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

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – What you really need in your hospital bag 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – What you really need in your hospital bag

By  •  Mammy

The Hospital Bag.

The one thing that is a complete nightmare for first time expectant Mums…and every expectant Mum regardless of how many times they’ve packed one!

 

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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Driving Miss Daisy 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Driving Miss Daisy

By  •  Mammy

Happy Easter Ladybelles!

For many of us, Easter is a time for family holidays or visiting relatives. This week, we drove from Letterkenny to Skibbereen in Cork.

We all …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – “One word from me…” 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – “One word from me…”

By  •  Mammy

“One word from me, and they do what they want.”

I’ve often heard my own Daddy say this, but I never really understood it until I had my own minions. …
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I am Section Mum 2 years ago

I am Section Mum

By  •  Mammy

Magazine and Slabberloid Headlines last week were announcing the arrival of a Baby boy for Cheryl and Liam.  How lovely.

The “news” was quick to inform us that Cheryl had …
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The Inner Monologue of a Thoroughly Modern Mamma 2 years ago

The Inner Monologue of a Thoroughly Modern Mamma

By  •  Mammy

It’s Mother’s Day.

You know the day when you got to lie on in your bed, where you slept soundly until you were awoken by your already bathed, dressed and …
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Why my heart aches every Mother’s Day 2 years ago

Why my heart aches every Mother’s Day

Mammy, mother, mum – whatever you call the woman who brought you into the world, the time to remember her is fast approaching on Mother’s Day, March 26th.

Donegal-based charity …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy  –  Silly Smug Me 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Silly Smug Me

By  •  Mammy

1. Deciding that of course I can wear heels to Mammy:

“I used to wear heels all the time” says inner BC-Mammy. (BC=Before Children).  “Of course I should still be able to …
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Tea for two: These sweet sets are launching just in time for Mother’s Day 2 years ago

Tea for two: These sweet sets are launching just in time for Mother’s Day

By  •  Mammy

A lovely way to do this is to host an afternoon tea together at home – with sweet treats, small sandwiches and a pretty table set-up.

Aldi will be introducing …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – A Letter to my Girls 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – A Letter to my Girls

By  •  Mammy

My Darling Mini-Me..

You stopped me in my tracks this morning. I walked past your bedroom door. You were standing in front of your mirror, brushing your hair, with your …
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Baby Saphia’s swift delivery 2 years ago

Baby Saphia’s swift delivery

By  •  Mammy

A relieved mother has revealed how her husband used his shoelaces to tie their new-born baby’s umbilical cord after she gave birth in the back of the family car.

Paul …
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Mammies wanted to play matchmaker for their sons 2 years ago

Mammies wanted to play matchmaker for their sons

By  •  Mammy

The team with the Ray D’Arcy show are recruiting volunteers for the ‘Tinder On The Telly’ game live in studio.

This time they’re letting the mammies take control – because …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Standing by your bed 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Standing by your bed

By  •  Mammy

To say that parenthood is an emotional roller coaster is a HUGE understatement.

It’s like someone has put every emotion you could possibly feel into a bottle, topped it up …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy is Off to See the Wizard 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy is Off to See the Wizard

By  •  Mammy

In 2004, I took my little brother and sister to audition for the Letterkenny Musical Society’s ‘Sound of Music’. Both got parts as 2 of the 7 kids, and somehow, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Enjoy it while you can 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Enjoy it while you can

By  •  Mammy

Phases and Stages.

Oh how we Mammies LOVE our milestones.

Smiling, drooling, teething, creeping, rolling over, sleeping all night, crawling, standing, first words, first steps etc, etc, etc.  We love …
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Sanity saving tips to get your baby to sleep 3 years ago

Sanity saving tips to get your baby to sleep

Emma’s first book Go To Sleep You Little BLEEP! is a guide to baby sleep solutions for babies from 0 to 23 months old. The book offers practical methods to encourage babies …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Valentine me 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Valentine me

By  •  Mammy

What do you want for Valentine’s Day?

A card? Flowers? Heart-shaped chocolates in a heart shaped box? Champers?

Well. I’m not really a Valentine’s fan.

