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Listen: Donegal singer records heartfelt song for exam students 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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’ 2 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 2 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Ssssh Mammy 2 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Ssssh Mammy

By  •  Mammy

“Did you have a nice day at school?” yeah “Any news for me?” No “What did you learn today?” Nuthin “Did you learn anything new today?” Nope. “How are your …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Happy Mother’s Day 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Happy Mother’s Day

By  •  Mammy

From Mammy on Mother’s Day

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

I love you each second of every day.

And even when sometimes I grumble and …
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Eggcellent Bricks 4 Kidz Lego camps to entertain kids this Easter 3 months ago

Eggcellent Bricks 4 Kidz Lego camps to entertain kids this Easter

Sponsored: Bricks 4 Kidz are bringing their ever-popular Lego themed camps to seven locations throughout Donegal during the Easter School holidays.

These 4 day camps are the ideal solution for keeping …
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Perfectly unique Mother’s Day presents 3 months ago

Perfectly unique Mother’s Day presents

By  •  Mammy

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday 31th March and if you are searching for a gift, then look no further than Amelia’s Irish Design & Gift in Letterkenny.

The store on …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Being Mammy, Still Me 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Being Mammy, Still Me

By  •  Mammy

Where do you find the time?”

“How can you be bothered?”

“It can’t be worth that much work?”

Musicals.

I’ve been on stage my whole life, first as an Irish …
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Warning for parents as mumps outbreak confirmed in Donegal 3 months ago

Warning for parents as mumps outbreak confirmed in Donegal

By  •  Health, Kids

The HSE has confirmed that there have been 13 confirmed cases of Mumps in the North West since the start of March.

These have been mainly in the South Donegal …
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Donegal mum praises Crumlin staff for saving baby girl 3 months ago

Donegal mum praises Crumlin staff for saving baby girl

By  •  Kids

Donegal woman Bella Ward is full of thanks to Crumlin Hospital for saving the life of her spirited little girl Kayleigh.

Kayleigh is a twin from Letterkenny who was born prematurely …
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Inishowen mammies invited to make-up and homeopathy evening 3 months ago

Inishowen mammies invited to make-up and homeopathy evening

A nurse and homeopathy student and a leading local makeup artist will be guest speakers at the Tea & Toast March meeting.

The Tea & Toast is an Inishowen-based group …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Arriving at Baby Brain station 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Arriving at Baby Brain station

By  •  Mammy

You are now approaching Baby Brain Station

Imagine a train network. (Yeah I know that this is an alien concept to us up here in Donegal, but hey!)

Your brain …
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Speech and Language Therapist to deliver talk to Donegal dyspraxia/DCD support group 3 months ago

Speech and Language Therapist to deliver talk to Donegal dyspraxia/DCD support group

By  •  Kids

The Donegal Dyspraxia Support Group will meet this month to learn helpful information from a leading local Speech and Language Therapist.

Catriona Cavanagh from North Star Speech & Language Therapy will be …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Does my face look Bovered? 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Does my face look Bovered?

By  •  Mammy

Have you ever felt like you’ve let your kids down or made a mess of things?

Have you ever felt like a failure because you didn’t reach your own expectations …
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New mums urged to donate to Ireland’s human milk bank 3 months ago

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

By  •  Mammy

Ireland’s only human milk bank, based in Enniskillen, has provided help for hundreds of babies since it opened in 2000. Supported by breastfeeding mothers, the milk bank provides very special help for …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Tips to look after your husband / Feck off 1950 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Tips to look after your husband / Feck off 1950

By  •  Mammy

Read the extract from 1950 Home Economics Book below.

Here is what it should say:

Have Dinner Ready

Plan ahead, even the night before, to have some sort of …
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Tea & Toast: Inishowen mammy meet-up to discuss alternative therapies 4 months ago

Tea & Toast: Inishowen mammy meet-up to discuss alternative therapies

By  •  Mammy

Orla McGowan and Caroline Doherty will be guest speakers at the next Tea & Toast meeting for all local mums on 20th February 2019.

The Tea & Toast is an …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Babywipes Vs Weetabix 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Babywipes Vs Weetabix

By  •  Mammy

Mammy loves the Babywipes.

Every parent loves the Babywipes, don’t they?

We really should thank the inventor of the Babywipes.

Apparently, the first Babywipe was invented in the 1950s and …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy  –  Do you doooooo Social Media? 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Do you doooooo Social Media?

By  •  Mammy

“I don’t doooooo Facebook.” 

“I don’t doooooooooo Instagram.”

“I don’t doooooooo social media.” 

Do I have a problem with any of these statements?

Of …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Dumped 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Dumped

By  •  Mammy

“I’m not your best fwend Mammy.  I’m Emily’s best fwend”…

And there it was. In one simple sentence, I’d been categorically dumped by my one of my daughters… AGAIN.  I’ve …
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Having a baby in 2019? 10 things you need to know 5 months ago

Having a baby in 2019? 10 things you need to know

Anne Doherty Quinn is a hypnobirthing instructor at ‘Simply Birth Donegal‘. Through classes and workshops, she helps parents take the fear out of childbirth.

So you’re delighted to be pregnant but suddenly …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Who’s doing the homework? 5 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Who’s doing the homework?

By  •  Mammy

Homework…

As a teacher, I can never discredit the importance of homework.  It compliments learning and encourages independent study and learning.

I do however have a strange attitude to homework, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Big Bad Question 5 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Big Bad Question

By  •  Mammy

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 your baby …
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‘Fun Moves’ course to help Donegal children with Dyspraxia 5 months ago

‘Fun Moves’ course to help Donegal children with Dyspraxia

By  •  Kids

A new workshop series is beginning in Carndonagh this February for children with Dyspraxia/DCD or motor coordination difficulties.

The Fun Moves programme, to be held on Wednesday evenings in St. …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Social media and loneliness 5 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Social media and loneliness

By  •  Mammy

Being a Mum generally means that “you will never be lonely again”, but in reality, it is often the loneliest place in the world.

I’ve spoken before about how social …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – A poem for busy mums 5 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – A poem for busy mums

By  •  Mammy

Happy New Year Lovely People.

I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions. If you follow me, you’ll know that I hate the ‘New Year, New You’ rhetoric.  I hate the …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – New Year, New You…’re fine as you are 6 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – New Year, New You…’re fine as you are

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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T’was the Night Before Christmas… 6 months ago

T’was the Night Before Christmas…

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land,

The magic was starting and all was in hand.

The trees were lit up and the turkeys were prepped,

The …
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This smart toy is here to encourage kids to help out at Christmas 6 months ago

This smart toy is here to encourage kids to help out at Christmas

By  •  Kids

Darcy the Dingo is a fun interactive friend who wants to help encourage and teach children in a fun new way!

Not only that, he wants to be able …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy –  Baby it’s offended…everywhere! 6 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Baby it’s offended…everywhere!

Mammy is 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reality Check 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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… 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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? 7 months 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 8 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 8 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 8 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! 8 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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