Barbara Daly, Cahir, Louisburgh, Co Mayo.

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Callum, at the age of two, has only had minor ailments, mostly centring around the symptoms of teething. This has resulted in ear infections and a high temperature for which he has been prescribed an antibiotic. He also has a cyst on his neck that gets infected every s...

Our two-year old has never been out of the country before. We don’t really even take him on long journeys within Ireland as he kicks up a major fuss after 20 mins in the car. So, of course we decided that it would be a good idea to take him to see his family in Austral...

It is official, he is not a baby anymore and we are not new parents anymore. He looks like a miniature person and is doing all kinds of things for himself, bossing us around and generally making rapid progress in his little world! My little boy turned two last week and...

Not two words that you are supposed to use when describing motherhood, and I feel a certain guilt in even writing them. But they are part of my experience and I am pretty sure that I am not alone in this experience.

When Callum wakes before 6am on a dark winter’s mornin...

Growing up I remember my mother always worrying about whether I had had enough to eat. She would constantly doubt that I had and try and feed me as soon as I walked in the door. Even when I told her exactly what and when I had eaten, she would not trust me. I saw it as...

For the first year and more of Callum’s life it was mostly just me, him and Gary. We adored him and thought him cute, clever, sociable, funny and all-round wonderful. Then we arranged for him to go to a childminder for a few hours. I was nervous.

This wonderful lady had...

Children are powerful little beings. I have often heard parents say of their children that they gave them a new perspective and changed their view of life; that they made them more appreciative and changed their priorities. Children are also such an unending source of...

How do you discipline a 19-month-old baby to whom the meaning of the word ‘no’, said in a stern voice, does not mean anything? Actually, that is not quite true, it does mean something, it means ‘This is a game, yippee! I am going to do that again!’.

Callum is a sociable...

My baby has become a little boy. I am delighted when he reaches a new milestone but at the same time I want to cling to his baby-ness. I love this stage and I know I will miss it. Callum has started walking and it is wonderful to watch. It all happened in a week and th...

A recent post entitled ‘How to be a Mom today’ shared by a fellow mother on Facebook brought home to me the multitude of expectations and pressures on mothers today. It was tongue-in-cheek, but it listed everything you had to ensure to do to produce the perfect child....

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