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# parenting - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections
# Growing Pains
# Growing Pains

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections

Aug 27th 2014, 9:25 AM 4,492 Views 11 Comments

“It’s just not good enough,” says Early Childhood Ireland.

# parenting - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Dad secretly films his daughter taking selfies, embarrasses her in front of the whole internet
# Selfie Loathing
From The Daily Edge
# Selfie Loathing

Dad secretly films his daughter taking selfies, embarrasses her in front of the whole internet

Aug 26th 2014, 8:31 PM 6,735 Views 5 Comments

DAAA-AAAD!

# parenting - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

11 solid reasons why parents should never be messed with
# Way Harsh
From The Daily Edge
# Way Harsh

11 solid reasons why parents should never be messed with

Aug 19th 2014, 9:30 PM 47,391 Views 28 Comments

These are ALMOST worse than the wooden spoon. Almost.

# parenting - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Creative mum turns kid's wall scribble into a work of art
# Art Attack
From The Daily Edge
# Art Attack

Creative mum turns kid's wall scribble into a work of art

Aug 16th 2014, 4:06 PM 4,539 Views 1 Comment

There’s making the best of a bad situation, and then there’s this.

# parenting - Friday 15 August, 2014

Multitasking mum gives birth while registering her son at school
# Quick Stop
From The Daily Edge
# Quick Stop

Multitasking mum gives birth while registering her son at school

Aug 15th 2014, 6:00 PM 28,919 Views 23 Comments

Enter with one kid, leave with two.

# parenting - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Stay at Home Dads: I was put through things a mother would never face to get custody
# Stay At Home Dad
# Stay At Home Dad

Stay at Home Dads: I was put through things a mother would never face to get custody

Aug 9th 2014, 7:00 PM 530 Views 84 Comments

I went through a long stressful time in the Family Law Courts trying in vain to get custody of of my children – but it was worth it.

Stay at Home Dads: 'For now, this is my career. My daughter is my priority.'
# Fathers
# Fathers

Stay at Home Dads: 'For now, this is my career. My daughter is my priority.'

Aug 9th 2014, 12:00 PM 423 Views 87 Comments

As for the future, I will go back to work, in my own time. I feel the pressure of not having a “career” right now.

# parenting - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Motherhood and Work: 'Why do more women than men stay at home with children?'
# BALANCING ACT
# BALANCING ACT

Motherhood and Work: 'Why do more women than men stay at home with children?'

Aug 7th 2014, 8:00 PM 5,149 Views 87 Comments

Overall, more women than men stay at home to raise children (at least for a short while). But why?

Motherhood and Work: Practical tips for returning to the office after maternity leave
# BALANCING ACT
# BALANCING ACT

Motherhood and Work: Practical tips for returning to the office after maternity leave

Aug 7th 2014, 8:00 PM 1,308 Views 11 Comments

For some the end of maternity leave is a sad time, for others it’s something to look forward to – either way there are some practical steps to manage that transition.

# parenting - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Mum displays infinite patience trying to get her twin boys to sleep
# Bedtime
From The Daily Edge
# Bedtime

Mum displays infinite patience trying to get her twin boys to sleep

Aug 3rd 2014, 5:16 PM 5,708 Views 1 Comment

Is this what happens when you become a parent?

# parenting - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Opinion: Why do people continue to do 'the hardest job in the world'?
# True Love
# True Love

Opinion: Why do people continue to do 'the hardest job in the world'?

Jul 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 15 Views 59 Comments

Parenting can be very tough – and thankfully more people are being honest about that – but let’s not forget about the good stuff.

# parenting - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Opinion: I admit it, I'm an Apple Parent... are you?
# Parenting
# Parenting

Opinion: I admit it, I'm an Apple Parent... are you?

Jul 26th 2014, 12:00 PM 27 Views 75 Comments

When the need arises to soothe, calm, occupy, or otherwise try to obtain some peace from the kids we break out the tablets.

# parenting - Monday 21 July, 2014

Opinion: Struggling to entertain the kids over the summer holidays?
# Children
# Children

Opinion: Struggling to entertain the kids over the summer holidays?

Jul 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 553 Views 31 Comments

One of the things I love about the summer holidays is the fact that there are no rules – we are at nobody else’s beck and call.

