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'Is the virus coming to our house?': 5 weighty questions from my kids - and how I've answered them

From the coronavirus to mortality, my kids cover all the bases, writes Sheena McGinley.

Repeating yourself? 9 effective ways to say 'no' to your kids - without the word 'no'

Sheena McGinley shares some of the alternative phrases she’s employed in her own home.

How to keep costs down as your kids grow up - from creative packed lunches to DIY drama classes

Sheena McGinley shares some practical advice for handling the basics on a budget.

'There’s a different in-law here every week': 7 working parents share what they do for childcare

Sheena McGinley asks families around Ireland how they balance all those spinning plates.

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'Mum didn't deny the magic of Christmas, she was just so exhausted dealing with Dad'

Sheena McGinley on making Christmas magic – and making up for lost time.

5 ‘reassuring’ phrases I didn't want to hear after my miscarriage - and 5 that actually helped

Sheena McGinley offers some dos and don’ts.

10 milestones I worried about with baby #1 - and threw out the window for baby #2

One look at the official list of developmental landmarks would put any new parent on edge, writes Sheena McGinley.

7 things a mum with postnatal depression doesn’t want to hear - and 4 helpful things to say instead

Sheena McGinley recalls the sentences that made a dark time easier, and the ones that definitely didn’t.

The difference between hangovers pre and post-kids - starting with the 6am toddler wake-up call

The headache and dry mouth is bad enough without two restless kids to wrangle, writes Sheena McGinley.

26 parenting hacks to make travelling with young kids a whole lot easier

You might think holidays are for relaxing, but under 5s don’t agree, writes Sheena McGinley.

'Put him in the sling and start walking': 7 practical tips for surviving the dreaded colic, from real parents

Sheena McGinley scouts out some advice for dealing with a newborn who Just Won’t Stop Crying.

Bellybutton, ankles and pelvic floor: 10 body parts that take on new significance when you're pregnant

I was suddenly hyper-aware of the shape of my feet, writes Sheena McGinley.

How I threw a birthday party with 15 kids on a shoestring budget - from the invites to the goody bags

When Sheena McGinley realised how much the local play zone would cost, she took matters into her own thrifty hands.

'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.

'How does he get down the chimney?': Kids' trickiest questions about Santa, answered by experts

If you don’t know the answer, science probably does, writes Sheena McGinley.

7 truly awkward parenting moments you'll experience at every playdate

Step one, attempting to use the word “playdate” without smirking, writes Sheena McGinley.

Mind your manners: I'm teaching my kids to say 'please' and 'thank you' - but nobody says it back

The exchanging of pleasantries is an important social buffer, says Sheena McGinley.

I know breast is best, but here's why I stopped feeling ashamed about bottle feeding

Let’s support mums whatever their situation is, writes Sheena McGinley.

9 truths about childbirth I wish I'd known before going into the labour ward

Prepare for sweating, grunting and lots of bodily fluids, writes Sheena McGinley.

C-section guilt and not being "there": Why do mums feel such pressure to have a natural birth?

An emergency C-section kept my daughter safe, but it certainly wasn’t on my birthing plan, writes Sheena McGinley.

Naptime deadlines and ignoring the dishes: 9 realistic tips for working from home with kids

I’ve learnt to put my blinkers up and ignore the crumb-encrusted floor, writes Sheena McGinley.

When the baby blues don't go away: How I recognised the signs of post-natal depression

Sheena McGinley on the overwhelming experience of new parenthood – and the moment she realised that she needed help.

6 survival tactics I've employed for staying sane around my in-laws

If I can endure an 18-day holiday with my MIL, you can get through one Sunday lunch, writes Sheena McGinley.