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Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 27th 2018, 5:49 PM 2,753 Views 3 Comments

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
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

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

Mar 20th 2018, 4:28 PM 848 Views 0 Comments

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
# Lá Fhéile Pádraig
# Lá Fhéile Pádraig

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

Mar 13th 2018, 5:38 PM 3,608 Views 1 Comment

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
# Lessons From My Mum
# Lessons From My Mum

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

Mar 6th 2018, 5:47 PM 6,830 Views 2 Comments

#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
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

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

Feb 20th 2018, 5:38 PM 1,069 Views 1 Comment

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?
# Bed Invaders
# Bed Invaders

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

Feb 20th 2018, 5:36 PM 1,496 Views 1 Comment

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
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

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

Feb 13th 2018, 5:20 PM 943 Views 1 Comment

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
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

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

Feb 6th 2018, 5:25 PM 923 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 6th 2018, 5:24 PM 1,964 Views 0 Comments

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

Jan 30th 2018, 5:29 PM 1,182 Views 0 Comments

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

Jan 30th 2018, 5:14 PM 8,565 Views 5 Comments

‘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
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

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

Jan 23rd 2018, 5:41 PM 1,018 Views 0 Comments

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
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

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

Jan 16th 2018, 5:20 PM 778 Views 0 Comments

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
# Eat Up
# Eat Up

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

Jan 16th 2018, 5:02 PM 2,758 Views 0 Comments

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
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

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

Jan 9th 2018, 5:09 PM 1,993 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Soft Vs Strict
# Soft Vs Strict

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

Jan 9th 2018, 5:09 PM 5,976 Views 0 Comments

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
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

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

Jan 2nd 2018, 4:05 PM 1,276 Views 0 Comments

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

10 realistic New Year's resolutions for the modern parent
# Talkin' Bout A Resolution
# Talkin' Bout A Resolution

10 realistic New Year's resolutions for the modern parent

Jan 2nd 2018, 4:05 PM 3,771 Views 0 Comments

From enjoying pyjama days to putting down that phone.

Thursday 21 December, 2017

7 festive events to keep the whole family entertained this week
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

7 festive events to keep the whole family entertained this week

Dec 21st 2017, 5:00 PM 1,283 Views 1 Comment

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
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

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

Dec 18th 2017, 11:13 AM 1,048 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jingle Hell
# Jingle Hell

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

Dec 18th 2017, 11:13 AM 3,561 Views 1 Comment

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
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

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

Dec 12th 2017, 5:52 PM 855 Views 0 Comments

Plus plenty of chances to see The Snowman.

Wednesday 6 December, 2017

9 weird family Christmas traditions my kids have (almost) grown to love
# Strange But True
# Strange But True

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

Dec 6th 2017, 5:41 PM 5,936 Views 1 Comment

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
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

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

Dec 6th 2017, 5:41 PM 943 Views 0 Comments

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
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

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

Nov 29th 2017, 4:33 PM 1,046 Views 0 Comments

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
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 4:50 PM 689 Views 0 Comments

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
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

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

Nov 15th 2017, 5:35 PM 1,001 Views 0 Comments

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
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

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

Nov 8th 2017, 5:27 PM 1,133 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Snug As A Bug
# Snug As A Bug

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

Nov 8th 2017, 5:26 PM 1,875 Views 1 Comment

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)
# Three's A Crowd
# Three's A Crowd

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

Nov 1st 2017, 4:52 PM 9,559 Views 8 Comments

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
# Family Event Guide
# Family Event Guide

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

Nov 1st 2017, 4:52 PM 971 Views 0 Comments

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
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

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

Oct 25th 2017, 5:01 PM 610 Views 0 Comments

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
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

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

Oct 11th 2017, 5:24 PM 1,040 Views 0 Comments

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)
# Bugged Out
# Bugged Out

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

Oct 11th 2017, 5:24 PM 5,861 Views 2 Comments

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
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

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

Oct 4th 2017, 1:02 PM 521 Views 0 Comments

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
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

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

Sep 27th 2017, 4:53 PM 1,699 Views 0 Comments

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
# Little White Lies
# Little White Lies

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

Sep 27th 2017, 4:53 PM 7,653 Views 7 Comments

Well, MOSTLY devastatingly effective.

Wednesday 20 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 20th 2017, 5:25 PM 2,313 Views 0 Comments

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
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

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

Sep 13th 2017, 3:43 PM 905 Views 0 Comments

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
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

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

Sep 6th 2017, 5:55 PM 1,527 Views 0 Comments

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