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Donegal County Childcare launches helpful interactive tool for parents 8 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! 8 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 9 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? 9 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’ 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Fathers’ Day Perspective 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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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Pregnant Vogue Williams laughs off fat shamers 11 months ago

Pregnant Vogue Williams laughs off fat shamers

By  •  Mammy

At seven months pregnant, Vogue is continuing with her regular workouts and looks amazing, if you ask us.

The glowing first-time mum hit out at anyone who has commented …
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Meet the Donegal sisters who gave birth on the same day! 11 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 11 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! 11 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 11 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 12 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) 12 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 12 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) 12 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? 12 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? 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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! 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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! 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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? 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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! 1 year 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 1 year 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? 1 year 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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