Baby, Childcare

‘There’s a different in-law here every week’: 7 working parents share what they do for childcare

CHILDCARE. WHEN IS it not a contentious issue? Whether it’s sourcing childcare, paying for childcare, or trying to spin all the plates that come with childcare, it is always a tricky juggling act. There are those who holler, “Why did you have kids if you can’t look after them?!” And while that could be considered… Continue reading ‘There’s a different in-law here every week’: 7 working parents share what they do for childcare

Baby, Mind

Back in Yer Box: The Government’s ‘Initiative’ to Boost Baby Making; Good News or Just a Band-aid?

Firstly, apologies for the fact that this post really should've been penned yesterday; let's blame the very demanding family and the fact there's still a certain amount of trauma from writing this. So, in case you missed the news yesterday, it was announced that Minister for Children – Katherine Zappone – is looking at a… Continue reading Back in Yer Box: The Government’s ‘Initiative’ to Boost Baby Making; Good News or Just a Band-aid?

Mind, Uncategorized

“Baby Will Cost You €15k Before 1st Birthday”… Some Tips to Avoid That Mammoth Price Tag

"Travel Systems" costing in excess of a grand... Mattresses for the pram, the Moses basket, followed by the crib, and the cotbed. Applicable bedding for all the aforementioned... The avalanche of baby toys... Baby clothes they grow out of in the space of two weeks... the mountain of nappies... We've not even addressed the issue of… Continue reading “Baby Will Cost You €15k Before 1st Birthday”… Some Tips to Avoid That Mammoth Price Tag