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Known Facts About Pregnancy You Probably Didn't Know

19 Mar 2024  |  herfamily.ie
Pregnancy can lead to unexpected symptoms beyond morning sickness and fatigue, such as sympathetic pregnancy in partners, babies tasting flavors in the womb, back acne, heightened sense of smell, and an increase in heart size. These symptoms range from physical to psychological and are influenced by hormonal changes. Sources like Healthline, Baby Centre, HSE, and Mayo Clinic provide insights into these conditions.

Irish woman Samantha Vaughan's diagnosis with lung cancer after getting 'ear, nose and throat infections constantly'

17 Mar 2024  |  rsvplive.ie
Samantha Vaughan, an Irish mother diagnosed with lung cancer, shared her story to encourage others to trust their instincts regarding their health. After contracting Covid-19 and experiencing persistent respiratory issues, she pushed for further medical investigation, which led to the discovery of a tumor in her right lung. Despite the challenges, including the inability to perform a biopsy due to an artery's position, she underwent surgery to remove half of her right lung. The cancer was identified as a non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma, stage two, grade three. Samantha praised the care she received at Cork University Hospital and is currently on a targeted treatment with Osimertinib (Tagrisso), which she accessed due to additional government funding for cancer treatments. She spoke ahead of Daffodil Day, a major fundraising event for the Irish Cancer Society, and highlighted the importance of support services like the Cúisle Centre. Her experience underscores the significance of fundraising for cancer research and support organizations.

This is why premature babies are given octopus teddies

22 Feb 2024  |  herfamily.ie
Premature babies in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) are given crocheted octopus teddies because the tentacles mimic the feel of an umbilical cord, providing comfort and familiarity. These teddies are knitted by groups like 'Octopuses for a Preemie' and can help babies avoid grabbing at cords and wires. Parents are encouraged to scent the teddies with their smell to help with separation anxiety. The teddies also serve as a keepsake of the birth story.

Ariana Grande is releasing new music this week

12 Jan 2024  |  her.ie
Ariana Grande is set to release a new single titled 'yes, and?' on January 12th, marking her return to the music industry after a hiatus since 2020. Fans have expressed their excitement over the announcement. Grande has been focusing on her acting career, notably being cast as Glinda in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked, which is scheduled for release in November 2024. She will star alongside Cynthia Erivo, Ethan Slater, Jonathan Bailey, and Michelle Yeoh.

Shanna Moakler shares how the Kardashians influenced her kids

09 Jan 2024  |  her.ie
Shanna Moakler discussed the impact of her ex-husband Travis Barker's relationship with Kourtney Kardashian on their children, expressing feelings of parental alienation and the challenges of competing with the Kardashians' wealth and fame. She described the allure of the Kardashian lifestyle for her children and her inability to match it, leading to hurtful comments and comparisons. Despite feeling unfairly portrayed by the media and resenting the Kardashian family's influence, Moakler emphasized her unconditional love and support for her children.

I had to audition for The Drifters Girl stage show after watching my friends perform in it

07 Jan 2024  |  buzz.ie
Ashford Campbell was inspired to audition for 'The Drifters Girl' after seeing friends perform in the acclaimed stage show, which is set to have its Irish premiere at Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre. The musical, running from January 30 to February 3, tells the story of The Drifters and their manager Faye Treadwell, who fought against racism and sexism to achieve success. Ashford, who plays Ben Nelson and Rudy Lewis, discusses the challenges of portraying real-life figures and his favorite moments and songs from the show. He also reflects on his love for music and his career in stage shows, expressing a desire to create something new in the future.

