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Dad goals and the importance of sticking to them!

Tweet As I stepped out of the swimming pool having struggled to swim more than a couple of full-lengths I thought to myself why bother, why am I doing this what’s the point? I mean I am a 40 year…
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Nothing positive about Northern Ireland nursery criteria discrimination!

Tweet Its been a while, so long in fact that I had forgotten my password! 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…
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“Meternity”, a typing mistake or just generally a mistake? I`m not so sure..

Tweet I recently watched an article on this morning about a lady who had written a fictional book in which it appeared she was saying that women should be allowed some “me” time from their employers and change this the…
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4 learnings from 4 weeks shared parental leave.

Tweet As I am now in my 5th week of shared parental leave I thought I would share some of my learnings so far with two daughters under two, 1, ITS AWESOME! No but serious its fantastic and one of…
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An Easter holiday with a little piece of Irish history!

Tweet We recently took a trip to Dublin over the Easter holidays. Nothing new for us grabbing a quick weekend away when we’re both off but this weekend coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Easter rising which meant it…
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Is it worth working and paying childcare?

Tweet As we are a few months away from both returning to work full time we are starting to contemplate what this means for our two cherubs.Two daughters The initial and natural thought I think is to start looking at…
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Our big Radio debut!

Tweet Following on from Our big screen debut last October we were today invited to take part in an interview on a local radio station, Radio Ulster. The topic of the interview was inequality around childcare with a recent report suggesting women in Northern Ireland do…
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Twins or two under two, which is more difficult to parent?

Tweet 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…
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Rhythm and Rhyme after such a long time!

Tweet After 11 months away from my daughter’s first rhythm and Rhyme classMy first trip to Rhythm and Rhyme! I finally made it back this week with two children in tow. I couldn’t believe the change in the short space of…
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A picture perfect moment it cetainly was not!

Tweet So we decided today it would be a good idea to have a stroll along the local Lagan towpath and feed the ducks on a first such occasion as a family of four. Armed with a full loaf of…
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