# parenting - Friday 18 July, 2014

Opinion: Why I hate the part of me that needs to return to work
# 9 To 5
# 9 To 5

Opinion: Why I hate the part of me that needs to return to work

Jul 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 46 Views 60 Comments

I realised that part of me needs to go back to work, for my sanity as much as my bank balance.

# parenting - Monday 14 July, 2014

Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education
# Childhood Education
# Childhood Education

Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education

Jul 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 125 Views 25 Comments

Crèche fees in Ireland are among the highest in Europe – but that is no guarantee children are being well cared for.

# parenting - Saturday 12 July, 2014

How much does it cost to send your kid to school?
# Charity
# Charity

How much does it cost to send your kid to school?

Jul 12th 2014, 11:15 AM 15,468 Views 71 Comments

Barnardos wants to know about the price of socks, PE clothes and tablets.

# parenting - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Opinion: Post Natal Depression – should it discourage you from ‘going again’?
# Pregnancy And Depression
# Pregnancy And Depression

Opinion: Post Natal Depression – should it discourage you from ‘going again’?

Jul 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,177 Views 31 Comments

Literally tens of thousands of women out there must find themselves in a similar predicament to my own. Yet I have never seen or heard it openly discussed. Ever.

# parenting - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Beauty, food and parenting: the top themes of Irish blogs
# Sharing Is Caring
# Sharing Is Caring

Beauty, food and parenting: the top themes of Irish blogs

Jun 24th 2014, 1:36 PM 5,202 Views 1 Comment

A new survey of Irish bloggers has found that a quarter earn money from their blog, while all say they write from personal experience.

Have you ever kept a pregnancy hidden? You're not alone
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Have you ever kept a pregnancy hidden? You're not alone

Jun 24th 2014, 11:11 AM 15,018 Views 17 Comments

And TCD’s School of Nursing and Midwifery wants to hear from women who have.

# parenting - Monday 23 June, 2014

What's the most embarrassing thing your child has done in a supermarket?
# Aisle Five
From The Daily Edge
# Aisle Five

What's the most embarrassing thing your child has done in a supermarket?

Jun 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 31,350 Views 60 Comments

Never darken the doors of Tesco again.

# parenting - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Opinion: An apology on Father’s Day (or oops! I did it again!)
# Family
# Family

Opinion: An apology on Father’s Day (or oops! I did it again!)

Jun 15th 2014, 12:00 PM 31 Views 24 Comments

Mums, let us take a vow to truly appreciate every father’s parenting style.

# parenting - Friday 13 June, 2014

WATCH: Here's what Irish dads mean to their children
# Sponsored
# Sponsored

WATCH: Here's what Irish dads mean to their children

Jun 13th 2014, 3:43 PM 35,694 Views 39 Comments

What makes a good father – and how will you let him know tomorrow?

# parenting - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Opinion: I'm not genetically linked to my son or daughter but, honestly, it just doesn't matter
# Having Children
# Having Children

Opinion: I'm not genetically linked to my son or daughter but, honestly, it just doesn't matter

Jun 12th 2014, 7:30 PM 93 Views 17 Comments

Dealing with my own infertility and the emotional journey that is IVF was full of anguish, but now we have our beautiful twins – and I love them so much it’s overwhelming.

# parenting - Friday 30 May, 2014

Jack and Emily remain top dogs but celebrity babies make their mark
# Baby Names
# Baby Names

Jack and Emily remain top dogs but celebrity babies make their mark

May 30th 2014, 5:39 PM 36,731 Views 59 Comments

Dia dhuit is mise…

# parenting - Sunday 18 May, 2014

7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life
# Growing Pains
From The Daily Edge
# Growing Pains

7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life

May 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 49,909 Views 25 Comments

It’s NOT FAIR. I didn’t ASK to be born.

# parenting - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

15 amazingly innovative parenting tips you never knew you needed
# Well Played
From The Daily Edge
# Well Played

15 amazingly innovative parenting tips you never knew you needed

Apr 30th 2014, 1:04 PM 42,253 Views 12 Comments

Internet 1, Supernanny 0.

# parenting - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Column: Is there really a glass ceiling for women in the workplace – or is it just for mothers?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is there really a glass ceiling for women in the workplace – or is it just for mothers?

