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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.

From TheJournal.ie Parents Panel: What's the one toy your little one won't be without? Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What's the one toy your little one won't be without?

Paw Patrol figurines, fluffy bunnies, and a beloved princess dress.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by thinking it's okay to use the iPad as a distraction tool? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by thinking it's okay to use the iPad as a distraction tool?

This week, one reader is wondering if she’s been relying on screen time too much with her four year-old.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what's on for under 5s at the International Literature Festival Dublin this week Family Event Guide
From TheJournal.ie WIN: One of two family passes to a fun-filled weekend at Playstival this August Win

WIN: One of two family passes to a fun-filled weekend at Playstival this August

There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy, including a world street food market and craft village.

From TheJournal.ie Walk on the wild side: 6 petting zoos and farms that are perfect for under 5s Family Event Guide
From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by teaching my four-year-old about 'bad people' so soon? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by teaching my four-year-old about 'bad people' so soon?

This week, one reader wants her daughter to know that she can refuse a hug or kiss.

From TheJournal.ie Just one spoonful: Parents share the baby foods their little ones eat without fail Parents Panel

Just one spoonful: Parents share the baby foods their little ones eat without fail

Broccoli, beetroot… and chocolate fingers.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the real difference between having one child and two - by someone who's just found out Times Two

Here's the real difference between having one child and two - by someone who's just found out

Your idea of “quality time” with your partner will change A LOT, writes Chrissie Russell.

From TheJournal.ie Family traditions, old friends and Jon Bon Jovi: Mums and dads share what inspired their babies' names Parents Panel

Family traditions, old friends and Jon Bon Jovi: Mums and dads share what inspired their babies' names

It’s one of the first ‘big’ choices you’ll make as a parent – and here’s how our panel approached it.

From TheJournal.ie 5 toddler-friendly events taking place around the country in May and June Family Event Guide

5 toddler-friendly events taking place around the country in May and June

Including a teddy bears’ picnic and a baby rave complete with DJ.

From TheJournal.ie WIN: A stylish day out at Naas Racecourse Ladies Day - plus a four-course lunch Competition
From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by sharing my pregnancy news too soon? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by sharing my pregnancy news too soon?

This week, one mum-to-be realises she’s going to have to start telling people earlier than she’d planned.

From TheJournal.ie 'Put him in the sling and start walking': 7 practical tips for surviving the dreaded colic, from real parents Cry Me A River

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Ready, set, go! 5 active events around the country to get your whole family moving Event Guide
From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by telling my mother-in-law I don't want her minding the baby? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my mother-in-law I don't want her minding the baby?

This week, one parent doesn’t know to handle an offer she doesn’t want.

From TheJournal.ie Parents share the most embarrassing things their little ones have said in public Parents Panel

Parents share the most embarrassing things their little ones have said in public

“Ellie-Mae told her granny that she was ‘packing on the pounds’.”

From TheJournal.ie Bellybutton, ankles and pelvic floor: 10 body parts that take on new significance when you're pregnant Family Magazine

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.

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

WIN: A relaxing getaway to the luxurious Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny

Stroll through the estate’s 170 acres, or head to the spa.

From TheJournal.ie Twist and shout: 5 events for mini-movers at Dublin Dance Festival Family Event Guide

Twist and shout: 5 events for mini-movers at Dublin Dance Festival

Including a kid-friendly DJ set in the city centre.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by telling the childminder to stop using baby talk? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the childminder to stop using baby talk?

This week, one parent would prefer full sentences only, please.

From TheJournal.ie 10 irrational (but acceptable) thoughts you'll recognise if you're trying baby-led weaning Ohhh Baby

10 irrational (but acceptable) thoughts you'll recognise if you're trying baby-led weaning

#2: He’s meant to like the veggie fritters. Why doesn’t he like the VEGGIE FRITTERS?

