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14 new Breastfeeding Counsellors qualified in Donegal 10 months ago

14 new Breastfeeding Counsellors qualified in Donegal

Support for new mums in Donegal is set to get a boost as 14 new Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellors qualified in the region this week.

The new Cuidiú Breastfeeding …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reawakening my inner Mathematilda 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reawakening my inner Mathematilda

By  •  Mammy

Once upon a time, in a damp and draughty classroom, Mammy here remembers putting a question to the loveliful and unfortunate lady charged with the torture of teaching her Mathematicalisms.


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‘Don’t forget to ask how mum is doing’ 1 year ago

‘Don’t forget to ask how mum is doing’

Ardara’s Debbie Kremer is the Donegal counsellor for Nurture Health, a counselling and training service for women and partners dealing with conception, pregnancy and childbirth issues.

This World Maternal Mental …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reality Check 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Reality Check

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 – 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 – So What Age is Best? 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – So What Age is Best?

By  •  Mammy

The recent pregnancy announcement of one of the pretty Princess People in London has caused quite a stir, not only because everyone loves a royal Baby as much as a …
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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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Inishowen mum meet-up to explore confidence and holistic therapies 2 years ago

Inishowen mum meet-up to explore confidence and holistic therapies

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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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 – First Steps and Last Firsts 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – First Steps and Last Firsts

By  •  Mammy

Next week, our Princess, like so many other Wobblers, will be taking her first steps into the big bad world without Mammy or Daddy.

Now starting Pre-school is not quite …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Last Minute Mamma 2 years 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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Events: Mammies, babies and wellness on Baby Bump Day 2 years 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 – How soon is too soon? 2 years 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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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 – Happy Mammy’s Day 2 years 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 – 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 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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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 – Creating a Perfect Family Christmas 3 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Virtual Real Friendships 3 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Is Different Wrong? 3 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – You are enough Mammy 3 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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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 – Things people say to Pregnant Mammies 3 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Some things never change 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Some things never change

By  •  Mammy

Mini-Me is going through a phase of bad-eating. She’d happily live on pancakes and yoghurt at the minute. I’m blaming the summer holidays and the general lack of routine, but …
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Donegal mammies establish ‘Minding Mammy’ wellbeing workshop 3 years ago

Donegal mammies establish ‘Minding Mammy’ wellbeing workshop

By  •  Mammy

Minding Mammy will be a 5 week programme aimed at helping Donegal mums cope with the mental health pressures that arise in the transition to motherhood.

It all began when Maria …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Another to-do list for first time Mammies 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Another to-do list for first time Mammies

By  •  Mammy

You’re expecting your first little minion.  Congratulations lovely.

I hope you’re feeling great and that Bump is behaving.  I’m sure that no matter how far on you are right now, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Should we stay or should we go? 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Should we stay or should we go?

By  •  Mammy

Summer Holidays are fast approaching…YAY!

And so the parenting forums are full of questions about the best places to holiday, the essentials list of packing for a family, tips and …
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I am Section Mum 3 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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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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