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Women and partners ‘still waiting’ for maternity visiting rights 2 weeks ago

Women and partners ‘still waiting’ for maternity visiting rights

By  •  Health, Mammy

The Government is being called on to ensure Covid-19 restrictions are adjusted to allow partners to be present in delivery rooms and during scans.

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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Same storm, different boats 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Same storm, different boats

By  •  Life, Mammy

Aren’t you lucky you have a job?

Aren’t you lucky you have your health?

Aren’t you lucky you can work from home?

Aren’t you lucky you don’t have to…fill in …
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Demand for HSE’s breastfeeding experts rises due to pandemic 1 month ago

Demand for HSE’s breastfeeding experts rises due to pandemic

By  •  Health, Mammy

Parents of newborns in 2020 have been turning to online experts for guidance on breastfeeding.

The HSE’s recorded a 57% increase in demand for their ‘Ask Our Breastfeeding Expert’ online …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Calling Covid out 2 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Calling Covid out

By  •  Mammy

Last week was a bumpy one.

Not only was it the girls’ first week back at school and my first week back at work, but it was also the week …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Back to school thoughts 2 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Back to school thoughts

By  •  Mammy

Maria the Mammy…

Nope.Not a hope.Not sending them ANYWHERE NEAR schools.Need to keep them safe.Can’t control things when they’re away from me.Feck the government and their ineptitude.I don’t want them …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Ready, Set, Routine 2 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Ready, Set, Routine

By  •  Mammy

So it’s time to finally get back into our grooves, however wobbly they may be this year, and return to normality and reality with everyone back to School, Childcare, activities …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy:  The joy of soft play 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: The joy of soft play

By  •  Mammy

Once upon a time, the words “Let’s meet at soft play” instiled a sense of dread in me.

I hated it.

Gasp… yes I just typed that out loud… HATED …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy:  Back to school hacks 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Back to school hacks

By  •  Mammy

Now that we finally know that our little darlings will be going back to school, we can start to think about getting ready.

Maybe you are already organised.Maybe you have …
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Donegal mothers invited to have their say on new research project 3 months ago

Donegal mothers invited to have their say on new research project

A Donegal researcher has issued a call for local participants to share their experiences for a new study on infant feeding.

Anna (Foy) McPherson is originally from Inver in Co …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Downplaying the virus 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Downplaying the virus

By  •  Mammy

“We’re going on da train Mammy.”

“Are we really?”

I do enjoy how much of a novelty the concept of a train is for my kids.Mini-Me will probably GET that …
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New mothers campaign for extended maternity leave 4 months ago

New mothers campaign for extended maternity leave

New mothers in Ireland are calling for a once-off extension to maternity leave and pay by three months following the disruption of Covid-19.

The #ExtendMaternityLeave2020 campaign aims to highlight how …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Play It Again Mam 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Play It Again Mam

By  •  Mammy

“We don‘t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.”

George Bernard Shaw

Over the past 4 months, playing has changed.

Our kids went from …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Facing this new fear 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Facing this new fear

By  •  Life, Mammy

“I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” 

I’ve said these words more than a few times over the past few weeks. Mainly, because I found myself absolutely bricking it over …
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You’re not a machine, you’re a Mammy 5 months ago

You’re not a machine, you’re a Mammy

By  •  Mammy

I haven’t learned a new language. 

I haven’t made banana bread. 

I haven’t decluttered my house. 

I haven’t painted the house. 

I haven’t organised my life.

I haven’t sorted my …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy:  Another journey on the Covidcoaster 5 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Another journey on the Covidcoaster

By  •  Mammy

Mammy likes rollercoasters. I like theme parks. 

But we’ve all been landed into a theme park that we had not planned to visit, and it seems that we all have …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: A road never taken before 5 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: A road never taken before

By  •  Mammy

Every year, I teach Robert Frost’s ‘The Road Not Taken’, whether it’s on the course or not.

I love it. And I love passing his wisdom on to my students. …
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More mothers reaching out to local breastfeeding counsellors during Covid-19 5 months ago

More mothers reaching out to local breastfeeding counsellors during Covid-19

By  •  Mammy

The Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellor (BFC) team has reported a rise in the number of local women reaching out for help during Covid-19.

