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Easter Holiday Adventures – Things to Do With Kids Near Dublin Ireland – Newbridge House and Farm

Doodles has no preschool for the next 2 weeks as it is the Easter holidays so we are planning all sorts of adventures and activities which we will be recording on the blog.  These will include lots of fun things to do in the North Eastern Part of Ireland – just north of Dublin.  We decided to kick start our

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10 things that helped me adjust from being a career driven Working Mum to a happy and content Stay at Home Mum

Being a parent is hard, whether you’re a working parent, stay at home parent, work at home parent, etc., it is hard work! It is not a competition as to who has it easier, harder, etc., etc., etc.  I get so tired hearing these arguments over and over again from friends, in the media, on blogs and social networks.  Being

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(Books for Children) Our Top 5 “Story” Board Books for Toddlers

Board books are such an amazing way to introduce little ones to books.  We have lots of them, I keep them in little baskets in each room for easy access as well as displaying some on our kitchen book rack and the book rack made from an old cot side in O’s room. Board books are so much easier for

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(Books for Children) Doodles’ Book of the Week – “The Great Recycling Adventure” by Jan McHarry, Illustrated by Edmond Davis & Piers Sandford

I mentioned yesterday that Doodles (4 ½) loves fact based books.  I f it a detailed filled book about how something works or experiments to try or picture books of the solar system then that’s what you’ll find him reading.  So, his book of choice this week is a lift and flap book called “The Great Recycling Adventure”, written by

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(Books for Children) Oodles’ Book of the Week -“I Want My Mum!” by Tony Ross

Both of my children are mad about books.  We have literally hundreds of books in our home.  I have been collecting children’s books for years and years, long before we ever considered starting a family. My little boy Doodles will read absolutely anything but in particular loves fact based books.  We’ll be taking a look at his book of the

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(Kids) Gloriously green play dough fun- St Patrick’s Day Festivities

St Patrick’s Day is Monday, 17th March. It’s our national day here in Ireland. It’s a weekend of fun and frolics and a celebration of all things Irish. It also means a day off school and work! In preparation for the weekend ahead we’ve been having a little fun with some St Patrick’s Day themed activities. Today’s fun included exploring

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