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VIP COLUMN – THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF MUM ALISON AND TODDLER JAMES…As appears fortnightly in VIP Magazine.

I’M EVERYTHING I AM BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME” Wouldn’t it be great if every child could say that. Unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world and probably never will but that doesn’t mean we keep … Read More

Baby James’ Christening

The time is going by so fast and my Mum kept asking about The Christening. She wasn’t nagging but her generation presume you will be christening your baby. The church in Ireland has certainly done nothing for the cause but as a new mother I had to look deeper. I decided I wanted James christened, brought up with some guidance and faith. I do struggle with the idea of imposing a religion on my son though after attending a convent myself. However, I do feel that children need some faith as a moral compass for their upbringing. It does give them a sense of security and belonging to a community.

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Baby James’ Christening

The time is going by so fast and my Mum kept asking about The Christening. She wasn’t nagging but her generation presume you will be christening your baby. The church in Ireland has certainly done nothing for the cause but as a new mother I had to look deeper. I decided I wanted James christened, brought up with some guidance and faith. I do struggle with the idea of imposing a religion on my son though after attending a convent myself. However, I do feel that children need some faith as a moral compass for their upbringing. It does give them a sense of security and belonging to a community.

Read MoreBaby James’ Christening