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From TheJournal.ie 7 things a mum with postnatal depression doesn’t want to hear - and 4 helpful things to say instead Talking It Out

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.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by pushing my four-year-old to face her fear of the water? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by pushing my four-year-old to face her fear of the water?

A divisive reader dilemma for our four experts this week.

From TheJournal.ie 10 unexpectedly useful items to pack in your hospital bag, according to new parents Newborn And Baby

10 unexpectedly useful items to pack in your hospital bag, according to new parents

Aside from the ‘loose fitting nightdress’, here’s what else to bring.

From TheJournal.ie What You Don't See Here: Mum Rosa shares the reality behind this sunny family photo - sore feet and all WYDSH

What You Don't See Here: Mum Rosa shares the reality behind this sunny family photo - sore feet and all

Dublin mother-of-two Rosa Parozci takes us beyond the filter with this Instagram snap.

From TheJournal.ie 8 unmissable offers and deals to shop now - from 3-for-2 on baby food to a €39.99 bouncer This Week's Best Offers

8 unmissable offers and deals to shop now - from 3-for-2 on baby food to a €39.99 bouncer

Shop smart for your little one with these budget-friendly deals.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I didn’t know hair could grow there!’ 7 unexpected pregnancy side effects, as told by mums-to-be Parents Panel

‘I didn’t know hair could grow there!’ 7 unexpected pregnancy side effects, as told by mums-to-be

We asked expectant mums to share the symptoms they definitely didn’t predict.

From TheJournal.ie The difference between hangovers pre and post-kids - starting with the 6am toddler wake-up call About Last Night

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.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by always giving into my picky-eating toddler? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by always giving into my picky-eating toddler?

Three Irish parenting experts weigh in on the best way to navigate dinnertime battles.

From TheJournal.ie What You Don't See Here: Deirdre shares the reality behind this cheerful family snap - mid-morning feeds and all What You Don't See Here

What You Don't See Here: Deirdre shares the reality behind this cheerful family snap - mid-morning feeds and all

We get a behind-the-scenes look at this happy Instagram snap.

From TheJournal.ie 8 fantastic offers and deals to nab this week - from mini tuxedos to half price nappies This Week's Best Offers

8 fantastic offers and deals to nab this week - from mini tuxedos to half price nappies

Keep your wallet and your little one happy with this week’s best offers.

From TheJournal.ie 8 brilliant offers and deals to snap up this week - from convertible cots to play pools This Week's Best Offers

8 brilliant offers and deals to snap up this week - from convertible cots to play pools

All of the best baby (and budget) friendly deals this week.

From TheJournal.ie What You Don't See Here: Tracey shares the reality behind this sweet sibling photo - dirty nappies and all What You Don't See Here

What You Don't See Here: Tracey shares the reality behind this sweet sibling photo - dirty nappies and all

We get a glimpse behind the filter on this Instagram snap of Willow and her big brother Billy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Are those... raisins?': My baby's first year, as told in 12 poos Nappy Time

'Are those... raisins?': My baby's first year, as told in 12 poos

#7 The one when we started solids.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by giving my child a family name I really don't like? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by giving my child a family name I really don't like?

Three experts have their say on this week’s reader dilemma.

From TheJournal.ie 9 smart tips to keep your toddler in their own bed at night, according to parents who've been there Back To Sleep

9 smart tips to keep your toddler in their own bed at night, according to parents who've been there

Here’s how mums and dads of young kids deal with late-night escapes.

From TheJournal.ie 9 unmissable offers and deals you can shop right now - from sterilisers to baby's first swimsuit This Week's Best Offers

9 unmissable offers and deals you can shop right now - from sterilisers to baby's first swimsuit

We’ve rounded up the best online and offline sales, to save you time (and money).

From TheJournal.ie What You Don't See Here: Mum Yaz shares the reality behind this family photo, chickenpox and all What You Don't See Here

What You Don't See Here: Mum Yaz shares the reality behind this family photo, chickenpox and all

What’s behind the Instagram photo? Each week, we’ll find out.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by leaving my six-month-old to 'cry it out'? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by leaving my six-month-old to 'cry it out'?

One reader dilemma – and three different opinions from the experts.

From TheJournal.ie 'Milk squirting across the room': 14 mums share their best (and most hilarious) breast pumping stories Parenting Truths

'Milk squirting across the room': 14 mums share their best (and most hilarious) breast pumping stories

‘I plugged in the pump at 1.30am and fell asleep with it clutched to my boob.’

From TheJournal.ie 9 childbirth secrets nobody tells you about beforehand, according to new parents Parents Panel

9 childbirth secrets nobody tells you about beforehand, according to new parents

Mums and dads share the things they wish they’d known *before* that first contraction.

