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From TheJournal.ie How to keep costs down as your kids grow up - from creative packed lunches to DIY drama classes Get Thrifty

How to keep costs down as your kids grow up - from creative packed lunches to DIY drama classes

Sheena McGinley shares some practical advice for handling the basics on a budget.

From TheJournal.ie Offerwatch: 20% off buggies at Mamas & Papas, plus more kid and baby deals to shop this week Offerwatch
From TheJournal.ie 'It took an army of aunts and uncles to get him smiling': Karen shares how she made this family photo happen What You Don't See Here

'It took an army of aunts and uncles to get him smiling': Karen shares how she made this family photo happen

‘We normally have tantrums and tears at mealtimes – and that’s just from me.’

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by not getting a family pet? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by not getting a family pet?

Say no, or give in to the constant pleas for a dog? Three experts have their say.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's my bible': 7 genuinely useful parenting books and apps, as recommended by mums and dads Parents Panel

'It's my bible': 7 genuinely useful parenting books and apps, as recommended by mums and dads

‘My mum gave me her old copy of Your Baby And Child. We both found it invaluable.’

From TheJournal.ie Want more updates? Sign up to our weekly Parenting Newsletter PARENTING NEWSLETTER

Want more updates? Sign up to our weekly Parenting Newsletter

It only takes a few seconds – and we’ll look after the rest.

From TheJournal.ie Offerwatch: The Mothercare stock clearance sale, plus more kid and baby deals to know about this week Offerwatch

Offerwatch: The Mothercare stock clearance sale, plus more kid and baby deals to know about this week

We’ve spotted discounts at Polarn O Pyret, Debenhams and more.

From TheJournal.ie 'There was pancake batter flying across the kitchen': Bernie shares the reality behind this candid cookery snap What You Don't See Here

'There was pancake batter flying across the kitchen': Bernie shares the reality behind this candid cookery snap

‘There was tantrum two seconds after this picture was taken,’

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by making my sons share a room for convenience? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by making my sons share a room for convenience?

Three Irish experts have their say.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll keep these cloth nappies forever': Parents share the baby keepsakes they just can't let go Parents Panel

'I'll keep these cloth nappies forever': Parents share the baby keepsakes they just can't let go

From memory books to a harness for hip dysplasia – sometimes the mementoes that mean the most aren’t the ones we expect.

From TheJournal.ie 7 extremely romantic things my husband does for me - from buying oversized pyjamas to cleaning up sick The Big Romance

7 extremely romantic things my husband does for me - from buying oversized pyjamas to cleaning up sick

When you become a parent, it’s a different set of gestures that set the heart aflame, writes Chrissie Russell.

From TheJournal.ie Offerwatch: Up to €50 off Stokke high chairs, plus 10 more deals for babies and kids Offerwatch

Offerwatch: Up to €50 off Stokke high chairs, plus 10 more deals for babies and kids

And a slew of supermarket nappy deals, too.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was so afraid to try for a second baby': Nicole shares the reality behind this photo of her daughters What You Don't See Here

'I was so afraid to try for a second baby': Nicole shares the reality behind this photo of her daughters

‘The worry and stress of a premature baby really takes its toll on you.’

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by wishing my maternity leave was over a little sooner? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by wishing my maternity leave was over a little sooner?

Irish parenting experts hear from a new mum who is missing her old routines.

From TheJournal.ie My partner and I share a lot of things - except for the mental load of parenting Emotional Labour

My partner and I share a lot of things - except for the mental load of parenting

‘There are so many tasks that fall to me, because I’m the one who thinks to do them,’ writes Joanna Carley.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's the only way I can cut her nails': 9 parents share the occasions that call for toddler bribery Parents Panel

'It's the only way I can cut her nails': 9 parents share the occasions that call for toddler bribery

From toilet training to peace on a long drive, sometimes only a bribe will do.

