Did You Miss Our Most Popular Articles on in 2015?

It’s been a busy year and we always like to take a look back and see which articles were enjoyed most by parents during the year. Did you miss any of our most popular articles in 2015? Grab a cuppa and catch up here!

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#1. The Last Time

the last time poemBy far the most popular article on Mykidstime this year was The Last Time Poem.

Parenting is such a busy time and before you know it they have grown up and left home.

Take a moment to read The Last Time poem, we think it’s beautiful.

#2. 50 Outstanding Places to Take Your Child This Summer

50 places 2015Mykidstime started in Galway in the West of Ireland and we always write features about this wonderful and beautiful country.

As parents, we are always on the lookout for great places that are child-friendly and fun to visit. We picked 50 Outstanding Places to Take Your Child This Summer in Ireland! On the list you’ll find a mixture of paid for and free places to visit, indoors and outdoors venues, old historical places and fun modern attractions.

#3. 10 Hacks for Parents for Organising Toys

10 Hacks for Parents to Organise ToysNot surprising that this is in the top 3 articles on Mykidstime. Every parent gets to experience “toy creep” as toys gradually take over every room!

Feeling overwhelmed by toys around the house? We have 10 great hacks for parents to organise toys to simplify and organise the family chaos!

#4. 20 Important Things You Should Tell Your Teenager

20 Important Things tell teenager headerAs parents we want to guide our children and teach them as best we can to grow into happy, responsible adults. The teenage years can be tough on them, and you!

Here are 20 Important Things You Should Tell Your Teenager to help them on their journey into adulthood.

You might also enjoy reading: You Know You Have a Teenager When…

#5. 20 Alternative First Communion Gifts That Are Not Money

Communion GiftsThe Communion season is upon us and families everywhere will be preparing to celebrate their son’s and daughter’s special day. If you have been asked to share in the day you will most likely want to bring a gift to the communion child. But what are the alternatives to money in a card?

Here’s 20 Alternative First Communion Gifts that are not Money, with something to suit every budget.

#6. Is Your Child’s Name on the Hottest Baby Names in 2015 List?

BabyNameberry, one of the most popular baby name websites has published the 100 hottest baby names of 2015 list. Is your child’s name on the hottest baby names of 2015 list?

To compile their hotlist, Nameberry looks at the girls’ and boys’ names that start to get the biggest jumps in views on their website, and then predict the names that will become much more popular over the coming years.

#7. 14 Glorious Girls Bedroom Ideas that Aren’t Just Pink

girls bedroom ideasIs your daughter’s room in need of a bit of a makeover? Here are 14 Glorious Girls Bedroom Ideas That Aren’t Just Boring Pink, and all guaranteed to make it such a super cool space she’ll want to get sent to her room!

#8. I Won’t Always Cry Mummy

dad and sonThis particular poem “I Won’t Always Cry Mummy” by Stephanie Turner really touched us.

(Tissue anyone??)

You might also enjoy: I Loved You From The Very Start

#9. The Difference Between Your First, Second and Third Child

baby-in-nappyBecoming a parent transforms every single aspect of your life. These transformations continue throughout your parenting journey especially with each child!

Hands up who has done the following?! Here’s the difference between having your first second and third child.

#10. Hot Toys for Christmas 2015

Christmas ShppingDon’t wait until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping! As the season approaches it becomes increasing difficult to find the toy you are after. This list will give you a heads-up on the most popular toys that are sure to be on every child’s list this year, and help you avoid the disappointment of finding it ‘sold out’ by leaving it too late.

Here are the Hot Toys for Christmas 2015 Top Predictions – the ‘Must Have’ list of toys that children will be desperate to get their hands on this Christmas

#11. 10 Go To Family Dinner Ideas Every Parent Should Know

family dinner ideasWe lead such busy lives, don’t we? Between nursery, childminder, school, work, after school and weekend activities, sometimes you get home and sigh at the thought of having to rustle up dinner for the family too.

Here are 10 Go-To Family Dinner Ideas Every Parent Should Know.

#12. 15 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes Your Family Will Love

15 slow cooker recipes featuredA slow cooker is a must in any house, but especially for a busy family household. They can be so versatile and needn’t be expensive at all, and because you are cooking dishes for longer, you can buy cheaper cuts of meat, thus saving you money in the long run!

Here are 15 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes Your Family will Love.

#13. 20 Things to Never Say to a Stay-At-Home-Mom

Multi-tasking motherWhether or not to stay home is a tough choice many Moms have to make and parents who opt out of jobs to raise kids are often met by a range of comments, from the silly to the downright rude!

Here’s a few of the worst things to say to a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM).

#14. 20 Things to Tell Your Daughter

mother walking with daughter338289_640Mothers and daughters have a special bond but the world can be a scary place for your little girl when she is growing up.

We’ve put together our own list of 20 Things To Tell Your Daughter. Now if only she’d listen!

You might also enjoy reading: Tina Fey’s A Prayer for My Daughter

#15. What Time Should Kids Go To Bed At?

sleeping-childDo you know at what time your child should be heading to bed, to ensure sufficient sleep before school?

A teacher from Wilson Elementary in Wisconsin posted this handy table on the school facebook page showing What Time Should Kids Go To Bed, and it’s had over 400,000 shares already!

#16. 50 things to do for your children that cost nothing but time

50 Things To Do For Your ChildThat Cost Nothing But TimeLooking for some ideas to entertain the kids? We asked parents what fun, free ideas they enjoyed doing with their kids.

From bug hunts to indoor picnics, here are 50 things to do for your children that cost nothing but time. After all, the best things in life are free!

#17. Tips for Parents on Getting Rid of Hair Lice

head-lice-comb-634Has the dreaded happened? The head lice have come home from nursery or school and you’re wondering how to treat them.

Here are 7 tips from Mykidstime parents on getting rid of hair lice.

#18. How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?

6 Secrets developing good sleeping habits kidsThe importance of a good night’s sleep has been researched and proven time and time again.

But do you know how much sleep your child should be getting? Find out in our guide on how much sleep do kids need.

You might also enjoy reading: Top Tips for How To Get Kids to Sleep Well

#19. Saturday Morning With and Without Kids

Ah Saturday morning. Long lie. Leisurely breakfast. Read the paper. Wait a minute! We’re parents! Saturday mornings are never going to be the same!

Take a look at dad and blogger Rob Fee‘s amusing take on An Average Saturday Morning With Kids vs Without Kids.

You might also enjoy reading: 20 Changes in Us When You & Me Become Mommy & Daddy

#20. To My Grown Up Son

newborn-606298_640Poems about sons growing up are always heartfelt (and will tug your heart-strings).

We think this poem “To My Grown Up Son” by Alice E. Chase is particularly poignant.

Over to you now. Is there any new content you’d like us to write for parents at Mykidstime? Tell us in the comments below!



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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls