s …
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Mother’s Day not cancelled thanks to the Donegal Mammy Awards! 3 weeks ago

Mother’s Day not cancelled thanks to the Donegal Mammy Awards!

By  •  Mammy

It has certainly been a difficult time for everyone and even more so for the many families who are now home schooling, dealing with childcare issues and generally learning a …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Let’s find a new normal 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Let’s find a new normal

By  •  Mammy

What a week it’s been eh?

We’ve all found ourselves slowly sliding into chaos. And even for those of us who hoped it’d all pass and gently laughed it off, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Where do you find the time? 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Where do you find the time?

“Where do you find the time?”

“How can you be bothered?”

“It can’t be worth that much work?”

Here we go again!

Musicals.

I’ve been on stage my whole life, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy:   How many Hats are YOU wearing? 1 month ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: How many Hats are YOU wearing?

By  •  Mammy

Recently, the Dolly Parton challenge’ circulated Instagram where everyone posted four different images; How they look on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Tinder. 

Each showed how their profile picture on …
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Baby names 2019: Three new names top the list in Donegal 1 month ago

Baby names 2019: Three new names top the list in Donegal

The most popular baby names chosen by Donegal parents in 2019 have been revealed – with three newcomers topping the list.

Jamie was the most popular boys’ name in Donegal …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: You might not a get a payslip, but boy, do you work 1 month ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: You might not a get a payslip, but boy, do you work

By  •  Mammy

“Your Mammy doesn’t work.” or “Your Mammy doesn’t have a real job”.

I remember hearing this a few times as a child and as a teenager.

I remember not thinking …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: My Little Women 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: My Little Women

By  •  Mammy

I’m brushing my youngest’s hair and we’re chittering away. 

‘You’re my beautiful Baby girl’ I say as I kiss the top of her inexplicably fuzzy head when I’m done.


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Letterkenny Babies First Communion sale is a win-win for everyone 3 months ago

Letterkenny Babies First Communion sale is a win-win for everyone

By  •  Mammy

The Letterkenny Babies Facebook group is back with a second Communion Wear fundraiser in January 2020.

The sale is a win-win for everyone – families donate their pre-loved communion wear …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy:  I am Some Time, Sometimes Mum 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: I am Some Time, Sometimes Mum

By  •  Mammy

I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions. You all know that I hate the ‘New Year, New You’ rhetoric. I hate the constant stream of “You need to change” and “You …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: My wedding words of wisdom 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: My wedding words of wisdom

By  •  Mammy

Tis the season for bling and rings and it’s our wedding anniversary so I’m wedding on the brain! 

The Him and I got married on a Wednesday, over Christmas in …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: You don’t need to be a ‘New You’ in 2020 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: You don’t need to be a ‘New You’ in 2020

By  •  Mammy

Before the onslaught of New Year, New You Bullshit starts, let me remind you of a few things…

Yes, January 1st is an obviously good starting point for new beginnings …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Trying to keep everyone happy 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Trying to keep everyone happy

By  •  Mammy

As the season of festive joy and frollicks descends upon us, so too can the stresses and responsibilities of trying to everyone happy. 

So remember, No is a complete sentence. 


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Rules for surviving the Christmas party 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Rules for surviving the Christmas party

By  •  Mammy

Good afternoon!

I do hope that we all woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning. It’s time to repost Mammy’s rules for surviving the Christmas party (which unfortunately Mammy …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – I am offended 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – I am offended

By  •  Mammy

I am offended…

Given that everyone is now allowed and encouraged to be offended by absolutely everything, I’ve decided to crack down on the lyrics of other Christmas songs which, …
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Donegal mums team up to write ‘The Mammy Handbook’ 4 months ago

Donegal mums team up to write ‘The Mammy Handbook’

Mammy knows best, as the saying goes, and when you pool together the tips of mothers all over the world, then you’ve got a wealth of wisdom.

