5 Stages Of Eating….or you know The Hunger Games!

  •  Breastfeed Eating; This is the first change to meal times. It’s unlikely before now you’ve tucked into a toasted sandwich with a baby attached to your nipple before. It’s a whole new dining experience! Al Fresco some might say! You quickly get over crumbs falling on your precious little bundle of perfection.
  • Nap Time Eating; Eating breakfast for lunch and lunch for elevenses. It’s all a bit of a jumble but your eating because you can, Eating because it’s quite, Eating because your hands are free!

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  • The Fear Eating; This is eating because of the fear of not being able to eat. So your not really even sure if your hungry but there’s an opportunity and history has proven that you might not ever get to eat ever again!
  • Detox Eating; When you start weaning and theres purees as far as the eye can see. There’s nothing you can’t pulp, there’s no sugar, salt, butter, dairy or anything with taste basically left in the house! The detox phase only last until finger-food starts and then your living in your very own a tapas bar.

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  • Speed Eating; the baby is now a toddler and eating like the rest of the family. You eat at pace as now all your meals are a free for all, every plate is there plate. Every bite on your plate looks nicer then what’s on their plate. Most importantly they will go after your food like Kim K went after Kanye!

Enjoy Dee xx

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My 10 Toddler Tips For Dingle!

So you’re in Dingle Co. Kerry what more do you need, one of the best places in the country and many would say the world! There’s activities, eateries and sight seeing opportunities as far as the eye can see in Dingle but I’m putting together my very specific Toddler recommendations. You know the babies who now need entertaining yet aren’t old enough to be left at structured activities like water sports, Pony trekking and pottery!

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Pupp Pup and Away…. A dogs life in Ireland!

How is it possible that little Mulligan has turned four. She was once just a thought and then a reality and then hard work!! Now she’s family!

After a lifetime of being an animal lover and four years a dog owner in Ireland, I’m always searching for a dog friendly day out or venue. Unfortunately our country seems to fall short in obliging facilities. Whilst many don’t boast to be dog friendly yet are perfectly fine and welcoming, if you do chance your arm, others are comically and dramatically against any four legged friend near their premises. This attitude amuses me no end and disappoints,as I can safely say Mulligan is cleaner and better behaved than Ned! There is even a Manor House Cafe, on the grounds of one of the most popular dog walking areas locally,that won’t allow dogs in the cafe courtyard not to mention inside the door. Continue reading

Paws For Thought…..Nature or Nurture?

Nature or nurture hmmmm…
Watching the relationship between a three-year old sausage dog , raised and trained by humans, and a new born baby is pure theatre. Also, factor in that the new born is developing in to less new-born and more man baby with each day! Overall this scenario would overwhelm your mind set on the discussion of Nature and Nurture!
The strangest thing said to me when I announced I was pregnant was not “congratulations, when are you due? “………no , it was “ohh what about the dog?”
Hmmm… This, still to this day, baffles me……WelI,….I Guess ..now we’ve the hope of a “real” baby it’s to the pound with Mulligan! It was nice while it lasted Mulli,thanks for the good times.! Continue reading