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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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Creating a Perfect Family Christmas 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Creating a Perfect Family Christmas

By  •  Mammy

“Surviving Christmas,” “Christmas Survival Tips for the Working Mum”, “How to Survive Christmas”…

I googled these last night.

Some of the “advice” online is nothing short of HILARIOUS. …
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Dunfanaghy mother becomes Donegal’s Carer of the Year 1 year ago

Dunfanaghy mother becomes Donegal’s Carer of the Year

Kathleen McBride from Dunfanaghy was yesterday named as the Donegal Careplus Carer of the Year.

Kathleen cares for her son Martin, aged 20, who lives with Down Syndrome. She has …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – A letter to a Mammy who stopped me in my tracks 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – A letter to a Mammy who stopped me in my tracks

By  •  Mammy

A letter to the Mammy I watched last week.

Last week, I found myself staring at you.

I couldn’t take my eyes off you.

You were dealing with your little …
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Empowered Donegal mammies begin a new life chapter 1 year ago

Empowered Donegal mammies begin a new life chapter

Every Donegal mammy has a personal CV of incredible skills she often doesn’t realise – she is a multi-tasker, a chef, a dietitian, an accountant, a doctor, a counsellor, a …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – a substitute for the Bacon! 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – a substitute for the Bacon!

By  •  Mammy

Mammies.

I have had a genius idea.

My Princess LOVES Peppa Pork.  She loves that fat little pink Piggy to the point that it is becoming quite the obsession.  Peppa, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Virtual Real Friendships 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Virtual Real Friendships

By  •  Mammy

After the initial business of arriving home with a new Baby, comes a quiet and calm, that can be lovely and much needed.

However, a few weeks or months, or …
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Bookings begin for ‘Little Rascals’ to see Santa 1 year ago

Bookings begin for ‘Little Rascals’ to see Santa

A special Santa experience is returning to Rossnakill this December and bookings have just begun today (Thursday).

On December 9th and 10th, children will get a chance to meet Santa …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Halloween 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Halloween

By  •  Mammy

You know the BEST thing about Halloween?

Once, it’s over, it is FINALLY Christmas. I’m not a fan. For this little Mammy, Halloween is simply a pot hole which we …
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Tough challenges ahead, but ‘tough cookie’ Mikaela stays positive 1 year ago

Tough challenges ahead, but ‘tough cookie’ Mikaela stays positive

Mikaela was selected to have her story told to highlight the day.

Mikaela, who attends Scoil Bhríde in Convoy will be eight in January and her parents, Sinéad and Chris, …
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Find your Mama Squad 2 years ago

Find your Mama Squad

By  •  Health, Mammy

How are you?

“I’m grand, yeah fine, I’m good”.

How many times a day do we tell ourselves this, do we tell other people this?

Have you perfected your mask?


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Is Different Wrong? 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Is Different Wrong?

By  •  Mammy

On Wednesday, I wrote a blog post on how an imaginary spider and a pair of knickers caused a post apocalyptic meltdown in my house before 7am. Read it here.


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Why these Donegal kids are 2×2 of a kind! 2 years ago

Why these Donegal kids are 2×2 of a kind!

It was double baby joy for Moville couple Seamus and Elizabeth Doherty as they had their second set of twins. Little Sienna and Travis were born at Letterkenny University Hospital …
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Parents warned after boy is injured by exploding Paw Patrol product 2 years ago

Parents warned after boy is injured by exploding Paw Patrol product

By  •  Mammy

The little boy from Derry suffered external and internal burns after the incident with a Paw Patrol Foam Soap, Belfast Live reports.

The boy is currently in intensive care at the Royal …
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Meet the Donegal mum bringing positivity to expectant mammies 2 years ago

Meet the Donegal mum bringing positivity to expectant mammies

By  •  Mammy

Donegal mum Maria Coleman has become an advocate for the positive birth movement in the north-west, and is now working towards spreading her positive message to mums-to-be across the county.


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Here’s how to get the new Lottie Treehouse at almost half price 2 years ago

Here’s how to get the new Lottie Treehouse at almost half price

By  •  Mammy

Choosing the perfect Christmas present can prove challenging, if not downright stressful. This year – with lots of new additions to their range – the team at Lottie Dolls might …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Saying things wrong 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Saying things wrong

By  •  Mammy

Mini-Me’s mispronunciation of words provides endless inspiration for my daily smumbles. I was reminded of this post yesterday as she sang “and so say all of us” to her Doll …
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Meet Mia – the doll changing children’s attitudes to disability 2 years ago

Meet Mia – the doll changing children’s attitudes to disability

Meet Mia, the outdoor-loving wildlife photographer. She wears a cochlear implant, but that is just one of the features of Mia that make her unique.

Mia is passionate about her photography …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – You are enough Mammy 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – You are enough Mammy

By  •  Mammy

Mammies.

No matter what kind of day you are having right now, remember that You ARE enough.

