Category Archives: Reviews

Chapter books for reading out loud at bedtime

I don’t know about you, but I fairly got a pain in my face from reading Julia Donaldson over and over again. I love her, like. But there’s only so many cute rhyming couplets a parent can take, particularly when repeated ad nauseum.

Once the small boy turned four, it really felt like he was ready for a longer story instead of the start-to-finish bedtime tale. I struggled though to find age-appropriate chapter books for the 4+ age group to read out loud. Most of the books in the shops seemed to be geared at an older self-reading age group and oftentimes the stories were too scary or too complex to hold a smallie’s attention. Continue reading Chapter books for reading out loud at bedtime

Review: First Aid Kits for the Family

First Aid is one of those life skills that we all should have, but often we only think about it in the moments when we need it and wished we’d given it more attention! For me, it’s one of those long finger things, where I keep meaning to attend a course but just haven’t gotten around it.  Continue reading Review: First Aid Kits for the Family

Review: Global Explorers with the Radisson Blu Limerick

The small boy has just turned five, so when the Radisson Blu Limerick invited us to stay in their hotel at the weekend to try out their new Global Explorers kids programme, I had my doubts as to whether he’d be brave enough to give it a go. He was super excited all week about his first trip to a hotel and when I floated the idea of a kids club as we were getting into the car, he was all for it. First hurdle cleared! Continue reading Review: Global Explorers with the Radisson Blu Limerick

Your Fit Pregnancy: Book review and giveaway

Exercising during pregnancy is a minefield of mixed messages. While on one hand all of the advice is to be physically active throughout their pregnancy, women struggle to find accurate information about when and how to exercise safely and appropriately. In fact, most women would be forgiven for believing that they shouldn’t lift a finger during the first trimester as they are excluded from so many activities by service providers. Continue reading Your Fit Pregnancy: Book review and giveaway