Happy New Year mamas! To help banish January Blues we’ve teamed up with @firstfortnight , the mental health arts festival that runs for the first two weeks of January (get it?!) They’ve given us 2 pairs of tickets to Sally Denver Matthews, a humorous one woman show on the plight of being a first time mum! Sally + Stephen + 2 bottles of Malbec = Heidi. Gilly O Shea’s popular one-woman exploration of motherhood returns with a twist... An unexpected pregnancy has changed Sally’s life. But at least she still gets to see her friends (in photos) and to wash her hair (but not condition it). Mum, mam, mutter… whatever you go by, it’s the most difficult job you’ll ever have. This time Sally would like new parents to hear her story without having to book a babysitter, so B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Baby) to the ‘Mammy Matinees’. Dads/ guardians are welcome too. No baby? No problem! Come to an evening show. Thu 3 Jan - Sat 5 Jan, 2.30pm / Wed 2 Jan - Sat 5 Jan, 7.30pm Smock Alley Theatre. The two pairs of tickets are for the shows in Smock Alley Theatre valid 2nd -5th Jan. Simply tag a mama you’d love to bring with you below to be in the draw. #mumsofinstagram #maternalmentalhealth #banishjanuaryblues #mumssupportingmums #comedy #competition #smockalleytheatre
The final competition in the M Word's Big Festive Giveaway is the perfect stocking filler, as we’ve got 5 copies of @officialtommedian new DVD ‘Under the Influence’ up for grabs! The legendary and hilarious Irish comedian bring us all the mighty madness from his show at the Water Rats Venue, Kings Cross, London. As if receiving instructions from a strange and distant star, Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage refusing to take anything seriously. This new show is all about the heroism of everyday life and the huge effort it takes just to survive the ordinary. Dancing round the stage like a hunchbacked Mick Jagger and using language like the drunken offspring of Patrick Kavanagh and St Brigid, he weaves a tapestry of chaos, empathy and life loving wit. Funny true stories and wild imaginings go hand in hand in this latest offering from this particular failed priest. For your enjoyment only! Tommy Tiernan ‘Under The Influence’ is a fab stocking filler (€14.99) and is on sale now from all good retails stores nationwide. To win one of our 5 copies up for grabs just comment below!
Goodie Alert! Hands up who’d like to be on our next Real Review Panel? Yes, our fabulous panel is back and once again we want YOU to be part of it. We’re looking for 2 M Word readers to join us on our panel for some real, honest and fair reviews. This time we’re putting the amazing @spotlight_whitening to the test, with a box of their must-have Teeth Whitening Strips, Toothpaste and Pen for each participant to get that picture perfect smile for the party season. In order to be in with a chance of nabbing a place on the panel, simply comment below telling us why you should be on it! And yes, our WIN THE PANEL competition is back too, which means once the reviews are in there will be five sets of goodies up for grabs for you! #review #teethwhitening #mumsofinstagram #mumsquad #goodies #giveaway #wewantyou #brightsmile
The M Word's Big Festive Giveaway continues a chance to win an amazing festive family break at @killasheehotel * * Enjoy the winter wonderland that is Killashee this Christmas with a fabulous prize of an overnight stay for 2 adults and up to 3 children with full Irish breakfast and access to the complimentary Killashee Kids Camp. The prize also includes full access to the Leisure Club, Fairy Woodland and playground, a 10% discount card for Kildare Village, 2 for 1 entry to Russborough House and 2 for 1 entry to the Irish National Stud Visitor Attraction Centre. To book your break see https://secure.killasheehotel.com/bookings/packages2 * * * Fancy winning? Then to enter, simply be sure to follow both The M Word and @killasheehotel and comment below. Winner announced on Monday 17th December over on our Facebook page #mumsofinstagram #mumsquad #competition #giveaway #christmasbreaks #christmascompetition #familybreaks #win
If you've always wanted to to give writing a go, but you weren't sure where to start, then why not make giving us a shout one of your new years resolutions! * * * We are a platform for mums to write and share their stories. We’re a really friendly bunch and are all about supporting and encouraging mums. * * Plus each month the best story wins €100. DM us or follow the link in the bio #writersofinstagram #mumssupportingmums #mumsofinstagram #writerswanted #amwriting #bloggers #mumsquad #shareyourstory #storycompetition #writingopportunities
The M Word's Big Festive Giveaway continues with more goodies up for grabs! @winterval_waterford , the largest Christmas festival in Ireland, is taking place until 23 December in Waterford city. This year is bigger and better than ever with a brand-new Santa experience and an enchanting attraction courtesy of the award-winning Spraoi. There are over 60 free and ticketed events ready to be enjoyed (see the full programme at www.winterval.ie) And we are giving one lucky M Word follower an EXCLUSIVE GOLDEN TICKET family pass (two adults and two children) to some of the top attractions at this year’s festival. To be in with a shot you must follow both The M Word and Winterval’s pages and simply comment below to be in the draw. Lucky winner will be announced next week over on Facebook
You’ve read the verdict of our little reviewers of the three @mothercareirl toys they put to the test on our real review panel and now it’s you chance to WIN THE PANEL! That’s right, we’ve got a brand spanking new - Key Boom Board Bosch Workbench Soft Stuff Tool & Dough Bumper Set Up for grabs from the lovely peeps at Mothercare! The ideal Christmas presents, these toys got full marks from our panel. To enter, simply tell us below in the comments which toy your little one would love to win and why! And don't forget you must like us and Mothercare Ireland to be in the draw. #competition #giveaway #mumsquad #mumsofinstagram #irishmums #christmastoys #giftideas
Time to get festive as we’ve got a family pass for you and your gang to hop aboard a magical train journey along Santa’s Journey Roundwood @santasjourney to visit the man himself for a truly spectacular experience not to be missed. This stunning enchanted journey takes place in the woodland foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. Set off from Gingerbread Junction and arrive in Northpole Station before families will enjoy and an audience with Mrs. Claus in her winter cabin. Families will then continue the journey to a special mini show with Santa’s funniest elves in his winter workshop followed by an individual meeting with Santa Claus himself. All children will receive a complimentary gift from Santa Claus (provided they are on the nice list!) and professional photography and festive treats will be available for purchase at this magical Christmas experience. So if you fancy being in the running to win this magical family pass (2 free adult passes and 3 free children’s passes to Santa's Journey with 3 x professional photographs included) for this Sunday 25th November, then simply comment below! And if you’re not lucky enough to win, don’t worry you can order tickets for this festive day out on Santa's Journey Roundwood Santa’s Journey kicks off this Sunday the 25th of November and runs every weekend until Christmas in the beautiful grounds of Djouce Golf Club, Roundwood, Co Wicklow.