With all face to face support groups suspended, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Lockdown… and slowing down 6 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Lockdown… and slowing down

By  •  Mammy

We’re all so looking forward to the lockdown being over and to returning to “normal”… but I’ve been wondering how much of this we will eventually miss.

Now, don’t get me wrong. …
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Amazing active cousins walking 150km in memory of grandparents 6 months ago

Amazing active cousins walking 150km in memory of grandparents

By  •  Kids

Emma Begley, aged 11, and Ollie Mc Laughlin, aged 4, are hitting the roads to walk 150KM this month to raise money in memory of their grandparents.

The cousins have lost …
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‘Mammy, when this is all over…’ 7 months ago

‘Mammy, when this is all over…’

By  •  Mammy

“Mammy, when this is all over…”, Mammy will need to have won the lotto.

I hear this line at least 5 times a day, from both of the girls.

And …
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Pregnancy during coronavirus: Staying calm is actually good preparation 7 months ago

Pregnancy during coronavirus: Staying calm is actually good preparation

By  •  Mammy

Donegal hypnobirthing instructor Anne Doherty Quinn helps mothers take control of the most memorable experience of their lives, and she has some extra advice for expectant mothers during the current …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy; Go easy on yourself 7 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy; Go easy on yourself

By  •  Mammy

Tinterweb is currently full of Instahuns and Twitsickles telling us all that we must use ALL of this time to do ALL of the things that we have ALWAYS  wanted …
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Amazing local mothers scoop Donegal Mammy Awards 7 months ago

Amazing local mothers scoop Donegal Mammy Awards

By  •  Mammy

Outstanding mums across Donegal got a welcome lift this week after scooping Donegal Mammy Awards.

The virtual online awards were launched a week ago by Evelyn Mc Glynn and Meg …
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Donegal’s Lottie Dolls release new hero hospital doll 7 months ago

Donegal’s Lottie Dolls release new hero hospital doll

By  •  Kids

Donegal toy company Lottie Dolls has launched a new charity doll in honour of brave children who need to go to the hospital.

The ‘True Hero’ doll, dressed in a …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Poem – Whispers on the Wind 7 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Poem – Whispers on the Wind

By  •  Life, Mammy

WHISPERS ON THE WIND

Two little sisters played on the beachAnd just when their parents had stepped out of reach,Wee Sis asked Big Sis in quiet hushed words,“What’s …
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Mother’s Day not cancelled thanks to the Donegal Mammy Awards! 8 months ago

Mother’s Day not cancelled thanks to the Donegal Mammy Awards!

By  •  Mammy

It has certainly been a difficult time for everyone and even more so for the many families who are now home schooling, dealing with childcare issues and generally learning a …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Let’s find a new normal 8 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Let’s find a new normal

By  •  Mammy

What a week it’s been eh?

We’ve all found ourselves slowly sliding into chaos. And even for those of us who hoped it’d all pass and gently laughed it off, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Where do you find the time? 8 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Where do you find the time?

“Where do you find the time?”

“How can you be bothered?”

“It can’t be worth that much work?”

Here we go again!

Musicals.

I’ve been on stage my whole life, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy:   How many Hats are YOU wearing? 8 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: How many Hats are YOU wearing?

By  •  Mammy

Recently, the Dolly Parton challenge’ circulated Instagram where everyone posted four different images; How they look on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Tinder. 

Each showed how their profile picture on …
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Baby names 2019: Three new names top the list in Donegal 8 months ago

Baby names 2019: Three new names top the list in Donegal

The most popular baby names chosen by Donegal parents in 2019 have been revealed – with three newcomers topping the list.

Jamie was the most popular boys’ name in Donegal …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: You might not a get a payslip, but boy, do you work 8 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: You might not a get a payslip, but boy, do you work

By  •  Mammy

“Your Mammy doesn’t work.” or “Your Mammy doesn’t have a real job”.

I remember hearing this a few times as a child and as a teenager.

I remember not thinking …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: My Little Women 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: My Little Women

By  •  Mammy

I’m brushing my youngest’s hair and we’re chittering away. 

‘You’re my beautiful Baby girl’ I say as I kiss the top of her inexplicably fuzzy head when I’m done.


