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

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Fathers’ Day Perspective 8 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Fathers’ Day Perspective

By  •  Mammy

This column was harder to write than I had anticipated. Why? Because no matter what angle I approached it from, I found myself anticipating the negative comments from other people.


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Mammy meet-up to explore new options for Inishowen mums 9 months ago

Mammy meet-up to explore new options for Inishowen mums

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.

This month, the …
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How Anne helps women take the fear out of childbirth 9 months ago

How Anne helps women take the fear out of childbirth

By  •  Mammy

Being pregnant with your first child can feel overwhelming – so much information, so many physical changes going on, so many things to think about! I remember swaying from being …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Dressing a Twoublemaker in 32 easy steps 9 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Dressing a Twoublemaker in 32 easy steps

By  •  Mammy

How to dress a Twoublemaker.

  1. Lay out neatly ironed and folded clothing choice.
  2. Place garments onto child in correct order.  Lift thrown and crumpled garments off floor in random …
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Meet the Donegal sisters who gave birth on the same day! 9 months ago

Meet the Donegal sisters who gave birth on the same day!

By  •  Mammy

Marie Thornton and Sarah Doherty didn’t have to go far to visit each other when they gave birth to their bounding bundles of joy this week.

In fact, they simply …
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Family fun in the park to celebrate International Parents Day 9 months ago

Family fun in the park to celebrate International Parents Day

By  •  Mammy

Parent Hub Donegal will be celebrating International Parents Day on Saturday 2nd June in the Letterkenny Town Park with a free Family Fun Event from 1 – 3 pm.

Everyone is welcome to …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Surviving your child’s state exams! 9 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Surviving your child’s state exams!

By  •  Kids, 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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Choice 9 months ago

Choice

By  •  Life, Mammy

I’ve thought long and hard about whether or not to publish this.

I’ve chosen to. I’ve made a choice.

I’ve changed my mind a thousand times. See that’s the …
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Postnatal depression and wellness topics to be explored at Tea & Toast Buncrana 9 months ago

Postnatal depression and wellness topics to be explored at Tea & Toast Buncrana

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.

All are welcome …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The A – Z of Mammyhood (Part 2) 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The A – Z of Mammyhood (Part 2)

By  •  Mammy

 

N – NAPPIES – sometimes do not do what they say on the tin.  Babies like to wait for a nice clean on before they work their poonami. Also, …
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Events: Mammies, babies and wellness on Baby Bump Day 10 months ago

Events: Mammies, babies and wellness on Baby Bump Day

Saturday’s Baby Bump Painting Event at New Beginnings was a wonderful afternoon for local mums and mums-to-be to celebrate themselves and their next big step in life. 

There was a …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The A to Z of Mammyhood (Part 1) 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The A to Z of Mammyhood (Part 1)

By  •  Mammy

A – Z of Mammyhood

A – AIM.  Think of the Aims and ideals you have for the perfect rearing of your little cherub, and then lower them. considerably.

B  …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Too posh to push? 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Too posh to push?

By  •  Mammy

Hi Mammies

It’s Cesarian Section Awareness Month and so I thought I’d reshare this one with you all.

I suppose like EVERYTHING we Mammies have to go through, we all …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – How soon is too soon? 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – How soon is too soon?

By  •  Mammy

“Don’t tell anyone until you’re past the 12 weeks”

This statement has begun to bother me.  Of course, there are many reasons for such traditional views as these.  It’s a …
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Tea & Toast meet-up to be all about the balancing act 10 months ago

Tea & Toast meet-up to be all about the balancing act

By  •  Mammy

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.

All are welcome …
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Let’s chat about this new group for Donegal mums 10 months ago

Let’s chat about this new group for Donegal mums

By  •  Mammy

‘Mum’s Chat’ social morning meetings will begin on Tuesday 1st May at the Donegal Family Resource Centre, with plans to make the gathering a monthly occasion.

The group has been …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: They ARE mine, honest! 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: They ARE mine, honest!

