Breastfeeding | Pregnancy | Products | Stuff

My Breastfeeding Cheat Sheet

This is my second time preparing for breastfeeding a newborn. The antenatal classes in the hospital barely touch the basics of what you need to know, but it’s easy to get lost online in a sea of information on the topic. Then the health professionals you encounter will vary greatly in their personal opinions on […]

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Products | Recipes

Homemade Granola

Yoghurt and granola is my favourite go-to afternoon snack.  It keeps both myself and the toddler going until dinnertime.  However store-bought granola is incredibly expensive, and not very healthy.  This recipe for homemade granola is cobbled together based on the ingredients listed on the brands of granola that I liked.  It’s got no sugar or […]

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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 | Products

Review: Lenny Lamb Ergonomic Toddler Sling

I was given a Lenny Lamb Ergonomic Carrier on loan for two weeks in order to test it for the purpose of writing a review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions below are my own.   If you’ve found the right kind of sling for you, then you’ll know just how useful they are. If you’ve ever struggled with a […]

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Products | Review

The cult of the steam mop

For months now I’ve been hearing people raving about steam mops. They’re apparently the latest ‘must-have’ household gadget. I was somewhat dubious about what sounded like it was just a very expensive mop. After all, I have a cheap mop sitting in the corner of the kitchen growing cobwebs. I wasn’t really too sure how […]

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Products | Review

Little Helper Funpod: The Pod of Fun

We’ve had a couple of rough weeks here. There was much molar misery to deal with, followed by a nasty cold for the Rascal. Sleep has been in limited supply for a while now, and we’re all feeling the effects. The weather has been cold, miserable and mostly stormy all day, every day. You just […]

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Baby | General | Products | Review

Superhands Baby Sign!

At a family dinner over Christmas, the Rascal tapped my arm to get my attention. When I turned to him he asked me for more food. This was soon followed by a request for a sip of water. Later as he got tired and overwhelmed by everything, he asked to go somewhere quiet and have […]

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Waterbabies: Chase that fishie!

The ability to swim is a very important life skill, yet for various reasons quite a lot of people reach adulthood without ever having been taught to at least float in water.  Having  observed friends in this situation, it’s been clear that it’s a lot more difficult to learn at a later age when you’ve […]

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