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Eggcellent Bricks 4 Kidz Lego camps to entertain kids this Easter 1 year ago

Eggcellent Bricks 4 Kidz Lego camps to entertain kids this Easter

Sponsored: Bricks 4 Kidz are bringing their ever-popular Lego themed camps to seven locations throughout Donegal during the Easter School holidays.

These 4 day camps are the ideal solution for keeping …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Babywipes Vs Weetabix 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Babywipes Vs Weetabix

By  •  Mammy

Mammy loves the Babywipes.

Every parent loves the Babywipes, don’t they?

We really should thank the inventor of the Babywipes.

Apparently, the first Babywipe was invented in the 1950s and …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Social media and loneliness 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Social media and loneliness

By  •  Mammy

Being a Mum generally means that “you will never be lonely again”, but in reality, it is often the loneliest place in the world.

I’ve spoken before about how social …
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T’was the Night Before Christmas… 2 years ago

T’was the Night Before Christmas…

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land,

The magic was starting and all was in hand.

The trees were lit up and the turkeys were prepped,

The …
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This smart toy is here to encourage kids to help out at Christmas 2 years ago

This smart toy is here to encourage kids to help out at Christmas

By  •  Kids

Darcy the Dingo is a fun interactive friend who wants to help encourage and teach children in a fun new way!

Not only that, he wants to be able …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy  –  To Feed or Not to Feed 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – To Feed or Not to Feed

By  •  Mammy

Mammy spends much time planning the weekly eating.

Not because Mammy is a super organised Mammy. More because Mammy loves food so much that Mammy likes to know what is …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Tis the Season… 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Tis the Season…

By  •  Kids, Mammy

“Hello my two minions. How are we at 5.30pm on this Friday evening after a full week of school and routine and mayhem?

“Shall we go to town and watch …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Buckle Up Kiddo 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Buckle Up Kiddo

By  •  Mammy

Most days we all see something silly or shocking on our roads.

Maybe it’s a close call.  Maybe it’s a near miss.  Maybe it’s someone speeding…

And usually, we tut, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – That Mum 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – That Mum

By  •  Mammy

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind for Mammy this week.

Friday was amazing and I am over the moon that my wee blog won the Boots Maternity & Infant …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy  –  Failing to Fail? 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Failing to Fail?

By  •  Kids, Mammy

Why are we so determined to make sure our little darlings never know what it’s like to fail?

Why do we expect everyone to be a high flying “success” at …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Hello Weekend! 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Hello Weekend!

By  •  Mammy

Rejoice! Rejoice!

It is the first weekend after a FULL week of school and work and routine. And we have all survived. (albeit just about, but survive we have.)

We …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – What’s a Bully? 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – What’s a Bully?

By  •  Kids, Mammy

When a 6 year old asks a question, sometimes, it makes us think. We begin by explaining it to her in the simplest terms possible, and in doing so, sometimes …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Too posh to push? 2 years 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 – Dancing through life 2 years 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Sunday Fundays 2 years 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Positive Childbirth Stories? 2 years 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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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 3 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Some Time, Sometimes 3 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 – The Christmas Card Joy! 3 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Christmas Reality Checklist! 3 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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Five enchanting experiences you’ll have at Oakfield Park’s Santa Express 3 years ago

Five enchanting experiences you’ll have at Oakfield Park’s Santa Express

Oakfield Park in Raphoe has been transformed into a winter wonderland again to make way for the Santa Express – one of the biggest Christmas events in Donegal.

Elves, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – childish traits or life skills? 3 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – a substitute for the Bacon! 3 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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Free fun pack available to encourage children to speak Irish 3 years ago

Free fun pack available to encourage children to speak Irish

By  •  News

Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh T.D., has announced that his Department is implementing a specific measure in …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Saying things wrong 3 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Invisible Mammy 3 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 – Drying your Hair 3 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy  –  You will you know? 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – You will you know?

By  •  Mammy

You will , you know!

 

“Everyone is the perfect parent…until they have children.”

 

Who said this first? I have no idea.

Who says it now? …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Mind yer language! 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Mind yer language!

By  •  Mammy

​I say “we” to include ALL of the members of my family who sometimes swear; you know? Me, The Him… Mini-Me…

In the past few weeks, little Miss Moral Knickers …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Past, Present, and Future 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Past, Present, and Future

By  •  Mammy

In a week in which our news feeds and minds were filled with tragedy, both at home and overseas, many of us are more emotional than usual.  Well, I certainly …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Driving Miss Daisy 3 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…” 3 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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The Inner Monologue of a Thoroughly Modern Mamma 3 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy  –  Silly Smug Me 3 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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Watch: Local girl Lucy shines in weather presenting debut 3 years ago

Watch: Local girl Lucy shines in weather presenting debut

Lucy presented the weather in a perfectly choreographed routine on the prime slot of 6.55pm on TG4 on Wednesday evening.

The natural star was one of five winners selected from a …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy is Off to See the Wizard 3 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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Watch: Donegal boy tricked by unapeeling orange prank! 4 years ago

Watch: Donegal boy tricked by unapeeling orange prank!

Jay’s dad Gary Ramsay, who owns The Float Room in Stranorlar, bet his seven-year-old that he would give him a fiver if he ate all his orange.

Poor Jay tried …
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The cutest 171 driver is headed to a road near you! 4 years ago

The cutest 171 driver is headed to a road near you!

By  •  Kids, Life

She’s just one year of age, but this little Donegal girl is already planning to take to the roads in her new motor.

Secoya Strain from Milford was treated to …
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Six realistic rules for mammies at Christmas 4 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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