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Oscar’s Heart Murmur

Last June we took Oscar to the docs for yet another infernal infection, poor mite, and during the routine check of ears, throat, lungs etc the doctor found a heart murmur. That moment is etched in my heart forever. All the clichés came true in one fell swoop. Time stood still. It felt like an… Continue reading Oscar’s Heart Murmur

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Sleep

I love sleep, who doesn't?  As I get olderI notice more and more what  a difference it makes in my life.  A good night's sleep is like gold; sets me up for a productive day, restores my sense of humour and enables me to deal with the kids in a more present,  less distracted, way.… Continue reading Sleep

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The Marvellous Dr Christie

Here is an update on Alfie and his terrible cough, as posted here.  This is what happened that very afternoon!  I should mention that he hasn't coughed a speck since.  Not once at all.  Quite mystifying but a great relief! At the Ulster Independent Clinic Dr Sharon Christie takes charge and immediately a battery of tests… Continue reading The Marvellous Dr Christie

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Start as you mean to go on … Week 1

So healthwise I started the year by being sick, naturally. Having spent Christmas coughing up gak and feeling very wheezy and out of breath (‘just a virus’!) I went to bed early on New Year’s Eve, in preparation for our skiing holiday. Whilst watching The Sound of Music on New Year’s Day I started feeling… Continue reading Start as you mean to go on … Week 1

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How to Find a Nanny Part II

Following on from How to Find a Nanny Part I - http://wp.me/p1MPyQ-5X So apart from actually finding a person to mind your children, what are the other things you need to take into consideration?  Far from an exhaustive list, here are a few things to think about;  Salary.  The best thing to do here is talk… Continue reading How to Find a Nanny Part II

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How to Find a Nanny Part I

How to Find a Nanny – Part 1 In order to find a nanny, you need first to find a nanny.  Bear with me!  By that I mean that no amount of advertising or emailing community groups and websites will ever get you as close to finding a nanny as finding another nanny at a… Continue reading How to Find a Nanny Part I

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Secrets of a Successful Playgroup

Hosting a playgroup is one of the best ways of getting to know people and finding friends for your children. Of course your kids will always prefer to play with someone else’s toys but they also enjoy the opportunity to have friends round and show theirs off! It really doesn’t take too much effort, but… Continue reading Secrets of a Successful Playgroup

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Long Haul with a Toddler

07.09.2011 Long Haul with a Toddler Not that I’m an expert by any means but Alfie has just clocked up his 20th flight this year alone, at least 4 of which were long haul, ie 12 hours– and that’s not including connections and travel time either side. Some of it was done with a partner,… Continue reading Long Haul with a Toddler