Blogs 2019-12-06T12:09:53+01:00

The Stabilizers

The story of the stabilizers. My little man had just turned 5 when Santa gave him a new big bike – without stabilisers on it! He had loved his little green bike (with stabilizers) but it was now way too small for him. He loved his new big shiny red bike ….but where were the stabilizers?? Oh it’s no problem – we will help you learn to ride your new bike just like all the other kids on the street. NO! Why don’t you try? No! It will be fun! No! And so my little man took to his scooter. [...]

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Gift your kids activities this Christmas!

Have you ever considered gifting your kids activities for Christmas? It’s that time of the year where Grandparents and relatives are starting to ask “What gifts can we get the kids for Christmas?” and the emails are pinging in with the pressure of “Black Friday Deals before Black Friday”!! To be honest I’ve started to dread this. I look around the playroom sorry dump room and sigh….for a couple of reasons. With the best intentions in the world, we have a vast amount of brightly coloured plastic things (that were at one time much desired gifts).  Realistically they were over [...]

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As a Mum muddling her way through this parenting lark, more and more I find myself asking the children to be kinder. Mainly kinder to each other to be honest, but also to their friends and neighbours. We live in a fairly rural community in Cork. Every day on the school run we pass a tiny cottage by the side of a busy road. I couldn’t work out if anyone lived there until in the Summer I saw washing hanging on the line outside. Then one Saturday I saw an old lady waiting for the bus outside her gate – [...]

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