Stop the fight before it begins
Pregnancy & Parenting Magazine
by donna
11M ago
Training in Krav Maga has given me the confidence to keep myself out of harms way, writes Donna Ahern This time last year, as the country opened up following rollover lockdowns, in a social capacity, I found myself making up for lost time. As a journalist, I was doing the rounds on the social circuit, going to press launches, Christmas events and catching up with friends. Due to the fact that Dublin city was bustling, trying to nab a cab was near impossible. As I live close enough to the city centre, I found myself walking home more often than not. In order to protect myself my weapon of choi ..read more
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WHEN IT’S OK, NOT TO BE OK
Pregnancy & Parenting Magazine
by donna
11M ago
Why its so very important to get your child talking about their feelings, writes Esther Marshall. No parent likes to see their child struggle but with the last year a half’s challenges it has brought to us and our children we are starting to see a huge increase in children suffering. In the last 3 years the likelihood of a child having a mental health problem has increased by 50%. 1 in 6 children between the ages of 5-16 are likely to have a mental health problem. This means there is, now more than ever a need to get children comfortable with understanding their feelings and talking about t ..read more
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Pregnancy Bloating
Pregnancy & Parenting Magazine
by donna
11M ago
We all suffer from bloating at some stage during our pregnancy. Here’s some helpful advice and tips to combat this condition. My stomach was flat last night and now, I look 5 months pregnant, what happened to me?” Bloating can occur from week 11 of pregnancy, right up until the very end. However early pregnancy boating can be perfectly normal. You are not alone if you have gone to bed one night and woken up with a belly the next day. What causes bloating? Your trousers might feel a little tight but it isn’t because you have been eating too much. It is largely down to the change in hormones t ..read more
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PEA, BACON AND MINT SOUP
Pregnancy & Parenting Magazine
by donna
11M ago
Trisha Lewis (aka Trisha’s Transformation) is on a mission to change her life and shed 13 stone – and she’s over halfway there. Trisha’s 21-Day Reset helps you build the foundations of a resilient weight-loss plan, so that when you fall off the wagon you don’t have to beat yourself up – you simply reset. This is so simple and easy to make. Adding the spinach at the end will give your soup a burst of green colour and give your body a burst of vitamin D and nutrients! This is a very summery soup, as it’s light yet filling at the same time. I use frozen petit pois as they are smaller and sweete ..read more
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CREAMY CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM RAGOUT
Pregnancy & Parenting Magazine
by donna
11M ago
Trisha Lewis (aka Trisha’s Transformation) is on a mission to change her life and shed 13 stone – and she’s over halfway there. Trisha’s 21-Day Reset helps you build the foundations of a resilient weight-loss plan, so that when you fall off the wagon you don’t have to beat yourself up – you simply reset. This is very reasonable in calories and yet it feels very indulgent at the same time. If you would like to bulk up the meal and the nutrition, serve it with a big bowl of blanched broccoli and peas. A true hug for your belly! Serves 2 INGREDIENTS low-calorie cooking spray salt and black pepp ..read more
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HOMEMADE HASH BROWNS WITH STREAKY BACON AND POACHED EGGS
Pregnancy & Parenting Magazine
by donna
11M ago
Trisha Lewis (aka Trisha’s Transformation) is on a mission to change her life and shed 13 stone – and she’s over halfway there. Trisha’s 21-Day Reset helps you build the foundations of a resilient weight-loss plan, so that when you fall off the wagon you don’t have to beat yourself up – you simply reset. This dish requires very few ingredients and very little effort to make – easy but impressive! Hash browns are very similar to potato rösti. Pop a poached egg on top and away you go. A few slices of avocado on the side are a nice extra but would increase the fat. Hash browns can be quite bla ..read more
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UNDER PRESSURE
Pregnancy & Parenting Magazine
by donna
11M ago
Your blood pressure will be checked at every antenatal appointment, but why is it so important? Writes, Heather Alton You probably never gave your blood pressure a care in the world before you became pregnant. But now that you are expecting, you will have it tested regularly. Here’s why … Blood pressure is a measure of the function of your hear and blood vessels, and gives information about the condition of both. It is written as two separate numbers, for example 120/170. The first, the systolic pressure, is the maximum pressure in an artery at the moment when the heart is beating and pumpin ..read more
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Scarf Style EDIT
Pregnancy & Parenting Magazine
by donna
11M ago
Here’s our top pick of scarfs in autumnal shades that’ll keep you snug without comprise on style this Autumn.   Studio Scarf €56, River Island   Animal Striped Woven Scarf €41, Oliverbonas.com   Pointelle Scarf €35, FatFace   Cream Faux Fur Pom Scarf  €4, Penneys   Main Image: Notting Hill Check Blanket Scarf, €23.50, Accessorize The post Scarf Style EDIT appeared first on Pregnancy & Parenting ..read more
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NEW HALLOWEEN-WEAR FOR KIDS!
Pregnancy & Parenting Magazine
by donna
11M ago
Frugi has dropped a new Halloween collection and we are loving it! Frugi’s new Halloween collection for kids is in line with the spooky season with a fun, unisex print that has friendly spider characters wearing colourful rainbow boots. The range includes adventure-ready outfits that are perfect for half-term, matching family socks, and cosy nightwear, great for snuggling into after an evening of trick or treating!   Rex Jumper  €32 – €37     Adventure Applique Top €23 – €27    Printed Snug Joggers    €32 – €34   Port Isaac Pyjamas €30 – €3 ..read more
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Aldi And The IRFU Launch Cookbook In Support Of Barnardos
Pregnancy & Parenting Magazine
by donna
11M ago
In a bid to raise €1 million by the end of 2022, Aldi and the IRFU has announced the launch of their very first cookbook, ‘Home’, with all profits going towards Barnardos, one of Aldi’s official charity partners. Available exclusively in Aldi stores nationwide now for €11.99, ‘Home’ features 72 family friendly recipes developed by the IRFU high performance chef Maurice McGeehan and enjoyed by Irish Rugby players while on Ireland duty. These recipes have been nominated by over 55 Irish players from the Women’s, Men’s and 7’s squads, and offer an insight into Irish Rugb ..read more
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