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Local women invited to share real-life stories about breastfeeding 4 days ago

Local women invited to share real-life stories about breastfeeding

A Donegal researcher has issued a call for women to contribute real-life stories about breastfeeding for a new app.

The new app is being developed to assist women from Donegal …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Father’s Day 3 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Father’s Day

By  •  Mammy

This piece was harder to write than I had anticipated.Why?

Because no matter what angle I approached it from, I found myself anticipating the need to be sensitive around the …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Dusting off the heels… to go to the dustbin 4 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Dusting off the heels… to go to the dustbin

By  •  Mammy

Begone bitches.

I hereby banish ye to the shelves of yesteryear, where one’s shoes with pointy toes and heels to one’s armpits are forever more sentenced to sit gathering dust.


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Mums and tots around the world connect to Inishowen events 5 months ago

Mums and tots around the world connect to Inishowen events

By  •  Mammy, News

Online Inishowen events for mums and babies are so popular, they’re attracting emigrants from as far away as Texas and Toronto. That’s according to the manager of Spraoi agus Sport in Carndonagh, …
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New Minding Mummy workshop launching this May 5 months ago

New Minding Mummy workshop launching this May

By  •  Health, Mammy

Our DW mental health columnist Sarah Barr is launching a new workshop for maternal mental health this May.

Here, Sarah shares an introduction to the Minding Mummy Workshop and how …
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Managing motherhood and lockdown 6 months ago

Managing motherhood and lockdown

By  •  Health, Mammy

The transition to motherhood is a huge transformation for many women, physically, emotionally and mentally. Add a global pandemic and lockdown on top of that and it can be so …
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Friendship Bras: How well does yours fit? 6 months ago

Friendship Bras: How well does yours fit?

By  •  Life, Mammy

This year has been weird.And the whole idea of friendship has been weird too.

Many of us will say that we’ve had friendships change, for better and for worse.

We’ve …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy:   Blessed families 6 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Blessed families

By  •  Mammy

It’s World Down Syndrome Day.

It’s a day to celebrate the extra chromosome that makes some people just a little bit more special.

One of the first images I …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Happy Mother’s Day 6 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Happy Mother’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 and …
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It’s time to stop promoting skinny dolls, says Donegal toymaker 7 months ago

It’s time to stop promoting skinny dolls, says Donegal toymaker

By  •  Kids

Toymakers should stop making ultra-thin dolls, because they create poor body image in young girls which can lead to eating disorders.

That’s according to leading doll manufacturer, Ian Harkin of …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Me-time 7 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Me-time

By  •  Mammy

‘Make some time for YOU Mammy and have a relaxing bath’ say the instafluencers.

Well OK then!

An instaworthy bathing relaxation event is about to go down in Chez Mammy… …
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Let’s Shop Local: Ten Mother’s Day gifts made in Donegal 7 months ago

Let’s Shop Local: Ten Mother’s Day gifts made in Donegal

Lockdown won’t stop us finding great locally-made or sold gifts and delivering them to a special mammy, Godmother, granny, aunt or sister.

Read on for our pick of Mother’s Day …
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Thoroughy Modern Mammy: It will all be okay 7 months ago

Thoroughy Modern Mammy: It will all be okay

By  •  Mammy

Maria the Mammy thinks…

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.

Fuck the government …
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Did you have a lockdown baby? Spraoi agus Spórt want to hear from you 7 months ago

Did you have a lockdown baby? Spraoi agus Spórt want to hear from you

By  •  Mammy

Spraoi agus Spórt in Carndonagh has launched a new online survey aimed at capturing the needs of mums who have had a baby during lockdown.

The survey aims to find …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Joining the Dots 7 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Joining the Dots

By  •  Mammy

Mumpty Mumpty, up there on the wall…You look at your babies, both now grown so tallThat their uniforms probably won’t even fitWhen we finally get ourselves out of this shit.


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Ideas to liven up lockdown days 8 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Ideas to liven up lockdown days

By  •  Mammy

We’re all feeling it aren’t we?

I don’t think there is anyone on this green isle right now who can honestly say that this 87th Lockdown isn’t hurting a bit.


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: The Great Outdoors 8 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: The Great Outdoors

By  •  Mammy

The Great Outdoors: It’s not just “great” because it’s huge and gargantuous, it’s “great” in so many more ways than that.

Mountains, rivers, lakes and valleys… Our imagination takes us …
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Fun free classes to keep families fit 8 months ago

Fun free classes to keep families fit

By  •  Kids

Starting this week, RINKA has launched FREE online fitness classes for children three mornings a week while schools remain closed.

The classes are suitable for children of all ages …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy:  You can’t do it all… so give yourself a break 9 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: You can’t do it all… so give yourself a break

By  •  Mammy

What a week it’s been eh?

We’re all feeling a bit incredulous really. This past few days, it’s felt like we are slowly sliding into chaos once again.

We’re trying …
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Thorougly Modern Mammy: I’m offended 10 months ago

Thorougly Modern Mammy: I’m offended

Mammy is 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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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Christmas survival tips you actually need 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Christmas survival tips you actually need

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. I fear …
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Rushe to Raise… coming to a sitting room near you! 10 months ago

Rushe to Raise… coming to a sitting room near you!

It’s that time of year again. The Rushe to Raise festive film fundraiser is back!

Everything might be different this year, but local couple Maria & Emmet Rushe of Rushe …
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Online Dyspraxia Awareness Week to benefit parents and teachers 10 months ago

Online Dyspraxia Awareness Week to benefit parents and teachers

Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and will mark this special occasion by launching Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland Awareness Week 2020 on the 22nd November.

As a part of Awareness …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Teenagers are wicked 10 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: 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.

And let me tell you, since schools reopened, they’ve …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: 10 things I thought before I had kids 11 months ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: 10 things I thought before I had kids

By  •  Mammy

1. I shall never shout at my child: 

Oh, you will, you know!  

Actually, it’s more a case of shouting at yourself really, because if you are having to shout at …
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Women and partners ‘still waiting’ for maternity visiting rights 11 months 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.

Visitor restrictions are varied across Irish …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Same storm, different boats 12 months 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 12 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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…’ 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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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