 

Honestly, it’s just …
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Smart mums go to market 3 years ago

Smart mums go to market

By  •  Mammy

Smart Mums Market is an indoor market for buyers and sellers of baby and children’s nearly new items. The market comes to the St. John Bosco Community Centre in Donegal …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy talks Thoroughly Modern Daddies 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy talks Thoroughly Modern Daddies

By  •  Mammy

After my recent article on loneliness, I had more than a few Mums contact me.  Some simply said they enjoyed the piece.  Some admitted to being lonely in a busy …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Thoroughly Feeling Old 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Thoroughly Feeling Old

By  •  Mammy

This weekend, Thoroughly Modern Mammy is Thoroughly Feeling Old.

Yesterday, my baby sister turned 18.

The BABY of the family is now an adult.  I’m not sure WHY her birthday …
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Parents dealing with loss invited to information evening 3 years ago

Parents dealing with loss invited to information evening

By  •  Mammy

The monthly meeting will take place on Thursday 9th of February from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

The meeting offers parents a safe and …
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A comforting community to get through PND 3 years ago

A comforting community to get through PND

Jennifer experienced PND after the birth of her first child. Her little girl is now three years old and Jennifer is doing all she can to help other mothers who …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Bringing Baby Home 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Bringing Baby Home

By  •  Mammy

Bringing Baby home is exciting and frightening in equal measure.  

Things I wish someone had told me:

 1) There’s no place like home.

Going home is …
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Parent and toddler group welcome new members 3 years ago

Parent and toddler group welcome new members

Steps is a parent and toddler group that meet every Friday in the Rossnakill Resource Centre from 11:00-12:30.

New born babies to pre-school kids (including playgroup children) all welcome.

The …
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Midwifery clinics return to West Donegal 3 years ago

Midwifery clinics return to West Donegal

Ante-Natal Services will recommence at Dungloe Community Hospital today, two years after they were suspended at the facility.

This development comes after months of uncertainty surrounding the future of maternity services at …
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Irish mammy lashes out after son’s hilarious prank 3 years ago

Irish mammy lashes out after son’s hilarious prank

The Galway man provoked his mother with an unexpected ‘leek in your sink’ prank and captured the priceless moment on video.

John’s poor mum gets more and more frustrated when …
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Blogger pens heartfelt letter to her little girl on her first birthday 3 years ago

Blogger pens heartfelt letter to her little girl on her first birthday

By  •  Mammy

Best friend bloggers Leona and Nessa from Cork run Dreaming Always, a site where they share their motherly musings with mammies across the globe.

They aim to unite like-minded women …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Find your Mamma Squad 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Find your Mamma Squad

By  •  Mammy

From the second your child is put into your arms, whether at birth or adoption, you are a Mamma.  You are no longer JUST you.

From now on, you’re a …
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Revealed: Ireland’s most popular baby names for 2016 3 years ago

Revealed: Ireland’s most popular baby names for 2016

The Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, has announced the most popular baby names by passport application for 2016.

Based on passport applications for infants, James was …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Make the last day of the Christmas holidays count 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Make the last day of the Christmas holidays count

By  •  Mammy

It’s the last day of the school holidays. How are you spending it? If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering where the hell the uniforms are and how you’re going …
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Donegal parents frustrated with access to childcare 3 years ago

Donegal parents frustrated with access to childcare

Deputy Charlie McConalogue is calling on the Children’s Minister to close a loophole in the ECCE system, which limits enrolment options for childcare.

Under the current scheme, children can only …
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Warning issued to parents after horror furniture fall video 3 years ago

Warning issued to parents after horror furniture fall video

The CCTV footage features two toddlers, aged two, in their nursery. The boys were playing in a chest of drawers before it fell and one boy was trapped underneath.

In a …
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What are you doing tonight? It’s baby-making day! 3 years ago

What are you doing tonight? It’s baby-making day!

By  •  Mammy

Did you know that January 2nd is referred to as National Baby-Making Day? The highest number of birthdays fall in September, more specifically September 26th, which is 38 weeks after today. The …
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Emily and James are most popular baby names of 2016 3 years ago

Emily and James are most popular baby names of 2016

It looks like tradition won out in 2016 when it came to naming children in Ireland, as the tumultuous events of the year failed to influence parents’ decision-making. No baby …
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Happy New Year Ladybelles 3 years ago

Happy New Year Ladybelles

By  •  Mammy

New Year, New You?

Rubbish.

You’re already FABLIS just as you are.