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Letterkenny Babies First Communion sale is a win-win for everyone 10 months ago

Letterkenny Babies First Communion sale is a win-win for everyone

By  •  Mammy

The Letterkenny Babies Facebook group is back with a second Communion Wear fundraiser in January 2020.

The sale is a win-win for everyone – families donate their pre-loved communion wear …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy:  I am Some Time, Sometimes Mum 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: I am Some Time, Sometimes Mum

By  •  Mammy

I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions. You all know that I hate the ‘New Year, New You’ rhetoric. I hate the constant stream of “You need to change” and “You …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: My wedding words of wisdom 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: My wedding words of wisdom

By  •  Mammy

Tis the season for bling and rings and it’s our wedding anniversary so I’m wedding on the brain! 

The Him and I got married on a Wednesday, over Christmas in …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: You don’t need to be a ‘New You’ in 2020 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: You don’t need to be a ‘New You’ in 2020

By  •  Mammy

Before the onslaught of New Year, New You Bullshit starts, let me remind you of a few things…

Yes, January 1st is an obviously good starting point for new beginnings …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Trying to keep everyone happy 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Trying to keep everyone happy

By  •  Mammy

As the season of festive joy and frollicks descends upon us, so too can the stresses and responsibilities of trying to everyone happy. 

So remember, No is a complete sentence. 


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Rules for surviving the Christmas party 11 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Rules for surviving the Christmas party

By  •  Mammy

Good afternoon!

I do hope that we all woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning. It’s time to repost Mammy’s rules for surviving the Christmas party (which unfortunately Mammy …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – I am offended 11 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – I am offended

By  •  Mammy

I am offended…

Given that everyone is now allowed and encouraged to be offended by absolutely everything, I’ve decided to crack down on the lyrics of other Christmas songs which, …
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Donegal mums team up to write ‘The Mammy Handbook’ 11 months ago

Donegal mums team up to write ‘The Mammy Handbook’

Mammy knows best, as the saying goes, and when you pool together the tips of mothers all over the world, then you’ve got a wealth of wisdom.

Two Donegal mammies …
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Letterkenny’s Sensory Santa sessions return for 2019 11 months ago

Letterkenny’s Sensory Santa sessions return for 2019

Do you know a child with Autism or Sensory Processing Difficulties?

One thing on the list for many families this Christmas is a visit to Santa’s grotto. But for children …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – a realistic Christmas survival guide 11 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – a realistic Christmas survival guide

It’s the weekend of Toy Shows and trees for many…So I am posting my Christmas Survival Guide for the Mary of the Poppins types…

“Surviving Christmas,” “Christmas Survival Tips …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Why can’t bullies just be nice? 12 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Why can’t bullies just be nice?

By  •  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 – My to-don’t list 12 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – My to-don’t list

By  •  Mammy

I’ve written before about my love of a good “to-do” list.

I love them. I make them constantly and nothing pleases me more than drawing an aggressive and satisfied line …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Why teenagers are wicked 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Why teenagers are wicked

By  •  Mammy

HOW do you work with teenagers?

I get asked this quite a bit.

My answer?

Very easily actually.

Because ‘teenagers’ are wicked.

They have …
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Dreamy sleepover party to be held in aid of Sonya Hamilton 1 year ago

Dreamy sleepover party to be held in aid of Sonya Hamilton

By  •  Mammy

A very special children’s sleepover will be taking place in Ballybofey this November in aid of a popular local mum.

A Teepee Party, organised by Mama Bear Parties, will be …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – One thing you should never ask 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – One thing you should never ask

By  •  Mammy

Don’t.  Just Don’t.

I’ve written about this before but it seems that it’s like non-parents parking in mother and baby spots, or people feeling the need to comment on how …
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Letterkenny Maternity visiting rules change for more parent time 1 year ago

Letterkenny Maternity visiting rules change for more parent time

By  •  Mammy

The Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is introducing new policies to reduce the number of visitors allowed in the ward. 

The changes, which are based on feedback from new …
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14 new Breastfeeding Counsellors qualified in Donegal 1 year 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 – What makes you smile Mammy? 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – What makes you smile Mammy?

By  •  Mammy

What makes you smile Mammy?

“My children’s arms around my neck… spending time with my family… seeing my children’s faces when… hearing my children’s voices…cuddles with my babies…”

Yadda yadda …
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