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Chocolate chip flapjacks | Recipe

There are more flapjacks consumed in my house than hot dinners I think. Anytime I make these they are lucky to last 24 hours before being devoured. I thought I would share my super easy, but slightly messy recipe for chewy chocolate chip flapjacks. Ingredients: 200g of butter 200g of sugar 6oz of golden syrup 400g of porridge oats Method:…

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Our favourite Irish baby brands

With a new baby comes the unwritten rule to spend ridiculous amounts of money on anything remotely small or cute. With Aidan I bought him so many tiny clothes that he only got to wear some things once and others never even got the tags removed. This time I said I wouldn’t buy too many clothes until Finn was born so…

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The Perfect Gift | Votre Portrait Review

Did you ever get an email that literally made you squeal with excitement? I did!  As a blogger, and like most first time parents, I take many, many, MANY photos of Aidan. The poor kid is so used to it now that if he sees a flash he instinctively turns towards it sporting his cheesiest grin. Like most people these photos remain…

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Octagon 4D Cards | Review & Giveaway

‘Twas some nights before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that some Octagon cards would be there… I have a toddler who can work an iPad like a teenager – It originally started out him watching a few youtube videos while…

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My Google Baby

Ellen / November 2, 2015

At least once a week I will ramble off something contrary to my Nan’s approach to parenting. Things like the right age for weaning or what foods aren’t suitable for toddlers. Every time she replies with ” All the babies these days are google babies. We didn’t have google when I raised seven children”. But this got me thinking, I…

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Top 5 products for flying with a one year old

We are (sadly) back from our holidays. The weeks building up to holidays are always very exciting but this time I had the stress of how Aidan would take the 3 hour plane journey. I searched the internet high and low for things to pack for the trip and ended up with a bag bigger than my suitcase full of…

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Where have we been?!

I have been totally M.I.A the past few weeks for a number of reasons. We had my Grandad’s birthday weekend which resulted in me spending many hours designing his present, packing and organising. Then the day before we are due to leave I get word that my passport application had been denied, with my flight booked for 4 days time.…

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Link-a-list #3

Welcome, welcome. This is week 3 of #linkalist. Link-a-list is a linky for list style posts. It is a great way to share your post while also discovering others you mightn’t have read yet. I co-host this great link with the lovely Kellie from My Little Babog and we love reading the posts each week. Here are two of my favourites from last…

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The 5 Stages of Feeding a Baby

Since having Aidan I have become aware of the many, many differences between adults and children. Dinner time can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a baby’s day. Here are the 5 stages that we go through at dinner time… 1. Hanger – when the hunger hits a child it must feel like they haven’t eaten for days…

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