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Rhythm and Rhyme after such a long time (Moving forward, aesthetically anyway!)

Rhythm and Rhyme after such a long time (Moving forward, aesthetically anyway!)

Having been off the agenda for quite some time due to refurbishment of my local library I returned to the rhythm and rhyme playgroup today after a 15 month exile. This could be the end of the rhythm and rhyme trilogy but with baby number 3 on the way I don’t think so. Having originally attended this playgroup 3 years ago My first visit to Rhythm and Rhyme I had to wait from June 2016 to go back due to a multi…

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How do we explain terrorism to our children?

How do we explain terrorism to our children?

Watching the news over the past few weeks it’s clear that the world is becoming a more fragile and scary place. Deplorable attacks which can never be justified no matter what. Now it turns out that there was an Irish link to one of the London attackers and you begin to think could Ireland, either North or South, be attacked by the terrorists in the future? As a father of two young daughter’s with a third baby on the way…

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“I`m sure you`re hoping for a boy” and other wrong assumptions..

“I`m sure you`re hoping for a boy” and other wrong assumptions..

I’m sure you’re hoping for a boy! If I had a £1 for every time i have heard that in recent weeks I`d be a very rich man, maybe not rich persay, but I’d certainly be more wealthy than I am now. You see, our family of four will be becoming five in October, exciting times in the McCann household.   As you do, we waited until after the initial 12 weeks before going beyond our immediate family and telling…

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Twins or two under two, which is more difficult to parent?

Twins or two under two, which is more difficult to parent?

I was having a conversation recently around how exhausting it can be with 2 kids under 2 years old when someone in the company said it is probably worse than having twins. This got me thinking, would it actually be worse than having twins?!?   I wouldn`t know not having twins myself. What I do know is this, it is great to have had a little bit of a break between Sarah and Niamh but also think it may have…

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Choosing a “family” car!

Choosing a “family” car!

It’s been a while with one thing and another but now I find myself imminently (within a few months) needing to change one of our cars for baby number two’s arrival. Please God don’t let it be my beloved Volvo S40 which goes to trade in heaven in the sky! So why do we need to change? The Volvo could easily hold two car seats and two parents no problem but when it comes to prams, changing bags etc..we are…

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And so it’s to be two babies, two daughters..

And so it’s to be two babies, two daughters..

Having had a few distractions in recent weeks I can now reveal that I’m going to have two daughters come August. Two under 15 months,  What have I let myself in for!  Following on from my previous post on finding out the gender of our baby http://wp.me/p5DoG8-3u I can honestly say I’m delighted, and maybe even a tad afraid! As Sarah reaches her first birthday this weekend I can see her character really coming through, it in other words she…

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“I`m going to be a big sister” Baby TWO on the way :)

“I`m going to be a big sister” Baby TWO on the way :)

I am delighted to announce guys the clock is now ticking until baby number two arrives into the Funky household in August and the excitement and panic have started already.. The prominent feelings are excitement, delight, anticipation and a little bit of fear!! The impacts we need to start thinking about are, Hope the baby arrives safe and well and is as easy to manage as number one, What is the impact in us, as the first one was easy…

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A baby, Dingle and the cold!

A baby, Dingle and the cold!

This picture sums up how the little lady was feeling, Dingle bay the most southerly part of Ireland in early October, pretty cold. I think shes saying if you are just gonna ignore me and take photos I’m gonna try stick my tongue out in rebellion! P  

Does having kids mean you are a grown up?

Does having kids mean you are a grown up?

12 Years ago today I went travelling “around the world” as they say, seeing some amazing places and meeting some great people along the way. This morning I was chatting online with the two friends I went on my adventure with. One lives in Australia, one Dublin and me in Belfast. As the chat progressed I mentioned how times changed and one of the guys said that looking at my pictures of my little one (8 months) and the other…

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