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From TheJournal.ie Break-ups, career moves and kids - the science of making a BIG change All Change

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Find yourself saying ridiculous things to children? This Dad made a book about it Parenthood This post contains images

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

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

16 tweets that perfectly sum up being a parent

It’s the little struggles.

From TheJournal.ie Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?) Opinion

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Egg freeze' offer is putting a metaphorical gun to young women’s heads Fertility
From TheJournal.ie Motherhood and Work: 'Why do more women than men stay at home with children?' BALANCING ACT

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Struggling to entertain the kids over the summer holidays? Children

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

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.

14 wonderfully geeky parents who are doing it right

The force is with them all.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: An apology on Father’s Day (or oops! I did it again!) Family

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

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

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

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

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

Internet 1, Supernanny 0.

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice' Guilt Trip

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Older dads can lead to more problems for kids, study finds Parenthood

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should women be paid to be surrogates? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should women be paid to be surrogates?

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

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

14 families who have totally nailed dressing up for Halloween

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Baby v Career – how to pick a path through the minefield of working motherhood Opinion

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

11 of the world’s most embarrassing parents Mortification Station This post contains videos

11 of the world’s most embarrassing parents

Barack Obama is preparing to join their ranks.

8 reasons you should always check your kid's homework

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

11 kids who were just trying to help (PICS)

They are little angels, really.

14 lessons to teach your children before they're 12 Life Lessons This post contains videos

14 lessons to teach your children before they're 12

That seagulls can not be trusted, for example.

11 of the most inappropriate baby outfits on the internet The Horror! This post contains images

11 of the most inappropriate baby outfits on the internet

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

11 babies whose parents think they're toys

They’re not just for dressing up you know.

15 things no one tells you about having kids If You Only Knew This post contains videos

15 things no one tells you about having kids

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

From TheJournal.ie Concern in China over number of single males Bare Branches

Concern in China over number of single males

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

From TheJournal.ie Why it's SO hard to ignore a crying baby... Cry Baby

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I want my son to feel at home in Ireland, too Read Me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie National Breastfeeding Week: Irish breastfeeding rates below European neighbours' Breastfeeding

National Breastfeeding Week: Irish breastfeeding rates below European neighbours'

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Those first months were magical’ – a dad’s paternity leave plea Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should women breastfeed in public? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should women breastfeed in public?

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

From TheJournal.ie Breastfeeding campaigners to protest at Facebook HQ in Dublin Facebook

Breastfeeding campaigners to protest at Facebook HQ in Dublin

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fatherhood causes drop in testosterone - and may keep men loyal Fatherhood

Fatherhood causes drop in testosterone - and may keep men loyal

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 Vox Pop This post contains videos

Lessons from Mammy: What our mothers taught us

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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