Heavens above - where do I begin? It should have been a pleasant trip to the supermarket with the added bonus of picking up a few festive bargains, instead, it turned into a Gladiator-style shop battle where only the fittest shopper with the quickest trolley manoeuvre survived.
The dangers associated with hot appliances, liquids and bath water are being highlighted in a video being launched today by the Public Health Agency (PHA), in association with local councils in Northern Ireland.
HOME births have always been the preferred choice of a relatively small number of mums-to-be but interest has increased since it was reported that the duchess of Cambridge is considering having her third child at home.
So, how's your Christmas shopping going? Whilst I don't want to cause any further panic or anxiety - after our frightful dalliance with Miss Ophelia this week - do you know it is just nine weeks until Christmas? Nope, I'm not joking.
THE first Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland and Laureate na nÓg, the Republic's laureate for children’s literature, are to join forces in a new creative writing project for primary schoolchildren.
DO YOU have countless battles with your child over their maths homework? Does the way they subtract, multiple and divide baffle you? Do you still get nightmares over your own childhood maths lessons? If the answer is yes, you are not alone.
Q: Can mindfulness help when giving birth? A:"The practice of mindfulness in pregnancy has been shown to benefit women amazingly well during labour, birth and post-birth, says Riga Forbes,author of Mindful Pregnancy & Birth (Leaping Hare Press, £8.