First Dates Ireland: all you need to know about new RTE TV series

01 Jan 2024  |  www.buzz.ie
First Dates Ireland bartender Neil Kenna discusses the upcoming season of the show, which begins on January 4 on RTE Two, highlighting the humor and interesting characters featured. Kenna, who joined the show in January 2022, shares his favorite aspects of working on the series, including the camaraderie with the team and the family-like environment of the production crew. He also talks about his surprise at being recognized frequently due to his role on the show. Kenna provides insights into the dynamics of first dates and encourages applicants to be themselves. Additionally, he expresses excitement for his new role as general manager of The Dunmore, a restaurant in Rathmines, which has received positive feedback since opening.

Harry Styles fans relieved as singer ditches buzzcut

01 Jan 2024  |  her.ie
Harry Styles has grown out his buzzcut, much to the relief of his fans who were distressed by his previous haircut. The singer was seen with longer hair in a recent photo, sparking positive reactions from fans. His mother, Anne Twist, defended him against negative comments on social media. Styles has kept a low profile since his 'Love on Tour' shows, and was last seen with a shaved head at a U2 concert with his girlfriend, Taylor Russell.

Her's most anticipated books of 2024

01 Jan 2024  |  her.ie
A curated list of the most anticipated books for 2024, featuring works from renowned authors like Marian Keyes, Kiley Reid, and Colm Tóibín, as well as emerging Irish writers. Highlights include Marian Keyes' 'My Favourite Mistake', Kiley Reid's 'Come and Get It', and Colm Tóibín's 'Long Island'. The article emphasizes the excitement and high expectations for these upcoming releases, encouraging readers to pre-order and look forward to a year filled with compelling reads.

My predictions for the TV shows and movies set to be a hit in 2024

31 Dec 2023  |  www.buzz.ie
The article previews various TV shows and movies anticipated to be hits in 2024, including 'Criminal Record' on Apple TV+, 'True Detective: Night Country' on Sky Atlantic, 'Masters Of The Air' on Apple TV+, '3 Body Problem' on Netflix, and 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' on Prime Video. It also mentions the final season of 'Vikings: Valhalla', the supernatural horror 'Night Swim', 'Wicked Little Letters' starring Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley, the spy thriller 'Argylle', 'Dune: Part Two' with Timothée Chalamet, 'Challengers' directed by Luca Guadagnino, 'A Quiet Place: Day One', 'Joker: Folie à Deux' with Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga, and 'Paddington In Peru'. The article lists the cast members and provides brief synopses for each production.

Line-up for The Late Late Show New Year’s Eve special is revealed

30 Dec 2023  |  herfamily.ie
The Late Late Show's New Year's Eve special on RTÉ will feature a variety of guests from the comedy, music, broadcasting, and acting industries, including Midge Ure, Maverick Sabre, and Niamh Kavanagh. Hosted by Patrick Kielty, the show will also have performances by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and others, with Anna Geary presenting live from Dublin Castle at the New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert.

Anna Geary pens moving post after first Christmas without brother

29 Dec 2023  |  her.ie
Anna Geary, a presenter, shared a heartfelt post on Instagram about coping with her first Christmas without her brother Thomas, who passed away in November after a short illness. She emphasized that it's okay to struggle during the holidays and encouraged finding small joys and leaning on others for support.

Bridgerton: Netflix releases new look at season three

26 Dec 2023  |  her.ie
The third season of Bridgerton will be released on Netflix on May 16th, with Irish actress Nicola Coughlan taking the lead. The season will explore the love story between Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton, with Penelope seeking independence and Colin grappling with his feelings for her. The season promises to be tantalizing, with part 2 airing on June 13th.

I didn’t get my kids much for Christmas and I don’t feel bad at all – neither should you

19 Dec 2023  |  www.herfamily.ie
A mother shares her perspective on not spending much on Christmas gifts for her young children, emphasizing that the holiday should focus on traditions and time spent together rather than expensive presents. She reassures other parents in similar situations and highlights that young children often do not understand or care about the value of gifts. The article includes supportive comments from other parents who share similar experiences and views.

These are the floral names tipped to be popular in 2024

18 Dec 2023  |  www.herfamily.ie
Spring-inspired floral baby names are expected to be popular in 2024, with Eflorist curating a list of top names for boys and girls based on historical data. Names like Juniper, Azalea, and Orion are among the unique and beautiful options highlighted.