Two Donegal mammies …
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Letterkenny’s Sensory Santa sessions return for 2019 4 months ago

Letterkenny’s Sensory Santa sessions return for 2019

Do you know a child with Autism or Sensory Processing Difficulties?

One thing on the list for many families this Christmas is a visit to Santa’s grotto. But for children …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – a realistic Christmas survival guide 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – a realistic Christmas survival guide

It’s the weekend of Toy Shows and trees for many…So I am posting my Christmas Survival Guide for the Mary of the Poppins types…

“Surviving Christmas,” “Christmas Survival Tips …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Why can’t bullies just be nice? 5 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Why can’t bullies just be nice?

By  •  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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – My to-don’t list 5 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – My to-don’t list

By  •  Mammy

I’ve written before about my love of a good “to-do” list.

I love them. I make them constantly and nothing pleases me more than drawing an aggressive and satisfied line …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Why teenagers are wicked 5 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Why teenagers are wicked

By  •  Mammy

HOW do you work with teenagers?

I get asked this quite a bit.

My answer?

Very easily actually.

Because ‘teenagers’ are wicked.

They have …
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Dreamy sleepover party to be held in aid of Sonya Hamilton 6 months ago

Dreamy sleepover party to be held in aid of Sonya Hamilton

By  •  Mammy

A very special children’s sleepover will be taking place in Ballybofey this November in aid of a popular local mum.

A Teepee Party, organised by Mama Bear Parties, will be …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – One thing you should never ask 6 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – One thing you should never ask

By  •  Mammy

Don’t.  Just Don’t.

I’ve written about this before but it seems that it’s like non-parents parking in mother and baby spots, or people feeling the need to comment on how …
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Letterkenny Maternity visiting rules change for more parent time 6 months ago

Letterkenny Maternity visiting rules change for more parent time

By  •  Mammy

The Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is introducing new policies to reduce the number of visitors allowed in the ward. 

The changes, which are based on feedback from new …
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14 new Breastfeeding Counsellors qualified in Donegal 7 months ago

14 new Breastfeeding Counsellors qualified in Donegal

Support for new mums in Donegal is set to get a boost as 14 new Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellors qualified in the region this week.

The new Cuidiú Breastfeeding …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – What makes you smile Mammy? 7 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – What makes you smile Mammy?

By  •  Mammy

What makes you smile Mammy?

“My children’s arms around my neck… spending time with my family… seeing my children’s faces when… hearing my children’s voices…cuddles with my babies…”

Yadda yadda …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: So what IS the Perfect Mum? 7 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: So what IS the Perfect Mum?

By  •  Mammy

It’s September. As we all struggle to settle into the craziness that is “routine” with our kids and lives and activities and commitments, we are more susceptible to Mammy Guilt …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Back to reality 8 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Back to reality

By  •  Mammy

So it’s time to get back in our groove and return normality and reality with everyone back to School, Childcare, activities and work.

I don’t know how you other Mammies …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – It’s a 24/7 job 8 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – It’s a 24/7 job

By  •  Mammy

“Your Mammy doesn’t work.” or “Your Mammy doesn’t have a real job”

I remember hearing this a few times as a child and as a teenager. I remember not thinking …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – That little brown envelope isn’t everything 8 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – That little brown envelope isn’t everything

By  •  Mammy

Although it is many moons ago, Mammy remembers getting her Leaving Cert Results.

Mammy was certain that the contents of the little brown envelope were going to change her life. …
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New mothers urged to donate to Ireland’s human milk bank 8 months ago

New mothers urged to donate to Ireland’s human milk bank

By  •  Mammy

More new mums are being asked to donate their breast milk to help the Human Milk Bank meet demands.

The Human Milk Bank, located in Enniskillen, collects milk to help babies all …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Kids these days just don’t know what they’re missing 9 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Kids these days just don’t know what they’re missing

By  •  Mammy

A few summers ago, we went to Redcastle for a day out.

