Parenting Tips & Touching Tales From 12 Top Parent Bloggers

As sponsor for Best Writer category at the recent Irish Parenting Bloggers awards, we invited all nominees in the category to share a favourite post of theirs with our readers. From parenting tips, to heartfelt poignant stories, here are 12 outstanding contributions from top Irish Parenting Bloggers.

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They Grow Up so Fast – Best Writer Category Winner

enjoy them while they are smallThey grow up so fast, kids. In what feels like the blink of an eye, you’ve gone from nappies and night feeds to homework and play dates!

Blogger Tric from My Thoughts on a Page, was the winner of Best Writer Category at Irish Parenting Bloggers Awards. In this touching post, she tells us to enjoy them while they are small.

20 Changes in Us, When We Become Parents

20 Changes in Us, FeaturedRaising kids is full of surprises. There are huge changes and surprises that occur in your life, especially as a couple, when you become parents.

Here, Sandra from A Modern Mommy’s World, tells us no matter how many parenting books you read, nothing will prepare for you for life as parent, or the changes that occur in Us when You and Me become Mommy and Daddy.

Tips You Should Know to Prepare for New Baby

10 Tips New Baby FeaturedSo you’re expecting your first baby, and you’ve been reading all the parenting books to help you prepare? Great! But are they really getting you ready for the day-day reality?

With hindsight, experience and a large dose of humour, Ellen from El and Baby A reveals her 10 Top Tips You Should Know to Prepare for a New Baby.

I Might Never Have Met You - miscarriage and miraclesI Might Never Have Met You

Have you experienced miscarriage or worried about it?

In this touching post, Eimear of Chirps from a Little Red Hen tells her story, I Might Never Have Met You – Miscarriage and Miracles.

Time Flies By When You Become Parents

Time flies when become parentsThe phrases ‘they grow up so quickly’ and ‘time flies’ are the insightful words of hindsight and experience. No one can utter those words until they have long embarked on life.

In this poignant post, Una of The Now Moment shares her experience of How Time Flies When You Become Parents.

Useful Breastfeeding Tips for Moms to Be

breastfeeding tipsHave you been considering breastfeeding when your baby is born?

Mum and blogger, Tracey Quinn, of Love Of Living – A Lifestyle Blog gives 15 Useful Breastfeeding Tips For Moms to Be hoping to breastfeed their new baby.

Sugar & Spice And All Things Nice

Sugar Spice all things creepy crawly“Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of”. But sometimes little girls have a love for all things creepy-crawly?

Olivia from Put The Kettle On tells how her 4 year old girl loves all animals, even the small creepy ones – Sugar & Spice and All Things Nice and Creepy Crawly.

Baby-tastic Things to Do on Maternity Leave

keep calm i'm on maternity leave featuredYou’re on maternity leave and all you seem to manage to do is get up, feed, change nappies, scramble dinner together, never mind getting out of the house!

Mum Janine from gives some encouragement to new mums with 10 baby-tastic things to do on maternity leave.

A Postnatal Depression Story – My Friend, the Black Dog

Postnatal Depression Story - Black Dog FeaturedHaving a new baby, for many women, is the start of a happy journey, but for 15 out of every 100 new mothers, it can be the onset of despair, immense sadness and inability to cope.

Lisa from Four Walls, Rainy Days tells her Postnatal Depression Story – My Friend, the Black Dog, in an attempt to abolish the taboo around this subject, and to encourage more people to speak out and ask for help.

Cracked my First Egg and Made Pancakes

Cracked_My_First_Egg_and_Made_Super_Easy_PancakesCooking with kids is a fun way to spend some time together, and provides a great opportunity for learning – from numbers and letters, to teamwork and time. Also getting kids involved in creating their meal from a young age, fosters an interest in where their food comes from, and they are more inclined to eat it.

Laura of My Toddler Cooks shares her toddler’s joy and delight, at cracking her first egg, and making super easy pancakes.

Co-Sleeping with a 5 Year Old

C-sleeping with a 5yr oldEver found that after years of sleeping in their own bedroom, your child suddenly wants no other bed but yours?!

Award winning Irish mammy and guest blogger Kellie Kearney from My Little Babog Blog, shares her story about co-sleeping with her five-year-old.

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