By Kerry Thomson My throat is scratchy, I have almost lost my voice – every bone in my skull aches and even my teeth hurt. I have sore feet. I have had three hours sleep since Friday. Flu? No…but I am ‘dosed’, as we say in Norn Iron. But IRead More →

George Burns apparently said: “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family…in another city.” It’s the holiday season which is supposed to mean goodwill to everyone, a time to be jolly and enjoy all the other wonderful Christmassy shenanigans that go on. But what about the other side ofRead More →

The Grand Opera House’s festive show has entertained generations of families with over 75,000 people attending the Theatre’s panto each year. A huge part of the tradition, the iconic May McFettridge will grace the stage once again for an incredible 29th year in pantomime as Dame May Trot in Jack andRead More →

The elves are super busy up at the North Pole making all those toys for Santa to deliver around the world on Christmas eve, but have the kids got in touch yet to tell him what’s on their wish list and how can they be sure he really knows whatRead More →

Sphero BOLT Having your very own robot is now no longer a space-age dream and both kids, parents and IT teachers, will fall in love with this tiny ball of fun. It not only has lots of impressive talents and tricks for playtime, easily keeping young minds enthralled and entertained,Read More →

In 2004 Chanda Bell, from Atlanta Georgia, sat down for a cup of tea with her mum Carol and together they wrote a children’s story based on a family Christmas tradition called The Elf on the Shelf. Now throughout the world in December, children go to bed wondering where their ownRead More →

Family law specialist at McCartan Turkington Breen, Belfast, Enda Lavery explains the rules and regulations around your child qualifying for a free bus pass. At the start of September, BBC NI reported that the parents of children at a secondary school in County Fermanagh say they have been left strandedRead More →

Planning the perfect celebration? Meet the experts who take the pressure off parents and put the party on, ensuring your child’s once-a-year special event is their best birthday bash ever! GET READY TO PARTY AT DUNDONALD INTERNATIONAL ICE BOWL With one of the fantastic single or double activity party packages,Read More →

Family law specialist at McCartan Turkington Breen, Belfast, Enda Lavery offers expert advice on what to do if your child is a victim of bullying at school… It seems no time at all since your child was enthusiastically throwing their schoolbag to the back of the wardrobe andkicking off their well-wornRead More →

Interview by Nadia Duncan  Children’s singer/songwriter Kyle lives in Oldcastle Co. Meath with his wife Brigid and their two young children. Kyle provides original, entertaining and engaging music for families with young children that speaks to both the experiences of childhood and parenting. His songs are drawn from many musicalRead More →