Reminiscing enroute about the famous “big yellow slide” of our childhoods, we knew it was no longer there. …
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Couples and maternal mental health counsellor to join Inishowen Tea & Toast meet-up 9 months ago

Couples and maternal mental health counsellor to join Inishowen Tea & Toast meet-up

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.

Mothers of every …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: What Mammy sees vs What Daddy sees… 9 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: What Mammy sees vs What Daddy sees…

By  •  Mammy

Yesterday, we were exploring our beautiful county, as we love to do.

We were on beaches, we found the Boardwalk, we drove off the main roads and over mountains. …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Matching outfits 9 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Matching outfits

By  •  Mammy

“We won’t get much longer dressing them in matching outfits” says Me to He as we walked along the promenade in Salou. We were on the last night of our …
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Families advised to apply for Back to School Clothing Allowance 10 months ago

Families advised to apply for Back to School Clothing Allowance

By  •  Kids

The once-off payment will be made available again this year and families who are not automatically entitled to the scheme are being advised to check their eligibility. To do this, families must …
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Listen: Donegal singer records heartfelt song for exam students 10 months ago

Listen: Donegal singer records heartfelt song for exam students

By  •  Mammy, Videos

Any parent with a child going through the Leaving and Junior Cert exams this week knows the stress, worry and emotions of this challenging time. And that’s just the mums …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Legacy 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Legacy

By  •  Mammy

What is Legacy?

It’s a word we usually retain for after someone has departed for the Big City in the Sky, (or wherever you believe we go after this life.)


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TMM: If there was a mammy degree, this is what they should teach 11 months ago

TMM: If there was a mammy degree, this is what they should teach

By  •  Mammy

My journey through the jungle of Mammyhood so far has many things. I am always learning and yet it feels like I never learn!

Regardless of how you become a …
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Wellness, healing and massages on the agenda for Tea & Toast Mammy Meet-up 11 months ago

Wellness, healing and massages on the agenda for Tea & Toast Mammy Meet-up

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.

Mothers of every …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – How to help your family through exam season 11 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – How to help your family through exam season

By  •  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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Sunday Funday ideas for the family 11 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Sunday Funday ideas for the family

By  •  Mammy

Summer!

It’s finally here and in fairness, apart from the odd dodgy day, it’s already shaping up to be a cracker.

And now that Mammy and Daddy are done with …
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Little Lucy shows she’s one of a kind with celebrity pal Daniel 11 months ago

Little Lucy shows she’s one of a kind with celebrity pal Daniel

An inspirational Donegal girl was joined by singing star Daniel O’Donnell at school today to celebrate her uniqueness in a special way.

Scoil Roisín pupil Lucy Gallagher is the only …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reawakening my inner Mathematilda 11 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reawakening my inner Mathematilda

By  •  Mammy

Once upon a time, in a damp and draughty classroom, Mammy here remembers putting a question to the loveliful and unfortunate lady charged with the torture of teaching her Mathematicalisms.


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Motherhood Unplugged – Why we need Maternal Mental Health Day 11 months ago

Motherhood Unplugged – Why we need Maternal Mental Health Day

By  •  Health, Mammy

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week starts April 29th – May 3rd. Maternal Mental Health Day is May 1st.

As many as 1 in 5 mothers experience some type of perinatal …
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‘Don’t forget to ask how mum is doing’ 11 months ago

‘Don’t forget to ask how mum is doing’

Ardara’s Debbie Kremer is the Donegal counsellor for Nurture Health, a counselling and training service for women and partners dealing with conception, pregnancy and childbirth issues.

This World Maternal Mental …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Let’s Talk About The Boyos 11 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Let’s Talk About The Boyos

By  •  Mammy

Last night, we attended The Ball of Balls in the beautiful Harvey’s Point in Donegal Town.

This innovative and brave event was created by a group of friends, born from …
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