Unfortunately babies don’t come with a rule book and as they get older it can sometimes get harder, here is a comprehensive guide to all the trials and tribulations that is parenting.


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Finding a routine in the long, hot summer

Summer can seem endless for SAHPs (and any kind of parents for that matter!). The endless time without the structure that school and extracurricular activities bring can be overwhelming and panic-inducing. This is where a routine comes in. Routines are not just for busy school-going mornings. Even one as simple as a breakfast routine can […]

How to do birthday parties – without losing your mind…

Parties. The organising, the food, the entertainment, the damage control, the cleanup…and that’s when it’s for adults! Never mind a bunch of young, energetic children high on the ‘party buzz’. Gone are the days when a little cake and some chicken nuggets were all you needed to satisfy the palettes of five year olds. Sophisticated […]

10 things no one told you about having a baby

You’ve just found out you’re pregnant, and you have gone out and bought the best pregnancy book you could find. But there are some things that those books might not tell you – or at least might water the information down. We have compiled a list of 10 things you might not have known about having a baby […]

Important: Water safety for your kids

If there’s one definite benefit to living on the island of Ireland it’s our abundance of scenic beaches to flock to when the weather permits. Thanks to our coastline, not to mention an abundance of lakes, children can have a family fun day out at a relatively inexpensive cost for their parents. But if there’s one thing that needs to […]

10 reasons why dads are the best

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in our lives! We may be parents ourselves now, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten how brilliant our own dads were when we were little – and it’s why we appreciate all the dads in our lives, young and old. Here are just a few reasons why dad […]

For single parents coming up to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Father’s Day and Mother’s Day can be a nice time for the family to do something special together. But not every child has both a mother and a father present in their lives. This can be a difficult time in school or crèche when they’re making cards or gifts to bring home to their mum or dad, […]

6 of our favourite car games to keep our kids occupied on long journeys

We all know that stage on the way to Kerry, Donegal or Dundrum when the kids give up on looking out the window or waxing lyrical about the promises of summer…and they begin to gripe. Just a little. It’s no fun, parents, and we feel you. And when you can’t hear the Google maps lady over (what […]

We love actress and philanthropist Kristen Bell’s new #mumhack!

Kristen Bell has proven herself time and again to be a source of down-to-earth musings on parenthood, motherhood and everything in between. So when Instagram started raving about the philanthropist’s latest #mumhack, here at m&i HQ we were intrigued. And she did not disappoint! "hands on the circle!" The phrase we say as we jump out […]

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