This iconic 90s rom-com could be getting a sequel

15 Dec 2023  |  Her.ie
Julia Roberts has expressed interest in reprising her role for a sequel to the 90s rom-com 'My Best Friend’s Wedding,' a film she believes is underrated. She shared a potential plot idea involving her character and has the support of co-star Dermot Mulroney, who is also open to the idea. The cast's appreciation for the film resonates with the author's own admiration.

Zoe Sugg gives baby girl super unique name

13 Dec 2023  |  herfamily.ie
Zoe Sugg, an influencer, welcomed her second daughter, Novie Nell, with fiancé Alfie Deyes. The name Novie, meaning 'new one' or 'God of beauty', is considered unique and adorable by fans. The couple, who had their first child in August 2021, will be celebrating their first Christmas as a family of four.

Mum sparks debate over Christmas Eve birthday party

13 Dec 2023  |  HerFamily
A mother has initiated an online debate after expressing her surprise that her child was invited to a birthday party on Christmas Eve. She shared her thoughts on Mumsnet, stating that Christmas Eve should be spent with family, not at a birthday party. Other users responded with mixed reactions, some understanding her point of view, while others defended the right of the birthday child's parents to hold the party on that day, especially if that is the child's actual birthday. The discussion highlighted the challenges of having a birthday during the festive season and the varying opinions on how to celebrate it.

Travis Kelce to ‘pull out all the stops’ for Taylor Swift’s 34th birthday

13 Dec 2023  |  her.ie
Travis Kelce is planning an extravagant celebration for Taylor Swift's 34th birthday, including a romantic dinner and a semi-surprise party with her close friends. Speculations about a possible proposal are circulating. Swift, named TIME's Person of the Year for 2023, shared insights into their relationship, highlighting their private beginnings and mutual support. The couple has been dating since July and went public in the autumn, following Swift's split from Joe Alwyn.

Am I wrong for telling my sister not to name her baby after me?

08 Dec 2023  |  www.herfamily.ie
A Reddit user named Margaret Emily, who goes by the nickname Robyn, shared her discomfort with her sister's decision to name her baby Margaret after her. Despite Robyn's dislike for her own name, her sister insisted on honoring her in this way, leading to a disagreement when Robyn did not react positively. Redditors responded with various opinions, some suggesting it was inconsiderate to put Robyn on the spot, while others offered humorous advice.

Phillip Schofield is set to make his broadcasting comeback

08 Dec 2023  |  her.ie
Phillip Schofield, the former 'This Morning' host, is reportedly set to return to broadcasting, potentially joining a major commercial radio station in the UK. This follows the publication of an external report clearing ITV of covering up Schofield's affair with a younger colleague. Industry insiders suggest that Schofield could secure a lucrative deal to return to radio broadcasting, marking a fresh start for the presenter.

Comedian Mark Mehigan reveals his 'secret project'

01 Dec 2023  |  her.ie
Comedian Mark Mehigan has announced the release of his debut book, 'This Is Not A Self-Help Book', which will explore themes of sobriety, mental health, and personal transformation. The book, set to hit shelves in 2024, reflects on Mehigan's own experiences with alcoholism and his journey to recovery. He hopes the book will inspire others who feel trapped by their behaviors and thoughts to believe that change is possible. Mehigan also shared his engagement to 2FM's Doireann Garrihy.

Fair City's Rebecca Grimes lifts lid on real life "personal and intimate" winter wedding

30 Oct 2023  |  www.rsvplive.ie
Rebecca Grimes, known for her role as Hayley Collins in Fair City, is eagerly anticipating her upcoming winter wedding. She shares her excitement about the Christmas holidays and her plans to have a more relaxed and organized festive season. Rebecca's wedding will feature a personal touch with her friends Nyree Yergainharsian and Mairead officiating the ceremony. She reflects on her character's tumultuous year in Fair City and expresses hope for a brighter future for Hayley. Rebecca also discusses her appreciation for being part of the show's Christmas storylines and the camaraderie with her co-stars.

