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Break-ups, career moves and kids - the science of making a BIG change
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# All Change

Break-ups, career moves and kids - the science of making a BIG change

Oct 28th 2016, 11:00 AM 16,447 Views 4 Comments

Moments of crisis or contentment – managing life changes can be done.

A man's hilariously honest account of being a new dad is going super viral
# Ross Kemp
# Ross Kemp

A man's hilariously honest account of being a new dad is going super viral

Dec 31st 2015, 2:55 PM 7,393 Views 0 Comments

“Baby piss in your eye is really only funny the first time.”

Find yourself saying ridiculous things to children? This Dad made a book about it
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Find yourself saying ridiculous things to children? This Dad made a book about it

Sep 20th 2015, 9:32 PM 62,823 Views 55 Comments

‘We do not poop in books’ and other words of wisdom.

16 tweets that perfectly sum up being a parent
# 99 Problems
# 99 Problems

16 tweets that perfectly sum up being a parent

Jun 19th 2015, 4:45 PM 9,780 Views 1 Comment

It’s the little struggles.

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)
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Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Apr 14th 2015, 8:00 AM 223 Views 61 Comments

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

Opinion: The 'frozen eggs' debate is really a societal issue – don't vilify corporations over it
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# Family Time

Opinion: The 'frozen eggs' debate is really a societal issue – don't vilify corporations over it

Oct 25th 2014, 7:00 PM 50 Views 45 Comments

Nowadays it’s seen as quite normal to have kids in your late 30s… but many women still want to start a family earlier.

Opinion: 'Egg freeze' offer is putting a metaphorical gun to young women’s heads
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# Fertility

Opinion: 'Egg freeze' offer is putting a metaphorical gun to young women’s heads

Oct 16th 2014, 8:00 PM 94 Views 63 Comments

Freeze in haste, repent at leisure?

Motherhood and Work: 'Why do more women than men stay at home with children?'
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# BALANCING ACT

Motherhood and Work: 'Why do more women than men stay at home with children?'

Aug 7th 2014, 8:00 PM 5,201 Views 87 Comments

Overall, more women than men stay at home to raise children (at least for a short while). But why?

Opinion: Struggling to entertain the kids over the summer holidays?
# Children
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# Children

Opinion: Struggling to entertain the kids over the summer holidays?

Jul 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 555 Views 31 Comments

One of the things I love about the summer holidays is the fact that there are no rules – we are at nobody else’s beck and call.

8 warnings for anyone thinking of having kids
# Parenthood
# Parenthood

8 warnings for anyone thinking of having kids

Jul 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 49,738 Views 110 Comments

Wise words.

14 wonderfully geeky parents who are doing it right
# Beta Baby
# Beta Baby

14 wonderfully geeky parents who are doing it right

Jun 19th 2014, 1:00 PM 34,425 Views 16 Comments

The force is with them all.

Opinion: An apology on Father’s Day (or oops! I did it again!)
# Family
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# Family

Opinion: An apology on Father’s Day (or oops! I did it again!)

Jun 15th 2014, 12:00 PM 31 Views 24 Comments

Mums, let us take a vow to truly appreciate every father’s parenting style.

Opinion: I'm not genetically linked to my son or daughter but, honestly, it just doesn't matter
# Having Children
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# Having Children

Opinion: I'm not genetically linked to my son or daughter but, honestly, it just doesn't matter

Jun 12th 2014, 7:30 PM 93 Views 17 Comments

Dealing with my own infertility and the emotional journey that is IVF was full of anguish, but now we have our beautiful twins – and I love them so much it’s overwhelming.

15 amazingly innovative parenting tips you never knew you needed
# Well Played
# Well Played

15 amazingly innovative parenting tips you never knew you needed

Apr 30th 2014, 1:04 PM 42,254 Views 12 Comments

Internet 1, Supernanny 0.

Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words.
# Bereavement
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# Bereavement

Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words.

Apr 12th 2014, 12:00 PM 706 Views 26 Comments

Nothing prepared me for how the birth of my own children would mercilessly rip the scab off the wound that my mother’s death had left behind. In that way, I could relate to the late Peaches Geldof, writes Claire Micks.

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'
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Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'

Mar 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 227 Views 56 Comments

Guilt may not be the defining emotion of motherhood but it is certainly one of the most consistent, writes Emily Hourican.

Older dads can lead to more problems for kids, study finds
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# Parenthood

Older dads can lead to more problems for kids, study finds

Mar 1st 2014, 5:00 PM 19,853 Views 47 Comments

Children born to older dads are more likely to have a range of psychiatric and academic problems.

Column: Think playdates are all fun and games? Think again.
# Child's Play
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# Child's Play

Column: Think playdates are all fun and games? Think again.

Feb 8th 2014, 12:00 PM 4,710 Views 25 Comments

Playdates are basically the office parties of kid-land: the stakes are higher than they seem and opting out is harder than you think, writes Emily Hourican.

Poll: Should women be paid to be surrogates?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Should women be paid to be surrogates?

Feb 2nd 2014, 9:35 AM 12,003 Views 70 Comments

The government is going to bring in a law making it illegal for women to be paid to be a surrogate mother. What do you think?

Parents adorably recreate movie scenes using their baby and some cardboard
# Child's Play
# Child's Play

Parents adorably recreate movie scenes using their baby and some cardboard

Dec 23rd 2013, 7:58 AM 3,253 Views 1 Comment

Babies. What are they for, if not our amusement?

