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10 Tips for Raising Successful Children – Without Over-Parenting

Want to rais successful children? Then this video is a must watch for you. Julie Lythcott-Haims presented a fascinating Ted Talk about how to raise successful kids without overparenting. It is an eye-opener and deserved the standing ovation and over 2million views. Julie says "There...

The Best Baby Monitor 2018 – The Ultimate Guide To Buying the Right Baby Monitor

You are probably asking yourself "what is the best baby monitor? I will never forget the day when we brought our premature twins home for the first time.  Olivia and I were filled with both excitement and fear. We were going into the great...

Baby born at 30 weeks? 4 reasons you don’t need to worry

  What's it like having a baby born at 30 weeks? Firstly, I will tell you our preemie story then explain what it is like. My wife and I struggled through infertility and IVF for many years. It was the hardest time of our lives....

‘We had been through so much and fought so hard and I thought my son might die’

Here is my second article that was published for the Irish Times. In part two of James Doherty’s rollercoaster encounter with infertility, two becomes the magic number for him and his wife Olivia https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/we-had-been-through-so-much-and-fought-so-hard-and-i-thought-my-son-might-die-1.3187350 Proud parents Olivia and James with Max and Mathilda Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare...

IVF nearly broke us: My article for the Irish Times.

James Doherty and wife Olivia went through hell during three rounds of IVF treatment Family time on the balcony. Olivia with Max and James with Mathilda. Here is the article that I wrote for the Irish Times today. https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/ivf-treatment-nearly-broke-us-1.3180573?mode=amp       It was November 19th, 2016, and my...

‘It was a shot at my manhood, my confidence was knocked’ – Irish father of twins speaks candidly about fertility battle

Below is my story as featured on the fron page of the Irish Independent today: http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/it-was-a-shot-at-my-manhood-my-confidence-was-knocked-irish-father-of-twins-speaks-candidly-about-fertility-battle-35789635.html 'It was a shot at my manhood, my confidence was knocked' - Irish father of twins speaks candidly about fertility battle 3James and Olivia Doherty with their twins Max and Mathilda Caitlin...

47 Newborn baby Must Haves 2018- (Newborn Essentials)

What a six months it has been. Olivia and I have learned more in the last 6 months than we have in our combined 70 years on this planet. The first half year with twins was fun packed and there was never a dull moment....

How To Make Your Mornings Easier.

Your morning starts the night before. A great bedtime routine will make your morning easier. If you struggle with getting up early then you need to go to bed earlier. An easy morning doesn't happen by accident, you have to set yourself up to...

How Parents Can Use Gratitude To Beat Depression.

Several years ago, I was in a very dark place. I hated my job, lived for partying on the weekends and was diagnosed as infertile. Like any typical Irish man, I bottled up my emotions and fell into a depression. Nobody knew how I...

6 Scary Truths For All Parents of Twins

Parents of Twins spend their lives inside what feels like a tumble dryer. They are left spinning at the mercy of their twins and their schedule is based around washing and drying cycles. Parents react in one of two ways when they realise they are...

Our Infertility Journey: An Unconventional Success Story

When I was single, I had a pretty good picture of what I hoped my marriage would be. I knew life wasn’t generous enough to grant my every whim, but when I was ready to marry my dream girl, Sharon, I just knew we’d...

The 5 Hardest Things About Parenting Twins

Being a father(or mother) of twins feels like your life is in fast forward. Hours seem like minutes and days seem like hours. The saying "there are not enough hours in a day" finally has some meaning for twin parents. I was told that I...