From TheJournal.ie WIN: A luxury family getaway to Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow Competition

WIN: A luxury family getaway to Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow

Plus breakfast, a three-course meal and entry to the kid-friendly Cool Planet experience.

From TheJournal.ie On your bike! 5 kid-friendly cycling routes to check out around Ireland this summer Family Event Guide

On your bike! 5 kid-friendly cycling routes to check out around Ireland this summer

Spend time in nature and get that heart rate up as a family.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by ignoring my three-year-old's sudden change in behaviour? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by ignoring my three-year-old's sudden change in behaviour?

This week, one parent is wondering how to handle her daughter’s newfound hatred of the creche drop-off.

From TheJournal.ie Mums and dads share the best evening wind-down routines for restless kids Parents Panel

Mums and dads share the best evening wind-down routines for restless kids

Our panel share their tips for helping little ones drift off more easily.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why does he eat rocks, but not broccoli?' 13 questions only parents of toddlers ask themselves Why Toddler Why

'Why does he eat rocks, but not broccoli?' 13 questions only parents of toddlers ask themselves

The kids aren’t the only ones asking loads of questions, writes Chrissie Russell.

From TheJournal.ie Another rainy day? 5 fun-filled indoor spots to bring your mini explorers to this summer Family Event Guide

Another rainy day? 5 fun-filled indoor spots to bring your mini explorers to this summer

Educational days out for curious young minds – from aquariums to dinosaur museums.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent...by sending my child to 'big school' when I know he's not ready? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent...by sending my child to 'big school' when I know he's not ready?

This week, one parent is worried about the logistics of waiting another year.

From TheJournal.ie 'My son loves dress-up and dolls' houses - but why do I feel compelled to tell you that he plays with trucks too?' Playtime Politics

'My son loves dress-up and dolls' houses - but why do I feel compelled to tell you that he plays with trucks too?'

It’s time to start thinking beyond pink and blue, writes Chrissie Russell.

From TheJournal.ie 9 of the best-value outdoor toys for young kids, according to real mums and dads Parents Panel

9 of the best-value outdoor toys for young kids, according to real mums and dads

Here’s the stuff that’s worth the money (and the flat-pack assembly) this summer.

From TheJournal.ie 8 of the best parks and playgrounds around Ireland, according to parents of young kids Family Magazine

8 of the best parks and playgrounds around Ireland, according to parents of young kids

Fairy woods, zip lines and the best slides around.

From TheJournal.ie 'She wasn't ready to share us': How we prepared our toddler for the arrival of a new baby Family Magazine

'She wasn't ready to share us': How we prepared our toddler for the arrival of a new baby

“When her dad mentioned that she’d soon be meeting her baby sister, she declared, ‘I must fight her with a sword!’”

From TheJournal.ie WIN: A fun family getaway to the luxurious Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny Competition

WIN: A fun family getaway to the luxurious Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny

Cycle around the estate’s 170 acres, or head to the leisure centre.

From TheJournal.ie 5 free kid-friendly fairs and festivals to mark on your summer calendar Family Event Guide

5 free kid-friendly fairs and festivals to mark on your summer calendar

From a sea-themed weekend in Cork to a street performance spectacular in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by thinking it's too soon to have baby number two? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by thinking it's too soon to have baby number two?

This week, a mum-of-one is worried she’s already at full parenting capacity.

From TheJournal.ie WIN: One of four Pokémon Detective Pikachu goodie bags Win

WIN: One of four Pokémon Detective Pikachu goodie bags

Gotta catch ‘em all!

From TheJournal.ie 5 brilliant events for young kids around the country this bank holiday weekend Family Event Guide

5 brilliant events for young kids around the country this bank holiday weekend

The *real* start of summer is here – and this is what’s on for your little ones.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by worrying about when to tell my new boss that I'm pregnant? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by worrying about when to tell my new boss that I'm pregnant?

This week, one expectant mum is wondering when the right time to share her news is.

From TheJournal.ie Mums and dads share their must-pack items for the first trip away with a baby Parents Panel

Mums and dads share their must-pack items for the first trip away with a baby

Toys for meltdown moments, a sling – and a spare babygro or two in your hand luggage.

From TheJournal.ie 26 parenting hacks to make travelling with young kids a whole lot easier A To Z

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.

From TheJournal.ie 9 game-changing pieces of advice I wish I'd been given as a brand new mum Life After Baby

9 game-changing pieces of advice I wish I'd been given as a brand new mum

First up, throw all expectations of a newborn sleep routine out the window, writes Chrissie Russell.

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