From TheJournal.ie Parents share their best tips for toddler-proofing the house - and the products that made the job easier Parents Panel

Parents share their best tips for toddler-proofing the house - and the products that made the job easier

Our panel share how they made their home safer for mini explorers.

From TheJournal.ie 6 free days out to keep your under 5s happy during the Easter break Family Event Guide

6 free days out to keep your under 5s happy during the Easter break

From workshops at Dublin’s Botanic Gardens to fairy walks in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by panicking about the weight I gained during my pregnancy? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by panicking about the weight I gained during my pregnancy?

This week, one new mum is concerned about her changed body after giving birth.

From TheJournal.ie Parents Panel: What helps you to avoid shouting when you're at your limit? Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What helps you to avoid shouting when you're at your limit?

When the going gets tough… how do you avoid losing it? Our parents panel share what (usually) works.

From TheJournal.ie 'Aren't you worried something could go wrong?' Why I chose a home birth - and the questions I tackled on the way Home Run

'Aren't you worried something could go wrong?' Why I chose a home birth - and the questions I tackled on the way

For Dil Wickremasinghe and her wife Anne Marie Toole, giving birth at home was an obvious choice.

From TheJournal.ie WIN: A family pass for unlimited thrills at Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland Win

WIN: A family pass for unlimited thrills at Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland

Kids can have epic fun on three waterslides, go-karts and zip lines and more.

From TheJournal.ie 8 multi-day activity camps to keep the kids entertained during the Easter break Family Event Guide

8 multi-day activity camps to keep the kids entertained during the Easter break

Cookery camp, swim school, story-writing workshops and more.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by forcing my daughter to wear a dress for her First Communion? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by forcing my daughter to wear a dress for her First Communion?

‘She really doesn’t want to wear one… but I’m concerned she’ll be made to feel out of place.’

From TheJournal.ie Parents Panel: Where's the most awkward place your child has thrown a tantrum? Parents Panel

Parents Panel: Where's the most awkward place your child has thrown a tantrum?

Supermarkets, airplanes and even one on the back of a bicycle.

From TheJournal.ie How I threw a birthday party with 15 kids on a shoestring budget - from the invites to the goody bags Party Animal

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.

From TheJournal.ie Step to it: 6 buggy-friendly walking routes to check out around Ireland Family Event Guide

Step to it: 6 buggy-friendly walking routes to check out around Ireland

Get out in nature – and bring the littlies too.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by giving in when my three-year-old refuses to eat? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by giving in when my three-year-old refuses to eat?

This week, one parent is wondering who should be taking the lead in mealtime battles.

From TheJournal.ie 'Have you ever wondered how you were born?': 7 ways to talk more openly to your young kid about sex Family Magazine

'Have you ever wondered how you were born?': 7 ways to talk more openly to your young kid about sex

Open discussion about sexuality begins to feel normal if we start when kids are young, writes Sarah Sproule.

From TheJournal.ie WIN: A copy of Philippa Perry's new bestseller, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read Competition

WIN: A copy of Philippa Perry's new bestseller, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

It might just help you to improve your relationship with your children.

From TheJournal.ie 6 totally free spots to bring the kids to in and around Cork, according to real parents You Tell Us

6 totally free spots to bring the kids to in and around Cork, according to real parents

We asked you to share your favourite free days in Cork city and beyond.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by not letting other people hold my new baby? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by not letting other people hold my new baby?

This week, one first-time mum asks if refusing to engage in Pass The Baby is acceptable or just plain rude.

From TheJournal.ie Dada? Banana? Cheese? Irish mums and dads share their little ones' first ever words Parents Panel

Dada? Banana? Cheese? Irish mums and dads share their little ones' first ever words

Our Parents Panel tell us what got their kids chatting.

From TheJournal.ie 10 questions about classic kids' books that only parents will understand What The Book

10 questions about classic kids' books that only parents will understand

‘How is feeling a pea an indicator of pedigree?’ – and other things Chrissie Russell has been wondering lately.

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