3 easy steps to start your household budget

3 steps to a family budget maternity and infant family
When you run a busy household things are always going to get tight from time to time. Mortgage repayments, bills and groceries can amount to a small fortune each month. And that’s when we’re not expecting the unexpected. When surprises get thrown into the mix, it can be hard to break even. And children, though…

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How to talk to your child about play therapy

how to talk to your child about play therapy maternity and infant family
Trying to find the words to explain play therapy to your child can be tough. The Irish Play Therapy Association website has some concise advice for answering some of your child’s questions about play therapy. Here’s what they said: Why am I going to play therapy? The play therapist has been asked to see you…

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Recipe: Macaroni and cheese

recipe macaroni and cheese maternity and infant family
When you’re little one is under the weather and not up to eating it can be hard to coax them into a full meal. Instead of serving them plain pasta, which has nothing but tasty carbs, why not whip up this batch of macaroni and cheese? Light, melty cheese will give your child an added…

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Four things you need to know about the Baptism Barrier

Should you have to baptise your child just so they can attend your local primary school? With more and more marriages taking place outside of churches, why is it so many parents still baptise their children, without the intention to raise them as devout Catholics? This could be largely due to the Baptism Barrier, an…

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Recipe: Teriyaki salmon with stir fried vegetables

Teriyaki salmon with stir fried vegetables maternity and infant family
When the warm weather comes, I always start to put away the big pots and simmering sauces for lighter dishes. While this makes meal-planning a little bit harder, it's nice to freshen up our plates with seasonal ingredients, full of flavour. Try this simple teriyaki salmon with stir-fried vegetables for a light Spring supper. Ingredients…

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Recipe: Two great fuss-free kid’s dinners

When it comes to preparing family meals, you might find it difficult to please everyone at once. The following recipes offer you a selection of nutritious, quick, easy and fuss-free options for you to enjoy together with your loved ones – perfect when everyone is back to school, crèche or work! Fuss-free Courgette and Carrot Risotto…

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