Nothing positive about Northern Ireland nursery criteria discrimination, even in 2020!

Nothing positive about Northern Ireland nursery criteria discrimination, even in 2020!

Time really does fly, this post was originally written when Sarah was starting nursery in 2017 and now we need it for Niamh going to Primary one, dont forget that in Northern Ireland the process starts on Tuesay 7th January 2020.https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions/important-dates-for-your-diary I guess I`ve been kinda busy, adjusting to part time working, completing my CIPD and coping with two growing little ladies everyday. And it was Sarah who is due to start nursery next year who has prompted me to…

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How to cope with parenting stress..

How to cope with parenting stress..

Parenting, its ok not to be ok! I was inspired to start this post a couple of weeks ago by a few things, International Mens day and also the current focus on mental health and looking after yourself. I had nipped out of work on my lunch to pick up some more Nurofen for the kids and got absolutely soaked but on the way back the sun had come out with a striking rainbow which completely changed my mood in…

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The best lies our children tell..

The best lies our children tell..

They don’t know they’re doing it most of the time but children have an incredible knack of telling lies. Got me thinking what are the most common lies they tell so I started a list .. “I don’t need to go to the toilet” . Yes the old classic, you know that within the first mile in the car they’ll need the loo. Taking the P, quite literally! “It wasn’t me” yes another corker, usually heard as they hold something…

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Is there a “right” time to have children?

Is there a “right” time to have children?

I was at a party (yes I know I got out to a party!) recently and got chatting to someone I hadn’t seen in a long while. Roughly the same age as me. I asked who was minding his children to which he told me they were now in their late teens, early twenties! Wow wow wow, stop right there! How did that happen, more importantly when did that happen? We chatted some more and he told me about his…

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