Trick or treating with a nut allergy

To take the scare factor out of Halloween, we asked our colleague, Gillian, what tricks and treats she has for her son who has a severe nut allergy.

26/10/2018   by Gillian Fox  

Radio DJ Stephen Clements takes on the Play Pact challenge

“I’m a Dad, and sometime it’s so easy to just sit in front of your phone, get the kids to sit in front of the TV.” Putting down his phone and turning off the TV, he made a pact with his kids Poppy (7) and Robbie (3) to be more active – indoors and outdoors.

30/09/2018   by Stephen Clements  

Confessions of a (minor) phone addict

In an ever changing world, children’s phone and screen usage can be a worry. As a parent, I’m not alone in saying that I worry about how this impacts on my child’s sleep, the amount of physical activity she gets, her mental health and her relationship with me.

05/09/2018   by Aileen McGloin  

What is your child drinking?

Sugary drinks are linked with weight gain and tooth decay. They include fizzy drinks, squashes, cordials, juice drinks and energy drinks. As part of our Childhood Obesity campaign one of our key messages was to replace sugary drinks with water.

06/04/2017   by Anne Parle  

The difference between pregnancy 1 and pregnancy 2

I have watched with great amusement over the years the difference in my female friends’ and families behaviour during pregnancy number one and subsequent pregnancies. I did a quick survey to ask them the main differences for this blog. Here’s what they said... 

30/07/2015   by Aileen McGloin