By  •  Mammy

To the Lady in the Car. I know that right now, it does not look like it, but yes, yes they ARE my children. I am not trying to kidnap …
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Parents and infants invited to local Weaning Workshop 11 months ago

Parents and infants invited to local Weaning Workshop

The HSE would like to invite parents and infants/toddler’s to attend a Weaning Workshop on:

Date: Friday the 13th April 2018 Time: 11am-1pm Location: Ionad Naomh Padraig, Dobhar Upper, Bunbeg

The workshop will …
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Baby Bump day invites mums to paint a picture of Maternal Mental Health 11 months ago

Baby Bump day invites mums to paint a picture of Maternal Mental Health

A team of local women have organised a fun, thoughtful and creative gathering of local mothers this May 5th in Letterkenny. The event is free, while all donations on the …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Oh the Terror! 11 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Oh the Terror!

By  •  Mammy

Being pregnant is scary.

You worry about everything; the pregnancy, the birth, how you’ll be as a Mammy. You think about the things that are frightening you already, even before …
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‘She’s changed our entire world’: Kathryn Thomas on birth of daughter 11 months ago

‘She’s changed our entire world’: Kathryn Thomas on birth of daughter

By  •  Mammy

Ellie is Kathryn’s first child with fiancé Padraig McLoughlin, and their first two weeks as a little family have been blissful.

Sharing an adorable snap on Instagram, Kathryn says: “Two …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Dancing through life 11 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Dancing through life

By  •  Mammy

Do your little minions keep you on your toes?

Mine do.  So much so that I might as well dance around in ballet pumps, never mind walking.

While they try …
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Baby joy for Kathryn Thomas 11 months ago

Baby joy for Kathryn Thomas

By  •  Mammy

The 39-year-old presenter’s new arrival came a week early, with both mum and baby doing very well.

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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Easter Claus? 11 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Easter Claus?

By  •  Mammy

When did Easter become such a big deal?

Now, before I come across as a Negative Nelly here, let me clarify that I LIKE Easter.

I like it for lots …
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Inishowen mammy March meet-up to focus on self-care 11 months ago

Inishowen mammy March meet-up to focus on self-care

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.

There is a …
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Swishes and Sparkles: A guide to 2018 Communion dresses 11 months ago

Swishes and Sparkles: A guide to 2018 Communion dresses

By  •  Kids, Style

First Holy Communion time is coming up very soon, and there are many young girls and boys in Donegal getting excited about their big day.

For little girls, the …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Sunday Fundays 11 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Sunday Fundays

By  •  Mammy

Spring

It’s here. Well it’s TRYING to be here.

And now that Mammy and Daddy are done with rehearsals, our weekly Sunday Fundays must commence! Up in the …
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Donegal doll creator begins gifting project for Ireland’s Centre for Blind Children 12 months ago

Donegal doll creator begins gifting project for Ireland’s Centre for Blind Children

Company founder Ian Harkin from Ballybofey was in Drumcondra recently to visit the Childvision Centre, Ireland’s only Education Centre for blind and multi-disabled children. 

Mr Harkin discovered how the 150-year-old centre was a remarkable place for …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Happy Mammy’s Day 12 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Happy Mammy’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 …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Snow! 12 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Snow!

By  •  Mammy

Ok, so the snow didn’t REALLY hit where Mammy is, thankfully.

I wrote this last month, when we did have a blast of it, but because it didn’t hit Dublah, …
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Local LEGO camps get bigger and better for the Easter holidays 12 months ago

Local LEGO camps get bigger and better for the Easter holidays

By  •  Kids

After a very successful run of Christmas and Mid Term camps, Bricks 4 Kidz Donegal has just released an even greater schedule of Easter camps!

Twelve camps are taking place …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Positive Childbirth Stories? 12 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Positive Childbirth Stories?

By  •  Mammy

I had a conversation last week with my friend who had her first baby at Christmas. He’s gorgeous and while he slept snuggled on top of me, I had to …
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Meet the Inishowen mammies who are serving up tea, toast and friendly chats 1 year ago

Meet the Inishowen mammies who are serving up tea, toast and friendly chats

These six Inishowen mothers have launched Tea & Toast, a new slice of the local mammy wellness movement inspired by Counsellor Sarah Barr. The group began in Buncrana last month …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – 24 hour Mammy, working 9 to 5! 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – 24 hour Mammy, working 9 to 5!