From TheJournal.ie Offerwatch: An extra 10% off in the Polarn O Pyret sale, plus more deals for your little ones this week Offerwatch
From TheJournal.ie 'Éabha and Fiadh were born prematurely at 28 weeks': Sinéad shares the story behind this smiley snap What You Don't See Here
From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by not bringing my shy child to drama classes? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by not bringing my shy child to drama classes?

Is another activity in the calendar worth the extra stress? Irish experts weigh in.

From TheJournal.ie 'The first time they don't notice you leaving': The emotional parenting milestones that catch you unawares Baby Firsts

'The first time they don't notice you leaving': The emotional parenting milestones that catch you unawares

‘I defy anyone not to get a bit emotional about saying goodbye those tiny first clothes,’ writes Chrissie Russell.

From TheJournal.ie 'Be noisy around the baby': 10 new parents share the advice that actually helped them Parents Panel

'Be noisy around the baby': 10 new parents share the advice that actually helped them

Take it one day at a time, trust your instincts, and don’t forget to take care of yourself.

From TheJournal.ie Offerwatch: 60% off kids' shoes at Clarks, plus 16 more offers to shop this week Offerwatch

Offerwatch: 60% off kids' shoes at Clarks, plus 16 more offers to shop this week

We’ve spotted discounts at Boots, M&S and more.

From TheJournal.ie 'Out of shot, I was still in my pyjamas': Amy shares the reality behind this snap of her twins What You Don't See Here

'Out of shot, I was still in my pyjamas': Amy shares the reality behind this snap of her twins

‘It was evening, and the girls had been particularly fussy that day.’

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by using a smartphone to distract my cranky baby? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by using a smartphone to distract my cranky baby?

It’s a quick fix, but will it cause issues in the long term? Irish experts have their say.

From TheJournal.ie 'We swore we'd never be the couple who talked about baby poo all the time, and yet...' Parenting Magazine

'We swore we'd never be the couple who talked about baby poo all the time, and yet...'

Navigating the new ‘us’ with a baby in tow can be tricky. Here’s how Joanna Carley is making it work.

From TheJournal.ie 'Please don't pee in the shoe': 12 mums and dads share the weirdest things they've said as parents Don't Make Me Say It
From TheJournal.ie Offerwatch: 60% off at JoJo Maman Bébé, plus 17 more kid and baby deals happening now Offerwatch

Offerwatch: 60% off at JoJo Maman Bébé, plus 17 more kid and baby deals happening now

You’ll also find discounts at Mothercare, Marks & Spencer and Smyths.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's the closest I have to a photo of my four kids': Paula shares the emotional story behind this snap What You Don't See Here

'It's the closest I have to a photo of my four kids': Paula shares the emotional story behind this snap

‘We went through the devastation of losing a baby at 38 weeks.’

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by spending more time with one child over the other? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by spending more time with one child over the other?

It’s a routine that works, but does that mean it’s okay? Irish experts weigh in.

From TheJournal.ie Meltdown in aisle 6? How to handle public tantrums, from a mum who's been there Tantrum Tamer

Meltdown in aisle 6? How to handle public tantrums, from a mum who's been there

First up, always pack snacks, writes Chrissie Russell.

From TheJournal.ie 9 really practical gifts to give someone who's pregnant, according to new mums Pregnancy Gift

9 really practical gifts to give someone who's pregnant, according to new mums

Not sure what to buy? Try an insulated water bottle or some properly fancy shower gel.

From TheJournal.ie Offerwatch: 70% off clothes at Arnotts, plus 15 more kid and baby deals to shop now Offerwatch

Offerwatch: 70% off clothes at Arnotts, plus 15 more kid and baby deals to shop now

You’ll find sales at Cos, JoJo Maman Bébé, Smyths and more.

From TheJournal.ie 'We sang a lot of Baby Shark': Melissa shares the reality behind this polished photo What You Don't See Here

'We sang a lot of Baby Shark': Melissa shares the reality behind this polished photo

‘It was the first morning I ventured out on my own and I was so anxious about it.’

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by dressing my four-year-old twins in identical clothes? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by dressing my four-year-old twins in identical clothes?

It’s cute, but does it stifle individuality? A parent of two wants to know.

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