Living with a 13-year-old

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

My eldest daughter is the first teen in the family so parenting a teen is all new to me. Here are some tips that might be useful when Living with a 13 Year Old for the first time:

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Reading to your child for 10 minutes a day can make a huge difference

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

It’s World Book Day TODAY Thursday March 2 and the National Adult Literacy Agency is encouraging parents, grandparents or any carer of children to try to take 10 minutes a day to read to their child.

“Reading aloud is much more than just telling a child a story and if you can spare 10 minutes a day you can make a huge difference to their development,” said Inez Bailey, CEO, National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA).

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Give your family the gift of swimming

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Clayton Hotel Galway are offering pool and gym membership options and one to one personal swimming lessons with their in house fitness expert Clare Gohery available weekly and weekends.

Their compact fitness suite offers excellent facilities with all of the necessary equipment enabling members to enjoy a complete full body workout. It includes state of the art user friendly cardio and strength training equipment to cater for both the seasonal athlete and the leisurely gym user.

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Take up rather than give up this Lent

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Lent is upon us and Catholics have begun the 40-day Lenten journey by making a sacrifice or change to their usual lifestyle. Giving up sweet things, alcohol, device time and other treats are all up for grabs. But this year, how about turning Lent on its head and Take Up Not Give Up This Lent? By take up I mean getting fit and active together with friends or as a family and there are plenty of worthy causes you can help along the way.

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Party ideas for 8-12 year olds (Tweens)

Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Are you looking for inspiring party ideas for your tween? This age can be tricky as some children still want the whole class to attend and others simply want a few of their close friends. And they nearly all want different parties from those their friends have had! Be inspired with our Party Ideas for 8-12 Year Olds (Tweens).

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Top tips for happy car journeys with children

Fri, Feb 24, 2017

With the mid-term break in full swing many families will strike out for day trips with the kids, some may venture even further afield. But let’s face it car journeys with the kids can be a bit of an endurance test. From the ‘are we nearly there yet?” to the multiple toilet breaks and requests for food, you can be left feeling overwhelmed. As a mum of two, who has travelled the country and taken the kids abroad by car, I have some Top Tips For Happy Car Journeys with Kids to make the trip a positive experience.

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Easy pancake recipes and tasty topping ideas

Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Pancake Tuesday happens this year on February 28. There are a million and one ways to make pancakes from the fluffy American style pancakes that require a thick batter to thin French style crepes made using a runny batter.

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