Richard Meek on his love for Dublin and being a part of the ‘incredible’ Rocky Horror Show

10 Oct 2023  |  www.buzz.ie
Richard Meek expresses his deep admiration for the Rocky Horror Show, highlighting its significant impact on his life and career. He shares his excitement about performing in Dublin, praising the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the city's atmosphere. Meek reflects on his long-standing connection with the show, the unique audience interaction, and his favorite musical moments. He also discusses his early passion for acting, his dream roles, and his experiences in other notable productions like The Producers and & Juliet.

Dermot Bannon has told how he still gets nervous when a new season of Room to Improve goes out on air

06 Oct 2023  |  www.buzz.ie
Dermot Bannon shares his ongoing nervousness about new seasons of 'Room to Improve' airing, likening it to sending kids to school for the first time. The show, returning for its 15th season on RTE One, reflects current economic challenges, with tight budgets and some projects not fully completed. Bannon emphasizes the importance of prioritizing essential renovations over aesthetic choices and highlights the value of older townhouses and available grants. He enjoys the personal connections formed with homeowners and remains engaged with audience feedback on social media.

Sandy Kelly says becoming a mum creates unconditional love and it lasts forever

20 Apr 2023  |  www.rsvplive.ie
Sandy Kelly, who recently released her first studio album in thirty years, is embarking on her Leaving It All Behind Tour, which will take audiences through her life story and career-defining songs. She shares personal anecdotes, including her unconditional love for her son, her admiration for Johnny Cash, and her favorite memories, books, movies, and beauty products. The tour begins on March 1 and concludes on March 28, with performances across various venues in Ireland.

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Embracing the Grey: Lockdown and Letting Go of Hair Dye

09 Aug 2020  |  SHEmazing!
Keeley Ryan shares her personal experience with premature greying, starting from when she first discovered a grey hair at 16. She recounts the various methods she used to hide her grey hair, including dyes and hair accessories. The lockdown due to the pandemic halted her regular hair maintenance, leading her to reconsider her approach to her greying hair. As she observed the natural transition of her hair color during lockdown, she began to accept and even like her grey hair. Although she's not ready to fully embrace going grey, she has decided to stop using root-hiding products for the time being.

Kat Ellis on the chilling inspiration behind her latest novel

09 Aug 2020  |  SHEmazing!
Kat Ellis, the author of the horror novel 'Harrow Lake,' discussed her book and inspirations in an interview with SHEmazing. She shared her love for the horror genre, citing classic horror films and Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca' as influences. 'Harrow Lake' is the story of Lola Nox, daughter of a horror filmmaker, who encounters the dark secrets and legends of Harrow Lake, including the eerie Mr. Jitters. Ellis talked about the psychological aspects of horror and her approach to creating the legend of Mr. Jitters. While she has no definite plans for a sequel, she mentioned potential ideas for revisiting the story, particularly focusing on the character Cora. The novel is published by Penguin and is currently available for purchase.

Paul Mescal on Bringing 'Normal People' from Page to Screen

23 Apr 2020  |  Her.ie
Actor Paul Mescal discusses his role as Connell in the BBC/Hulu adaptation of Sally Rooney's novel 'Normal People'. The book, released in 2018 and long-listed for the Man Booker prize, is brought to life on screen with Rooney's involvement as co-producer and scriptwriter. The series, co-directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie Macdonald, is produced by Element Pictures. Mescal shares his experiences of portraying the character and the challenges of translating internal monologues from the page to the screen. He emphasizes the relatability of the characters and his connection to the role. Mescal also expresses his hopes that the series will meet the expectations of the book's fans. 'Normal People' is set to premiere on RTÉ on April 28.

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