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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

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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 2 years 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! 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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! 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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! 2 years 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? 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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! 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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