You have bad days.  You have bad mornings. You have a short temper. …
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Here’s how much it costs to raise a newborn today 2 years ago

Here’s how much it costs to raise a newborn today

By  •  Mammy

The average costs of having a baby in Ireland and raising it to its first birthday have been revealed by Life insurance provider AA Insurance.

The costs of a baby’s first 12 …
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Government to introduce IVF funding and extended maternity leave for premature births 2 years ago

Government to introduce IVF funding and extended maternity leave for premature births

By  •  Mammy

The Cabinet is due to consider the introduction of laws for the regulation of Assisted Human Reproduction, which includes IVF.

The Irish Times reports that Health Minister Simon Harris will …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Invisible Mammy 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Invisible Mammy

By  •  Mammy

“Get away from me with that camera”.

How many of you have said this? How many times have you said it?

If you’re like me, you’ll have a smartphone …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Part Two – Shame on body shamers 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Part Two – Shame on body shamers

By  •  Mammy

It seems that last week’s column struck a chord with many of you Glammy Mammies, so the second piece of this might also resonate. If you think that the public …
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Anam Cara extends support services to new Donegal location 2 years ago

Anam Cara extends support services to new Donegal location

Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, will host an Information Evening on Tuesday 3rd of October in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town at 7pm.

The free event …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Bump-shaming 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Bump-shaming

By  •  Mammy

Yes.  I’m saying it.

Stop body-shaming bumps. Body Shaming happens to all women, of all ages, of all shapes and sizes, all the time…EVEN, believe it or not, during Pregnancy. …
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Empty Nest? It’s time to spread YOUR wings 2 years ago

Empty Nest? It’s time to spread YOUR wings

By  •  Health, Mammy

In last week’s article I focused on students moving to university and dealing with homesickness.

This week my focus is on the parents/guardians who are left behind. As a mother …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – A Royal No No 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – A Royal No No

By  •  Mammy

So the royal family is expecting another Baby.

Good for them.  

I’m as happy for Kate as I would be to hear of ANY pregnancy, but Holy Gemima, …
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Helen has the secret to stress-free parenting… and is happy to share it! 2 years ago

Helen has the secret to stress-free parenting… and is happy to share it!

Helen Swierszcz is a parenting coach who has created a class for parents and toddlers to tune into connection, communication and mindfulness.

Ahead of the first class on 12th September, …
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Donegal restaurant comforts parents with free tea and scones 2 years ago

Donegal restaurant comforts parents with free tea and scones

The first day back to school is full of emotions – stress, excitement, and heartache for many parents to see their wee ones running through the gates.

One Donegal restaurant …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Parenting life-hacks 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Parenting life-hacks

By  •  Mammy

So we have survived the first week of normality and reality with everyone back to School, Childcare and work.  

I don’t know how you other Mammies are feeling this …
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Parents warned to check one thing before sharing back to school photos 2 years ago

Parents warned to check one thing before sharing back to school photos

By  •  Mammy

Those cute photos of kids lined up in their brand new uniforms could be giving away dangerous amounts of personal information, according to CyberSafe Ireland.

The online safety organisation warns …
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A lesson in preparing for the school routine 2 years ago

A lesson in preparing for the school routine

By  •  Health, Mammy

It’s that time of year again.

Time seems to go faster. Darkness arrives earlier and earlier, as families get back into the school routine.

With the relaxed nature of the …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Drying your Hair 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Drying your Hair

By  •  Mammy

I wanted to write to all the Mammies and Daddies whose little people are starting school this week.

I waited for the words to come, and then realised I had …
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Good progress made for children with special needs in Donegal 2 years ago

Good progress made for children with special needs in Donegal

By  •  Mammy

The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) was launched last year by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone and has delivered real benefits across County Donegal.


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Flying with wobblers 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Flying with wobblers

By  •  Mammy

Flying solo with Wobblers.

Yes I know that the school holidays are nearly over, but with schools reopening and prices dropping drastically, lots of families with Wobblers are still looking …
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Here are the most popular baby names so far in 2017 2 years ago

Here are the most popular baby names so far in 2017

By  •  Mammy

For little girls, Emma, Olivia, and Ava have claimed the top spots.

For boys, Liam, Noah, and Lucas are the most popular.

According to BabyCentre, Emma has jumped from number …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Things people say to Pregnant Mammies 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Things people say to Pregnant Mammies

By  •  Mammy

Rational thinking goes out the window the second a pregnancy test indicates a positive result.  

Logic goes with it.

They are replaced by panic and worry and fear.


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Little adventurers will love this new Lottie doll from Donegal 2 years ago

Little adventurers will love this new Lottie doll from Donegal

By  •  Mammy

A new lifelike Brownie doll was launched last week at the Irish Girl Guides’ international camp. The Brownie figure, like all Lottie Dolls, is modelled on the proportions of an average nine-year-old child.


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