Apr 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 502 Views 51 Comments

The ‘glass ceiling’ is less to do with being a woman and more to do with having to care for small children.

# parenting - Monday 7 April, 2014

Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children?

Apr 7th 2014, 8:59 AM 19,120 Views 118 Comments

Experts say we’re wrapping our kids up in cotton wool and that’s bad for them. What do you think?

# parenting - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Tired dad captures every parent's agony in weekend video diary
# What's A Lie-in?
From The Daily Edge
# What's A Lie-in?

Tired dad captures every parent's agony in weekend video diary

Apr 6th 2014, 10:15 AM 4,485 Views 4 Comments

He feels your pain.

# parenting - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Column: OK, I confess – I was a terrible mother
# Mothers' Day
# Mothers' Day

Column: OK, I confess – I was a terrible mother

Mar 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 38 Views 37 Comments

No more shall the mysteries of motherhood remain secret! Orla Breeze shares some words of wisdom for Mother’s Day.

13 things that Irish mammies know are complete notions
# Notions
From The Daily Edge
# Notions

13 things that Irish mammies know are complete notions

Mar 30th 2014, 9:30 AM 52,938 Views 35 Comments

YOU THERE! Do you have notions above your station?

# parenting - Thursday 27 March, 2014

7 moments when the Irish Mammy is worth her salt
# Sponsored By Centra
From The Daily Edge
# Sponsored By Centra

7 moments when the Irish Mammy is worth her salt

Mar 27th 2014, 7:38 PM 49,376 Views 43 Comments

What would you do without her?

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'
# Guilt Trip
# Guilt Trip

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'

Mar 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 221 Views 56 Comments

Guilt may not be the defining emotion of motherhood but it is certainly one of the most consistent, writes Emily Hourican.

# parenting - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Column: Outnumbered ... how many kids is too many?
# Bring It On Baby
# Bring It On Baby

Column: Outnumbered ... how many kids is too many?

Mar 23rd 2014, 7:30 PM 339 Views 99 Comments

Claire Micks writes: your love for each little mini me will no doubt stretch to whatever number your reproductive organs are generous enough to produce. But will your sanity? Or your relationship? Or your bank balance?

# parenting - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: The 'Mammy Wars' – do we judge each others' choices?
# Mammy Wars
# Mammy Wars

Column: The 'Mammy Wars' – do we judge each others' choices?

Mar 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 51 Views 30 Comments

Andrea Mara writes: there are no universal truths about the different circumstances mothers find themselves in … and aren’t we all too busy, anyway, to have time to judge one another?

# parenting - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Column: Bye, Bye Babycinno – why I'm ditching my child's favourite treat
# Spilled Milk
# Spilled Milk

Column: Bye, Bye Babycinno – why I'm ditching my child's favourite treat

Mar 6th 2014, 8:00 AM 904 Views 124 Comments

Have you heard of babyccinos, the frothy, non-caffeine milk drink marketed at children? I wish I never had, writes Claire Micks.

# parenting - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Column: Playground etiquette and other mysteries
# Child's Play
# Child's Play

Column: Playground etiquette and other mysteries

Mar 1st 2014, 12:00 PM 124 Views 15 Comments

I admit it – I don’t like playgrounds with all their dangers and unwritten rules. And I’m not the only one, writes Andrea Mara.

# parenting - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Column: Parenting and the Seven Deadly Sins
# 7 Deadly Sins
# 7 Deadly Sins

Column: Parenting and the Seven Deadly Sins

Feb 23rd 2014, 7:30 PM 73 Views 28 Comments

If your idea of having children is lovingly gazing at your partner while your baby coos in your arms, then you’re in for a little shock, writes Elizabeth MacDonnell.

# parenting - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Column: Would you correct another person’s child?
# Child's Play
# Child's Play

Column: Would you correct another person’s child?

Feb 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 872 Views 48 Comments

Is it ever ok to discipline someone else’s child? Martina Newe looks at when you should intervene – and when you absolutely shouldn’t.

# parenting - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Column: Motherhood, feminism and the big decision
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Motherhood, feminism and the big decision

Feb 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 80 Views 66 Comments

Should I stay at home with my baby or go back to work? There’s no ‘right’ answer, writes Ann Marie O’Sullivan.