4 months exclusively breastfeeding.

    Today I woke up in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates at 5.30 am for the very last time. For the past four months I’ve woken at the crack of dawn in order to pump so that in my absence there is...
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40 things we all LOVE about living in the United Arab Emirates.

1. Not paying tax. 2. Petrol Prices. Driving a 5.7. litre jeep (which we felt was necessary for safety reasons) and filling her up for 160 dirhams (€40). 3. The weather. Never having to see if it’s sunny because it’s...
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Bab Al Shams: An Oasis in the Desert.

After a busy week of looking after Harry Bear (who was poorly) and missing Daddy who was in New York we managed to escape to Bab Al Shams for a few days with the Morris family. What a weekend! I...
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What Limerick means to me.

I feel lucky to have grown up in a city steeped in so much history and culture. I think I was acutely aware of Limerick’s history from a young age, and knew it was not normal to see an ancient...
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Promotion with Dora D Photography for the month of May only!

If you’ve been meaning to do a photo shoot with the family then now is your chance!   For the month of May only Expat Mom + Dad readers have the chance to grab a special promotional shoot with the...
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Things I didn’t know about Pregnancy!

I found the first trimester the hardest. Constant nausea is horrible. We were in France one week (luckily I wasn’t working that week) and I couldn’t get up off the couch. I could just about drink tea. Usually when I’m...
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To co-sleep or not to co-sleep, that is the question.

One of the biggest questions we ask ourselves as Mums when we are expecting is how we are going to approach the issue of sleeping arrangements. As with any baby related question I tend to think back to what we,...
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Welcome to the World Henry Thomas Maguire!

He’s here! And he’s absolutely perfect. After a long and amazing labour (worth a blog post of its own) our little bundle arrived on March 4th, 2016 at 7.38 am in Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai.   Thank you to...
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Things I didn’t know about newborns (but learned very quickly).

  You don’t need to ever set an alarm again. You now have your very own human alarm clock. A very cute morning person who wakes up loving his life and full of beans but an alarm clock nonetheless. You...
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5 of the best babymoon destinations in the Gulf.

    5.The Meydan Hotel Dubai The Meydan Hotel is not somewhere I would have even thought of when booking a baby moon destination but my sister Ceara very generously gave us a voucher for a one-night stay in the...
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