14 families who have totally nailed dressing up for Halloween
# Halloween
# Halloween

14 families who have totally nailed dressing up for Halloween

Oct 26th 2013, 8:15 PM 56,004 Views 33 Comments

What, your family doesn’t dress up in immaculately made themed costumes?

Column: Baby v Career – how to pick a path through the minefield of working motherhood
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Column: Baby v Career – how to pick a path through the minefield of working motherhood

Sep 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 27 Views 30 Comments

Throughout the eventful months of pregnancy, and amid all the changes a new baby brings, one question can remain the hardest to answer: “Will you be returning to work?”, writes Sarah Crown.

13 things people with babies do

13 things people with babies do

May 26th 2013, 8:15 PM 54,890 Views 120 Comments

You! Holding the child! We’re talking to you!

Conversation between a dad and his 2-year-old reenacted by grownups
# She's The Boss
# She's The Boss

Conversation between a dad and his 2-year-old reenacted by grownups

May 23rd 2013, 4:45 PM 8,441 Views 2 Comments

‘You can’t talk to her…she’s the princess.’

11 of the world’s most embarrassing parents
# Mortification Station
# Mortification Station

11 of the world’s most embarrassing parents

Apr 28th 2013, 8:15 PM 75,864 Views 29 Comments

Barack Obama is preparing to join their ranks.

8 reasons you should always check your kid's homework
# Dear Teacher...
# Dear Teacher...

8 reasons you should always check your kid's homework

Apr 20th 2013, 6:00 PM 159,028 Views 56 Comments

And we’re not just talking about their educational well-being, either.

11 kids who were just trying to help (PICS)
# Wreck The Gaf
# Wreck The Gaf

11 kids who were just trying to help (PICS)

Apr 7th 2013, 9:35 AM 37,800 Views 59 Comments

They are little angels, really.

14 lessons to teach your children before they're 12
# Life Lessons
# Life Lessons

14 lessons to teach your children before they're 12

Mar 31st 2013, 8:15 PM 47,358 Views 66 Comments

That seagulls can not be trusted, for example.

11 of the most inappropriate baby outfits on the internet
# The Horror!
# The Horror!

11 of the most inappropriate baby outfits on the internet

Mar 27th 2013, 1:25 PM 23,254 Views 26 Comments

Seriously, it’s hard to believe they actually exist.

11 babies whose parents think they're toys
# Ah Here
# Ah Here

11 babies whose parents think they're toys

Mar 23rd 2013, 9:30 AM 29,336 Views 21 Comments

They’re not just for dressing up you know.

15 things no one tells you about having kids
# If You Only Knew
# If You Only Knew

15 things no one tells you about having kids

Mar 10th 2013, 8:15 PM 79,753 Views 109 Comments

Or if they do, you don’t believe them.

Concern in China over number of single males
# Bare Branches
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# Bare Branches

Concern in China over number of single males

Feb 7th 2013, 9:30 PM 12,708 Views 21 Comments

Even worse, these men – dubbed “bare branches” – are deemed to represent a danger to social stability.

Why it's SO hard to ignore a crying baby...
# Cry Baby
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# Cry Baby

Why it's SO hard to ignore a crying baby...

Oct 18th 2012, 10:23 AM 7,627 Views 32 Comments

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have kids of your own – the sound of an infant in distress provokes strong reaction in the human brain.

Column: I want my son to feel at home in Ireland, too
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# Read Me

Column: I want my son to feel at home in Ireland, too

Oct 7th 2012, 7:30 PM 458 Views 32 Comments

Raising a child between two cultures is never easy – especially when you’re halfway round the world, writes Paul Garrigan.

National Breastfeeding Week: Irish breastfeeding rates below European neighbours'
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# Breastfeeding

National Breastfeeding Week: Irish breastfeeding rates below European neighbours'

Oct 1st 2012, 2:40 PM 11,638 Views 67 Comments

The HSE says this year’s event will focus on the importance of breastfeeding for the health of children and mothers, and highlight how rates of breastfeeding in Ireland fall way below those of other European countries.

Column: ‘Those first months were magical’ – a dad’s paternity leave plea
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Column: ‘Those first months were magical’ – a dad’s paternity leave plea

Apr 15th 2012, 6:00 PM 44 Views 39 Comments

Statutory paternity leave would help shift the attitudes of a whole society, argues Andrew Doherty – recalling the birth of his own children.

Poll: Should women breastfeed in public?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Should women breastfeed in public?

Mar 2nd 2012, 9:59 AM 6,654 Views 112 Comments

If a woman chooses to breastfeed her child, should she do so in public? Let us know what you think.

Breastfeeding campaigners to protest at Facebook HQ in Dublin
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# Facebook

Breastfeeding campaigners to protest at Facebook HQ in Dublin

Jan 31st 2012, 11:17 AM 7,087 Views 182 Comments

Demonstrations will take place at Facebook offices in several cities across the world next week by protesters who are angry about Facebook deleting images of breastfeeding.

Fatherhood causes drop in testosterone - and may keep men loyal
# Fatherhood
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# Fatherhood

Fatherhood causes drop in testosterone - and may keep men loyal

Sep 13th 2011, 4:19 PM 590 Views 7 Comments

New research suggests that men are “biologically wired” to remain for child-rearing – as testosterone levels drop after a partner gives birth.

Lessons from Mammy: What our mothers taught us
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# Vox Pop

Lessons from Mammy: What our mothers taught us

Sep 2nd 2011, 12:48 PM 856 Views 10 Comments

Be nice, never put your hand in anyone else’s pocket – and get out of a car with your dignity intact: just some of the life lessons from Irish mammies.

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