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

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Ssssh Mammy 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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? 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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? 2 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 3 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 3 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? 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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… 4 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 4 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! 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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… 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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? 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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! 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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? 7 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 7 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!” 7 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! 7 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 8 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? 8 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 8 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 8 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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