Family break in Kilkenny

Before we had a baby, we were quite accustomed to a weekend away. I love nothing more than lazying in a hotel on a Saturday afternoon, stuffed to the gills after an epic hotel breakfast. Or spending the evening discovering local bars in a new town or city in Ireland. However, since having Conor, weekends like this stopped for what I thought were obvious reasons. I have often seen friends and family pack up the car to head to a hotel with their kids for a weekend and I could never understand it! To me weekend breaks consisted of gin, meals out and lie ins. However, I was so wrong. As…

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Travelling with a baby

When I booked my holidays I had visions of a laughing baby and daddy in the pool, while mammy sipped on a cocktail at the side of the pool reading her book. Family dinners where the baby would sleep peacefully in his buggy, while we chowed down on the local delicacies. Nothing could honestly have prepared me for what it is really like going on holidays with a baby! While away I had a number of messages from mammies asking me to give my insight into traveling with a baby. I am by no means an expert in the area, but if my tips of tricks can help even one…

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Cancer Wellness at The Ice House Ballina

In 2013, as many of you know, I was diagnosed with cancer. It isn’t something I mention all that often on the blog. The Beautiful Truth was started as a distraction from being sick. My blog has always been my escape. My cancer free space. It was and still is my place to talk about stuff that is frivolous and a bit of fun.  Yet, when the Ice House in Ballina contacted me to review their cancer wellness centre, my interest was pipped. This was something I could talk about on the blog and hopefully help someone! When you’ve cancer, it is a time in your life that your energy levels…

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Things to do in Orlando

I know this is a break from my usual beauty posts, but as many of you know, I have spent quite a bit of time holidaying in the sunshine state and in particular Orlando. I often get emails, messages and snaps from readers asking me to recommend things to do in Orlando, so I decided with holiday season starting, what better way to kick things off then highlighting all my favourite things to see and do in Orlando. If you haven’t already booked your holiday, I would suggest renting a house with a pool, rather than going to a hotel. It can work out around the same price and sometimes…