Halloween fun

Well, now that Halloween is over and decorations are down, my five-year-old son wants to know can we put up Christmas decorations!  Although I have explained its too early for that, he says they are up in other places so why not at home?  You […]

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The Twins

Starting school….

After three weeks, they have settled into “big” school.  A few tears on day one from Connie while Sonny stomped in like Sergeant Major.  I knew he would love it and mix in without a hitch but my daughter was the opposite. Every morning I […]

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Farewell Summer, Hello new beginnings..

With the Summer quickly fading, I notice the dark nights creeping back in and I’m looking forward to getting back into some kind of routine in September.  I have realised over our Indian Summer how much I miss this type of weather.  After living away […]

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Yvonne Reddin

Mother knows best

I have been kept busy with Summer activities for the kids, in other words keeping the kids happy.  Summer camps can be expensive, especially when you have more than one child.  But, as Ireland has had a Summer this year, a very good one, its […]

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Sweet 16…..

So, what exactly is sweet about being 16?  I have a son who has just turned this difficult, transforming age.  I don’t think he has spoke a full sentence in about three years.  I have got used to the grunts and the glares and have […]

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Funday Sunday

White Rock beach is situated between Killiney and Dalkey.  A lovely walk from either direction will bring you to this lovely cove type beach.  Popular with locals as its quieter than busy Sandycove beach in Dun laoghaire.  Be prepared for a descent down to the […]

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Here comes the sun……we hope

Most weekends I have two four year olds asking me on the Friday night “what are we doing tomorrow” and the next day and so on.  Planning my weekends is inevitable for all of us.  Summer bank holidays in Ireland need a lot of planning […]

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Sharing is caring

For me, becoming a mother has been the toughest challenge.  And that is up there with completing a level eight college degree, learning to drive at 45, moving overseas and back, living with a parent who has Alzheimers and parenting alone. I have always felt […]

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“Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine” book review

If the book “Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine” was written by an Irish author, it would be called “Eleanor Oliphant is grand”.  This is what Irish people say for everything even if you have suitcases under your eyes, have forgotten to take your pyjamas off […]

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Dream on

“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” -Leo J. Burke To say sleep deprivation is torture would be an understatement.  I am just going to write about my experience of sleep deprivation from one of my twins.  I would say the […]

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Wham Bam, It’s tough being a mam

A typical day for me the last four years, consists of daily trips to parks, making snacks, cooking dinners, changing nappies then toilet training, hopefully getting six hours unbroken sleep a night and maybe having a shower at some stage of the day.  And what […]

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