Trigger warning: article mentions eating disorders and anxiety. “𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙗𝙡𝙚𝙢 𝙤𝙛 𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨, 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙢𝙮 𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙢𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙖 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙚.”   Mum of two and mental health blogger, Naomi Barr, shares her latest musings on the run-up to the festiveRead More →

As we approach the end of summer, it can be easy for the family to veg on the sofa or fall into screen time at the evenings and weekends. Here are some budget friendly suggestions for family downtime together to make the most of the last week of the summerRead More →

HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL SUMMER BEDTIME ROUTINE FOR YOUR CHILD Summer is a wonderful season, with longer days offering up more time as a family to create fun and sun-soaked memories. However, when the evening falls and bedtime comes around it can be difficult to get the kids down.Read More →

You’ll know the physical and mental benefits of horticulture if you’re cultivating your own garden. But did you know many of these also cross over to children – and there are even some added advantages for kids? Here, we’ll cover why gardening is the best activity for your primary school-ageRead More →

The summer holiday has been the perfect excuse to forget the routine and mix things up a little bit. But with ‘back to school’ fast approaching, now is a good time to start thinking about getting to grips with slowly bringing that routine back. As we all know, the morningRead More →

Ramadan is here, but how much do those of other faiths, or none, know about this important religious festival? Former primary school teacher Catherine Lynch of education resource experts PlanBee takes a closer look at why and how Muslims celebrate Ramadan and considers what the whole family can learn from its customs and rituals…  A Pillar of Islam Ramadan is one of the FiveRead More →

No party is complete without some terror-ific tunes to get every witch and wizard in the mood for a devilish dance-off. We’re sharing our favourites to kick off the skele-fun and make it a Halloween hoolie to remember! “The Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.Read More →

Today is International and National Dog Day #NationalDogDay (26 August) a celebration of dog ownership of all breeds, and the perfect excuse for planning a trip with your four-legged friend. So with the help of our friends at Discover Northern Ireland, we’ve put together a list of dog-friendly accommodation, pubs and restaurantsRead More →

By Natasha Geary Ten years ago my opinion on gardening was something like this: It’s for ‘old’ people, people with time on their hands and people who aren’t fit enough to do anything else. This Christmas my favourite present was a five-year gardening journal! It’s full of pockets for plantRead More →

The big parades might be postponed but it’s still St. Patrick’s Day and if you and the kids are celebrating at home here’s our Ni4kids round-up of super suggestions for St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans… Crafty Kids ☘️ Rock Art. Search the garden for some round, flat pebbles paint white andRead More →

A tiny island in the Irish Sea is surprised to find itself the base for a new space programme – and the race for a local child to become the world’s first child astronaut – this is the gripping plot of The Space Programme, a brand new soap opera forRead More →

My name is Mya Toal-Allen. I’m 11 years old, from Crumlin, County Antrim, and I’d like to share my story about my passion for Irish Dancing and thank my mum and teachers from Doherty Petri, School of Irish Dancing,  in Belfast and New York who have worked so hard toRead More →