By Nickie O'Hara on Monday, October 31, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Sunday, October 30, 2011
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Amie: Nana, I going big school in January coz I'm a big girl.
Me: Yes, you're a very big girl, love. It'll be very exciting.
Amie: Yes, I going big school and it might be raining.
And in other news, Megan (almost 20 months old) shouts "NANA" (pronounced "nan-er" at the top of her voice constantly whenever she's near me. On Thursday, she was started shouting "GRANDAD" whenever he wasn't in the room. RESULT!
By Nickie O'Hara on Friday, October 28, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Thursday, October 27, 2011
Often, parents find themselves looking for new levels of convenience during the holiday season. After all, this is obviously a busy time of year, and the added pressure of making it a special time for your children adds quite a bit of time, effort and work. Therefore, it is always a good idea to keep your eyes peeled for quicker and more effective ways to decorate, shop, etc. One thing to keep in mind specifically, if you have never done this before, is to take a look at Christmas hampers from Marks & Spencer. These gifts are available to order online, and you can have them sent directly to the gift recipient. Furthermore, they come with assortments, rather than individual items, meaning that they can appeal to entire families or groups. Here are some brief descriptions of a few of the nicest Christmas hampers available at this specific store.
By Nickie O'Hara on Wednesday, October 26, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Sunday, October 23, 2011
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By Nickie O'Hara on Tuesday, October 18, 2011
So here are some of the more interesting ones:
By Nickie O'Hara on Monday, October 17, 2011
Today I am sat in a recording studio in Manchester with Amy from "And One More..." waiting to be patched in to a number of radio stations around the UK to talk about healthy breakfasts, trying to ease the stress at breakfast time and what it's like being a busy mum. We are here on behalf of Princes, in conjuction with their campaign to get tinned fruit incorporated into breakfast as a quick and easy alternative along with it being one of that all important 5-a-day. Stay tuned as you can follow the #princesbrekkie twitter stream here too.
(Monday 17th October)
By Nickie O'Hara on Thursday, October 13, 2011
"Hello, it's Jake's school. He's had a bit of an accident..."
I squeak, "Oh god, no! What's happened?" Everyone turns to look at me, their panic-stricken faces mirroring mine. Every single scenario runs through my head in about two seconds flat.
By Nickie O'Hara on Wednesday, October 12, 2011
- 1.7 million children age 0-5 will skip breakfast
- 1.4 million children age 6-10 will skip breakfast
- 2.3 million children age 11-16 will skip breakfast
- 97% of teachers said that better concentration was a key perceived benefit of eating breakfast
- 84% of teachers said those students that eat breakfast are better behaved
- 79% said there is a clear link between breakfast and academic achievement
By Nickie O'Hara on Sunday, October 09, 2011
Anyway, when Kate (from KateTakes5) dropped "... a bit like my Debs when I ended up going with an asshole, but that's another story" into an email conversation I pushed for her to tell all via a Listography then maybe the shame would be diluted. Instead she offered me the hosting rights so you can head on over there and see if she's actually shared it when you've finished here.
So, considering I met my husband not long after my 18th birthday, my own "worst dates" are pretty thin on the ground but there were a few. Now, before you read any of these remember I was young, innocent and impressionable...
By Nickie O'Hara on Friday, October 07, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Tuesday, October 04, 2011
No, seriously. *sad face* He was one of my 1970's hero. I yearned for the Multi-Coloured Swap Shop roadshow to rock up near to where I lived so that I could swap some of my old Mandy annuals for the board game Go For Broke. I applied to go on Cheggers Plays Pop but never heard back. I even bought the record "I Wanna Be A Winner" by Brown Sauce...
By Nickie O'Hara on Monday, October 03, 2011
By Nickie O'Hara on Sunday, October 02, 2011