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New mothers campaign for extended maternity leave 5 days ago

New mothers campaign for extended maternity leave

New mothers in Ireland are calling for a once-off extension to maternity leave and pay by three months following the disruption of Covid-19.

The #ExtendMaternityLeave2020 campaign aims to highlight how …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Play It Again Mam 1 week ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Play It Again Mam

By  •  Mammy

“We don‘t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.”

George Bernard Shaw

Over the past 4 months, playing has changed.

Our kids went from …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Facing this new fear 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Facing this new fear

By  •  Life, Mammy

“I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” 

I’ve said these words more than a few times over the past few weeks. Mainly, because I found myself absolutely bricking it over …
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You’re not a machine, you’re a Mammy 4 weeks ago

You’re not a machine, you’re a Mammy

By  •  Mammy

I haven’t learned a new language. 

I haven’t made banana bread. 

I haven’t decluttered my house. 

I haven’t painted the house. 

I haven’t organised my life.

I haven’t sorted my …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy:  Another journey on the Covidcoaster 1 month ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Another journey on the Covidcoaster

By  •  Mammy

Mammy likes rollercoasters. I like theme parks. 

But we’ve all been landed into a theme park that we had not planned to visit, and it seems that we all have …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: A road never taken before 2 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: A road never taken before

By  •  Mammy

Every year, I teach Robert Frost’s ‘The Road Not Taken’, whether it’s on the course or not.

I love it. And I love passing his wisdom on to my students. …
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More mothers reaching out to local breastfeeding counsellors during Covid-19 2 months ago

More mothers reaching out to local breastfeeding counsellors during Covid-19

By  •  Mammy

The Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellor (BFC) team has reported a rise in the number of local women reaching out for help during Covid-19.

With all face to face support groups suspended, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Lockdown… and slowing down 2 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Lockdown… and slowing down

By  •  Mammy

We’re all so looking forward to the lockdown being over and to returning to “normal”… but I’ve been wondering how much of this we will eventually miss.

Now, don’t get me wrong. …
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Amazing active cousins walking 150km in memory of grandparents 2 months ago

Amazing active cousins walking 150km in memory of grandparents

By  •  Kids

Emma Begley, aged 11, and Ollie Mc Laughlin, aged 4, are hitting the roads to walk 150KM this month to raise money in memory of their grandparents.

The cousins have lost …
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‘Mammy, when this is all over…’ 3 months ago

‘Mammy, when this is all over…’

By  •  Mammy

“Mammy, when this is all over…”, Mammy will need to have won the lotto.

I hear this line at least 5 times a day, from both of the girls.

And …
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Pregnancy during coronavirus: Staying calm is actually good preparation 3 months ago

Pregnancy during coronavirus: Staying calm is actually good preparation

By  •  Mammy

Donegal hypnobirthing instructor Anne Doherty Quinn helps mothers take control of the most memorable experience of their lives, and she has some extra advice for expectant mothers during the current …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy; Go easy on yourself 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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! 4 months 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 4 months 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 months 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? 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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’ 7 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 7 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 7 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? 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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? 10 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? 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 1 year 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… 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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