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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Universal Symbol that isn’t working 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Universal Symbol that isn’t working

By  •  Mammy

I wrote this 3 years ago.

Unfortunately, it seems to be an issue that is never going to go away.

“Symbols are simple. The reason we use symbols is to …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Logic of a Child 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Logic of a Child

By  •  Mammy

The logic of a child eh?

I wish I had it sometimes. My almost 6-year-old has it sussed. If I have it, it’s mine. If Daddy won’t buy it, I’ll …
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Pregnant women invited to local breastfeeding preparation class 1 year ago

Pregnant women invited to local breastfeeding preparation class

By  •  Mammy

A HSE Antenatal Breastfeeding Preparation Class will take place in Letterkenny this month for all pregnant woman, their partners and interested family members.

The class, taking place on Friday 23rd February, will offer practical information on various aspects of breastfeeding.


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Some Time, Sometimes 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Some Time, Sometimes

By  •  Mammy

Mammy wrote this poem on Wednesday after a few days of emotional news, both good and bad.  I found myself looking at my girls, wondering how on earth I could …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Social Mammia 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Social Mammia

By  •  Mammy

Social Mammia.

Mammies on Social Media. Which one are you?

What we see...

Mammy had a lovely relaxing morning. Mammy had time to meditate, do yoga, have a shower, and …
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Karen Koster brings working mammies’ guilt into focus 1 year ago

Karen Koster brings working mammies’ guilt into focus

TV3 presenter Karen Koster is bringing working mothers into focus this week with the release of her show examining their personal struggles.

The mum of two has opened her home …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Boring, Beautiful Routine 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Boring, Beautiful Routine

By  •  Mammy

Oh how I do love being at home with my girlies.

Oh how I so looked forward to the Christmas holidays.

Oh how wonderful the 2 weeks away from the …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – New Year, Still You 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – New Year, Still You

By  •  Mammy

Happy New Year my Lovely Ladybelles.

By now, the trees are down and the house looks alarmingly bare.  It’s back to uniforms and routine and lunches and gymbags…and after 2 …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – New Year’s Resolutions 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – New Year’s Resolutions

By  •  Mammy

My lazy self has decided that ACTUALLY, I probably should make a few New Year’s resolutions after all.  I’m feeling a bit left out on Social Media today as everyone …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Christmas Card Joy! 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Christmas Card Joy!

By  •  Mammy

Mini-Me’s Christmas Cards…

I’ve been putting it off and for good reason.

You’d think I would have learned last year… but NO!

Dummy Mummy here made the mistake of thinking …
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Donegal’s newest kids activity looks like a lot of LEGO fun 1 year ago

Donegal’s newest kids activity looks like a lot of LEGO fun

By  •  Mammy

Bricks 4 Kidz is a new project which has arrived in Donegal to let children learn, build and play – with workshops and camps launching just in time to tackle …
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Major fundraiser tomorrow night as Mikaela gets ready for life-changing surgery 1 year ago

Major fundraiser tomorrow night as Mikaela gets ready for life-changing surgery

Convoy schoolgirl Mikaela was born prematurely and was diagnosed with spina bifida.

Her parents, Sinéad and Chris, didn’t know if she would ever walk.

But bubbly Mikaela, who attends Scoil …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Christmas Reality Checklist! 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Christmas Reality Checklist!

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 – childish traits or life skills? 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – childish traits or life skills?

By  •  Mammy

I watched The Apprentice this week and was reminded of this piece from last year.

Turns out that one year on, not only is Mini-Me still the same, but Princess …
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2017’s top baby names are revealed 1 year ago

2017’s top baby names are revealed

By  •  Mammy

We’ve come to that time of year again – when lists are released en masse. Today we’ve learned the Top 100 baby names of 2017, as collated by BabyCenter, one of …
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