Montreal Life | Toddlers

Through Toddler Eyes

The calendar declared that spring had arrived weeks ago, yet the snow kept falling every few days. Temperatures hovered well below freezing, dancing temptingly close to breaching zero every so often, before scurrying back down to miserably cold. Happiness that the snow no longer stuck so firmly to the ground was tempered by the realisation […]

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Boyhood | Stuff | Toddlers

Changes

“Mammy, my tooth is moving!” announces the five-year-old one evening. “Oh,” I say to this latest proclamation. Knowing that it may or may not actually be true upon further investigation. “Did you bang your mouth or anything recently?” “Um… yes,” he says. I start to be a little concerned. “You banged your mouth and your […]

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Toddlers

Life with a toddler – the things my toddler says

We’ve all been there. The times when your toddler is wonderfully hilarious. The times when they say something horrifically inappropriate. The times when they leave you speechless. We all have our own list of ‘the things my toddler says’… Things he says that make me wonder why I chose to have a child…   Mammeeeeeeeee!!!! […]

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General | Products | Toddlers

Superhands Baby Sign Language – One year on

The news that Superhands is sponsoring the Best Special Interest Blog in the Irish Parenting Blog Awards 2015 reminded me that I never got around to updating on our experience with baby sign language.     The Rascal was approaching one year old when we did the first Superhands course.  He was just getting into […]

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Portugal | Toddlers

Lisbon with a toddler

We ramble through a maze of roads and lanes that twist and turn in every direction (including up and down), passing between the colourful buildings. We gaze through windows at vast arrays of dense calorific pastries dusted in snowy powder, and try to resist being lured in again.  The streets are lively, but no one’s in […]

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Life with a toddler – How’s your day going?

I’ve had great intentions for this week.  Eating better, exercising more, not being driven completely demented by a whingey little toddler.  It all sounds great in theory, but it’s not working out too well so far.  My parents/babysitters took off to the country overnight putting paid to plans of going to my weekly yoga class […]

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Peel me a grape – Life with a 22 month old

We’re driving along the road on an average day, windows down, enjoying a nice breeze.  I catch the Rascal’s eye in the mirror and he grins.  ” Mammy in the front. The Rascal in the back. Mammy driving.”, he tells me.  For a couple of minutes it’s like we’re the perfect family in an advert, peacefully […]

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A visit from the winter vomiting bug

’Tis the season of spookiness – things that give you a fright, that go bump in the night.  This year, we were paid a visit by one of the most fearsome things of all… the winter vomiting bug.  Warning – This Halloween tale is not for those of a nervous disposition. It’s been a bit quiet […]

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Maldives | Toddlers

Long haul torture with a toddler

We’re walking through a gargantuan terminal in Dubai airport. Searching wearily for somewhere with decent food to keep us going into what will be the early hours of the morning for us. We’re at that point in a lengthy journey where sugary treats no longer appeal to us at all.  Our bodies are craving good old-fashioned carbs.  We’ve […]

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