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# family-magazine - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

'Are we finished having kids?': How to answer the age-old question of whether to try for another

Mum-of-two Chrissie Russell on the end of babies in her house – and what the experts have to say.

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my five-year-old sleep in our bed?

This week, one reader doesn’t know how to respond to his son sleeping’s habits.

Toys that under-threes won't get tired of - as recommended by real mums and dads

‘She has loved it from day one.’ Our Parents Panel share their best ever purchases.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by telling our four-year-old she's not allowed to eat meat?

This week, a vegetarian reader is feeling conflicted by her daughter’s requests to try meat.

WIN: Afternoon tea at Powerscourt Hotel with treats inspired by Carter Beauty Win

WIN: Afternoon tea at Powerscourt Hotel with treats inspired by Carter Beauty

Indulge in some desserts that look as beautiful as they taste.

5 brilliant days out around Dublin for 5 to 10 year-olds, according to real parents

We asked you to share your favourite kid-friendly spots close to the capital.

Parents Panel: Mums and dads share the advice they'd give themselves on day one

What would you tell yourself now, looking back?

How to stop shouting: 7 ways to keep your patience when the kids really test your limits

I was never the shouting type, and then I became the parent of two toddlers, writes Emily Westbrooks.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

WIN: Family passes to see the giggle-filled new kids' show Woolly's Quest Win

WIN: Family passes to see the giggle-filled new kids' show Woolly's Quest

The latest production from Branar is perfect for audiences aged four and up.

Am I being a bad parent... by giving in to my toddler's tantrums too quickly?

This week, one reader is struggling to tame her three-year-old daughter’s meltdowns.

Parents Panel: What one thing helps when you feel overwhelmed as a parent?

From venting in the WhatsApp group to taking ten while the kids watch TV.

My body will change, but I'm proud: How I'm navigating pregnancy and an old eating disorder

I can let the worries about my body take over, or I can enjoy this adventure, writes Niamh Mongey.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by not wanting to punish our son for throwing a house party?

This week, one reader would rather not ground her teenage son, but her partner feels differently.

8 imaginative rainy day activities for under 5s, according to real mums and dads

Parents around Ireland shared their go-to ways to keep the kids busy.

Parents Panel: Do you have rules about drinking around your kids?

A couple of glasses of wine, or nothing at all? Our panel weigh in.

11 pieces of newborn kit that are worth the money - from an ear thermometer to a good changing table

Chrissie Russell shares the items that got her through those early days.

# family-magazine - Monday 18 February, 2019

WIN: Blast your fitness goals with a brand new Fitbit Charge 3

We’ve teamed up with Irish Life Health to help you stay on track.

6 events for mums on maternity leave right now - from baby massages to Bach for kids

Not keen on the local ‘community mums’ group? Here are a few creative alternatives…

Am I being a bad parent... by doing my son's homework for him?

One dad is wondering if he’s teaching his son bad habits.

Parents Panel: Readers share the parenting rules they always end up breaking

A little TV-time-while-eating never did anyone any harm…

'I used to spend whole days waiting for their bedtime': The surprising results of giving up wine o'clock

Kate Gunn on how she became an accidental teetotaller – and what it changed for her.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

WIN: A pair of stylish screen-friendly glasses from Henshaw Eyewear worth €69

If you’re a rugby fan, you may recognise the name of the brand’s founder…

6 creative and colourful days out to get your little ones interested in art

From a sculpture playground in Cork to jewellery making in Kilkenny.

Am I being a bad parent... by wishing my teen daughter would open up to me about sex?

This week, one parent is wondering how to navigate ‘the chat’ with a sexually active teen.

Parents Panel: What's one life skill every kid should have?

Budgeting, cooking and how to share your toys – our panel weigh in.

7 'joys' of pregnancy that most definitely weren't joyful for me

Sure, eating for two was enjoyable… when I wasn’t battling all-consuming heartburn.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

WIN: A luxury family getaway to the five-star Castlemartyr Resort in Cork

The breathtaking country estate has its own lake and golf course.

6 musical events for little ones around Ireland this month - from electric cellos to baby-friendly Bach

These activities are sure to hit a high note with your crew.

Parents Panel: Readers share their tips for helping young kids cope with worries

“I make sure my four year old knows I take his worries seriously. Even the silly ones.”

Am I being a bad parent... by cutting my kids off from their grandmother?

This week, a reader is concerned about putting her kids in the middle of some ongoing family conflict.

'No detectable heartbeat': Miscarriage is devastating - here's the advice I wish I was given after mine

The mumbled “sorry for your loss” from hospital staff just wasn’t enough, writes Sheena McGinley.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

6 family-friendly events not to be missed at the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

'Have I damaged them for life?': 9 irrational worries every stay-at-home parent can identify with

‘Should I be making all my meals from scratch while also penning a bestselling novel?’

Parents Panel: Readers share their best tips for surviving morning sickness

‘It was like constant car sickness.’ Here’s how our panel got through the nausea.

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my broody husband I don't want more kids?

This week, a reader is conflicted over telling her husband that she doesn’t want another baby.

# family-magazine - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

WIN: A relaxing two-night stay with dinner at Radisson Blu Hotel Limerick

Relax at the pool or explore the hotel’s 20 acres of lush grounds.

January cabin fever? 7 ways to entertain the kids inside as winter rolls on

It’s *still* getting dark at 5pm, so here’s how to get through it with little ones in tow.

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