We don’t NEED to change things, or buy products or fads, or start things just because it’s …
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Donegal kids upset by non-hatching Hatchimals 3 years ago

Donegal kids upset by non-hatching Hatchimals

By  •  Mammy

There were many children excited to see a Hatchimal under the tree on Christmas morning, but reports of non-hatching toys and a variety of other malfunctions have come from disappointed …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Christmas: the Musical 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Christmas: the Musical

By  •  Mammy

Christmas.

It’s finally here. The big one. What we’ve been working towards. The performance. The show.

Christmas is like putting together a musical: you decide on the show, get …
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Six realistic rules for mammies at Christmas 3 years ago

Six realistic rules for mammies at Christmas

By  •  Mammy

I just spent half an hour reading articles and blogs on “How to Survive Christmas” and “Top tips for Mums at Christmas”… and ooooooh how I giggled.  

It’s true …
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This comedian mimics every Irish mammy at Christmas 3 years ago

This comedian mimics every Irish mammy at Christmas

By  •  Mammy

If you are a mammy yourself, or you’re in a house with an Irish mammy this Christmas, there are a few things they seem to do that you might have …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Colour and Ducks 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Colour and Ducks

By  •  Mammy

“Your eye is the one absolutely beautiful thing. I want to fill it with color and ducks, the zoo of the new.”

As an English teacher, I find that some …
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Keep calm and visit Silent Sensory Santa 3 years ago

Keep calm and visit Silent Sensory Santa

One thing on the list for many families this Christmas is a visit to Santa’s grotto. But for children with autism and sensory processing difficulties it can become a stressful …
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Video: This Donegal mammy will make you laugh and cry 3 years ago

Video: This Donegal mammy will make you laugh and cry

By  •  Mammy

One Donegal mammy had the shock of her life when her daughter surprised her by coming home for Christmas.

The growing trend of children coming home early for Christmas and …
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This trending baby names list reflects a strange 2016 3 years ago

This trending baby names list reflects a strange 2016

By  •  Mammy

There have been many events that stood out this year – from Brexit to the US Presidential elections, from celebrity deaths to sporting events – and such stories have influenced people as …
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Letterkenny mum sets up the perfect tree for kids 3 years ago

Letterkenny mum sets up the perfect tree for kids

She has taken away the spiky decorations and glass baubles, and replaced them with a collection of soft festive teddies. Santas, penguins, owls and gingerbread men hang from the branches, and …
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Suds and Sauvignon 3 years ago

Suds and Sauvignon

By  •  Mammy

Don’t you just love to have Bubble Baths?

Every so often, I leave The Him to deal with the baby monitor, disappear into the bathroom, (remove all the toys from …
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How to get your ‘Bleeping’ baby to sleep 3 years ago

How to get your ‘Bleeping’ baby to sleep

It’s no surprise that Emma Pollard’s book title is censored. Donegal Woman spoke with her over the phone this week ahead of the release, and she really doesn’t hold back …
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Una Healy’s inner Irish mammy comes out when discovering what her son did… 3 years ago

Una Healy’s inner Irish mammy comes out when discovering what her son did…

Una Healy, formerly of The Saturdays, posted a hilarious video last night of her adorable toddler enjoying some chocolate cake that was presumably left at the edge of the counter, …
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Am I a good mammy? 3 years ago

Am I a good mammy?

By  •  Mammy

Life is one big learning curve.

Motherhood is the biggest one of all.

Actually, it’s more a “Learning Circle” than a curve really isn’t it? Because a curve has an …
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Fancy some TLC? Come along to Parentstop’s free pamper morning 3 years ago

Fancy some TLC? Come along to Parentstop’s free pamper morning

Parentstop have organised a free morning of relaxation for parents, grandparents, and carers of children.

The morning will include free pamper tasters, including shiatsu, reflexology, hand massage, mini facials, make …
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Winter fashion for your little darlings 3 years ago

Winter fashion for your little darlings

By  •  Mammy, Style

“Little girls are precious gifts, wrapped in love serene. Their dresses tied with sashes and futures tied with dreams.”

With this quote in mind, Donegal Woman is taking a look …
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Christmas toy ideas to make your little darlings rejoice 3 years ago

Christmas toy ideas to make your little darlings rejoice

By  •  Christmas, Mammy

When Christmas morning rolls around, the sparkle of excitement in children’s eyes is something very special. Both children young and old love receiving toys at Christmas, whether it be from …
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