Taking care of teenage skin

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

As your child enters their teen years it is important for them to take care of their skin and put in place a skin care routine that they can carry into adult life. Most teens will experience pimples and blackheads and some will suffer with acne. By educating themselves about their skin type, using the correct products for cleaning and moisturising, eating healthy and staying hydrated, they can help combat or control some of these. However, if your child suffers extreme breakouts, it is best to seek medical advice from your GP or a dermatologist, as it can affect their self confidence and self esteem.

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Fun card games for families to play

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

From Go Fish to Snap nothing beats a family game of cards as an inexpensive activity to do with the kids. Expect loads of laughter and a bit of controversy as you work your way through some of our favourite fun card games for families. All games use a standard 52-card deck.

1. Old Maid

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Study tips to help study smart

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

With exams looming for many students stress levels are rising and panic may be setting in. So we have put together some study tips to help study smart and ace those exams.

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Tips to encourage a reluctant reader

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

A reluctant reader is someone who can read but has little or no interest in reading beyond what they have to read for school, college or to get through everyday life.

If your child is a reluctant reader, there are ways you can help and encourage them to read for fun and escapism as well as education.

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Adventures in Music’s Cushion Concerts for children

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

THE BRILLIANT Galway guitarist Aengus Hackett will give two concerts this weekend as part of Adventures in Music’s current Cushion Concert series for children and families.

The concerts takes place on Saturday at 3.30pm in Áras Uilinn, Church Road, Moycullen, and this Sunday at 2pm in the St Patrick’s Band Hall, Galway city. Aengus’s approach to the guitar and music incorporates infliuecnes from jazz, left-field rock, folk, and African music. Children are encouraged to interact with musicians, ask questions, and see instruments up close and in action.

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Innovative family business aims to change the world for children with autism

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Enda and Valerie Dodd’s innovative software solution ‘ALL’, named after their company, Animated Language Learning, is driven by the belief that they can change the world for children with autism and their families.

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Dealing with head lice in your children

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

We all dread the note home from school letting us know there is an outbreak of head lice. Most families will experience head lice or nits at some time during primary school. And unfortunately with the rise of mobile device ownership among teens, who can’t resist getting all their friends in for a selfie, head lice infestation is on the rise amongst older children too.

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A brief guide to stop motion animation

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Many children and teens have access to smartphones and tablets. Rather than just using them to play games or chat online let them break out their creative side by producing a stop motion animated movie. You never know you might even have the next summer blockbuster on your hands.

What is Stop Motion Animation?

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Tips for families considering getting a dog

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

We always had dogs when I was growing up. My parents still have a dog and my children love spending time with him. And although we do have him when they go away, much to their disgust, I have resisted their pleas to get a dog of our own. Our current agreement is that if they are still living at home by the time they are 30, they can get a dog. You may laugh but this might not be beyond the realms of possibility!

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Tips to make gardening fun for kids

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

As the weather starts to improve, we hope, it is time to get out in the garden and begin the tidy up from the winter months and sow new seeds and plants to harvest during the summer months.

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50 party bag ideas that aren’t sweet treats

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

As parents we are always concerned about healthy eating for example, looking for ways to cut down on sugar and fat in our diets, and those of our kids. Everything in moderation is usually what I aim for, where the children are concerned anyway, as I feel restricting my children’s intake too much leads them to crave more of what is not good for them. Now if only I could practice what I preach.

Parties are the exception, you can offer healthy alternatives but it is ok to have some sweet treats too. If you decide to have party bags to give each child as an added bonus once the party is over, it can be tricky deciding what to fill them with.

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Tips for teaching kids about money

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

In our modern age where everything seems to be instant, it is important to teach your kids about money, how to earn it, how to save it and how to spend it….wisely!

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Tips to make gardening fun for children

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

As the weather starts to improve, we hope, it is time to get out in the garden and begin the tidy up from the winter months and sow new seeds and plants to harvest during the summer months.

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Let’s go karting at Galway City

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Since 2011 Galway’s only indoor karting track has seen thousands of people take to the kart for a go karting session. The track located in the Liosban Industrial Estate, minutes from Eyre Square lets little people of seven years to big people of 77 years have fun go karting, 7 days a week.

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Spring cleaning — tips to help declutter the house

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Spring has arrived, the days are getting brighter and for many of us, it is a time to get the house in order after the winter months. De-cluttering is the best way to cut down on mess and get your home looking organised, tidy and clean. However, if like me you are a bit of a hoarder, a good tip is to think, do I need this or is it useful for me or my family now? And if not, consider recycling it by selling it, sending it the charity shop, yard sale or bin!

It’s impossible to declutter your whole house in one go, you need to work on it systematically and over time. Start with one area and see what a transformation it gets, which in turn gives you motivation to continue.

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Hosting a Communion party at home

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

With Communion and Confirmation season just around the corner children and parents are getting ready to celebrate this unique occasion. The church ceremony is usually reserved for immediate family, grandparents and godparents, but after the ceremony, a First Holy Communion party at home is a great way to include your extended family and friends in this special day.

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A flawless finish

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Lancôme New Teint Idole Ultra Wear is its best-selling liquid foundation and is now available in 40 shades, making it easier than ever to find your perfect shade match.

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The long and the short of it

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

by Trevor Crowley

The message is clear: when it comes to your hair a half hearted style simply will not get you anywhere.

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The world on your plate at One World Tapestry

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Asylum seekers and their children have spent years living in an institutional setting that was designed as a short-term solution. They are accommodated by the State in residential institutions, under a reception system known as Direct Provision. Direct Provision is intended to provide for the welfare of asylum seekers and their families as they await decisions on their asylum application. It ‘directly provides’ essential services, medical care, accommodation, and board with three meals a day provided at set times. When the the system was established in 2000, it was described as an interim solution to the high numbers of asylum seekers entering the State in search of protection, and the growing concerns about the risk of homelessness for that population. More than 15 years later, little has changed in the physical conditions, supports, or treatment of asylum seekers while they remain in these centres.

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The Kelly Clinic looking after your skin

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The Kelly Clinic is a new medical and aesthetic clinic in the Bon Secours Hospital Galway.

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