To ensure happy endings…keep your family safe online

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Last year I ticked off a parental milestone when I had “the chat” with my daughter. We covered periods, sex, contraception, love and respect. A lot for a ten-year old […]

Face-diving into flans and other party games – creating birthday fun and havoc

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Since having my kids we’ve clocked up 18 birthday parties between the pair. Only a handful of those involved professional entertainers and hall hire. Amber’s sixth party is note-worthy.We shared […]

Names…branding for life

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Naming is a serious business. As soon as I knew I was expecting I started my search. Really the process started long before that. In the rain forests of Guatemala. […]

Generous to a fault

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My boy has always been generous with his friends. Their wish his command. So a child expresses an interest in his toy and he’ll hand it over and not just […]

Time travelling

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To visit my childhood home I travel across the Irish sea and the breadth of the country and I’m prepared for that. It’s a journey that throws up familiar sights […]

I didn’t have to look far for today’s shot of Magic

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  On a cold wet day. Heading to the library when I decided to drop in to a local pub for a hot drink recalling that J.K.Rowling wrote her books […]