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Tea & Toast: Inishowen mammy meet-up to discuss alternative therapies 4 days 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 6 days 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? 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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? 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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… 2 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 2 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! 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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… 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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? 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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! 4 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 4 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.

The Tea & Toast …
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Two new Breastfeeding Support Groups launching for Donegal mums 5 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 5 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? 5 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 5 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!” 5 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! 6 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 6 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? 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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! 6 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 6 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? 7 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’ 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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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