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Tuesday 27 March, 2018

The 'grand stretch' is great - but how on earth do I get my kids to sleep?

All those sunny evenings make it even harder for my sons to drift off, writes Ciara McDonnell.

Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Have a mini Picasso at home? 6 kid-friendly art events happening this weekend

If your little one loves painting, sketching or doodling, check one of these activities out.

Tuesday 13 March, 2018

7 kid-friendly events for St Patrick's Day - from ball runs to giant céilís

He’s our patron saint and beloved snake wrangler, so here’s how to celebrate St Patrick in style.

Tuesday 6 March, 2018

8 unconventional parenting lessons I've learned from my own mum

#2: No child has ever died from a cereal-only diet.

Tuesday 20 February, 2018

6 events to keep the kids happy this weekend - from art classes to fairy queens

Here’s our handpicked selection of the best family-friendly events around the country.

Late-night accidents: My child still wets the bed - should I be worried?

Ciara McDonnell takes a look at the smartest ways to deal with a common childhood issue.

Tuesday 13 February, 2018

6 great ideas to get the kids out of the house this weekend - from trolls to Teletubbies

With a few underwater stories along the way.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

7 family events to head along to this weekend - from micro pigs to musical picnics

Here’s our handpicked selection of the weekend’s best kid-friendly events.

Playing referee: Why sibling rivalry strikes - and how to handle it

The reality of being a parent is that sometimes you’re stuck in the middle, writes Ciara McDonnell.

Tuesday 30 January, 2018

6 events to bring the kids to this weekend - from art workshops to stadium tours

6 events to bring the kids to this weekend - from art workshops to stadium tours

Get crafty, be a cinema VIP, or take a unique Thomond Park tour.

8 irrational thoughts every parent has when the kids are sick

8 irrational thoughts every parent has when the kids are sick

‘Maybe if I just boil wash all the sheets we’ll all be better in the morning.’

Tuesday 23 January, 2018

7 great things to do with the kids this weekend - from pantos to a petting zoo

Inspiring ideas to get everyone out of the house.

Tuesday 16 January, 2018

6 weekend events to head to with the kids - from Paddington Bear to worry workshops

Here’s what’s happening around the country this Saturday and Sunday.

How to give kids healthy eating habits - and why 'bad food' shouldn't exist

It’s up to parents to separate fact from fiction, says Ciara McDonnell.

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

7 family events to enjoy this weekend - from indoor rollercoasters to kid-friendly art

Round up the whole family and prepare to escape (or embrace) the winter chills.

I hate seeing my kids upset - but is my 'soft parenting' doing more harm than good?

Striking the balance between firm and fun is proving a challenge, writes Ciara McDonnell.

Tuesday 2 January, 2018

6 great family events to lift the January blues this week - from Bosco to panto

Get the kids out of the house with these inspiring ideas.

10 realistic New Year's resolutions for the modern parent

From enjoying pyjama days to putting down that phone.

Thursday 21 December, 2017

7 festive events to keep the whole family entertained this week

Getting cabin fever? Try one of these family-friendly outings for size.

Monday 18 December, 2017

6 family-friendly weekend events to help kick off your Santa countdown

From ice skating to treasure hunts, there’s plenty here to get everyone in the festive mood.

How to survive Christmas cabin fever - from a mum who's done it all before

Each year Christmas leaves me a haggard, screechy shadow of my former self, writes Ciara McDonnell.

Tuesday 12 December, 2017

7 kid-friendly events to check out this weekend - from Bosco to baby raves

Plus plenty of chances to see The Snowman.

Wednesday 6 December, 2017

9 weird family Christmas traditions my kids have (almost) grown to love

Glittery porridge for the reindeers, Santa’s annual report – and The Christmas Jumper Rule.

7 festive family events to check out this weekend - from Snow White to story-telling

Here’s our handpicked selection of the best kid-friendly happenings over the coming days.

Wednesday 29 November, 2017

7 winter events to bring the kids to this weekend - from carol concerts to Elf

Cosy up at one of these family-friendly events this Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday 22 November, 2017

8 family events to bring the kids to this weekend - from video gaming to Rapunzel

Here’s our handpicked selection of the best events around the country.

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

7 things to take the kids to this weekend - from mad science to Christmas lights

Here’s our pick of the weekend’s best family events around Ireland.

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

7 events to check out with the kids this weekend - from fairytales to interactive orchestras

Here’s our pick of the weekend’s best family events around Ireland.

Winter bugs and germs are inevitable - so is it time I just stopped worrying?

Sending kids to playschool is like dipping them in a giant Petri dish, writes Ciara McDonnell.

Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Why I'm stopping at two kids (even though my ovaries are crying out for more)

I’m done with baby-making, but the message hasn’t reached my hormones yet, writes Ciara McDonnell.

7 family events to check out this weekend - from Chinese lanterns to outer space

Here’s our pick of the weekend’s kid-friendly happenings around Ireland.

Wednesday 25 October, 2017

7 spooooky Halloween events for kids this weekend - from pumpkins to pop-up choirs

Here’s the best of this weekend’s gory and ghoulish goings-on.

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

8 events to bring the kids to this weekend, from art workshops to haunted houses

Our pick of Ireland’s best family-friendly events this Saturday and Sunday.

Why I'm terrified of the dreaded nits (and what you should actually do about them)

Ciara McDonnell on her family’s close encounters with the Nit Comb.

Wednesday 4 October, 2017

7 events to bring the kids to this weekend - from Poggle to outer space

Planning a fun-filled weekend? Here’s our pick of the best events around the country.

Wednesday 27 September, 2017

8 family events to head to this weekend - from Lego building to hot air balloons

Planning a fun-filled weekend? Here’s our pick of the best events around the country.

10 devastatingly effective white lies I've used on my kids

Well, MOSTLY devastatingly effective.

Wednesday 20 September, 2017

8 family-friendly Culture Night events that the kids will love

Culture Night 2017 kicks off around the country this Friday. Here’s our pick of the events for kids.

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

7 family events to check out this weekend - from rainbows to the All Ireland

Wondering how to keep the kids busy over the weekend? Here’s our pick of the best events countrywide.

Wednesday 6 September, 2017

8 family events to head to this weekend - from Paw Patrol to Lego workshops

Planning a fun-filled weekend with the kids? Here’s our pick of the best events around the country.