RSVP Magazine

Parents, Are you Ready for Exam Time?

With the Junior Cert and Leaving Cert having started the stress levels in Irish households are at an all time high. While the teenagers struggle with the horror that is doing an exam, parents also have to deal with the anxiety and pressure that goes part and parcel with study. To make every parents life […]

Parent Reveals Sleep Struggles

One mother has revealed that she has not had a proper nights sleep in over four years. Since giving birth, Anna has struggled with sleep deprivation with her son waking up at 10, 12, 2, 4 and 6 every night. She said that she does not let him into the bed and thinks the reason […]

Aisling O’Loughlin Gives Some Bitter Advice

Aisling O’Loughlin has given some very bitter advice to her son Patrick. After looking for some biscuits off his Mammy, the Xposé presenter instead offered him a zesty treat. “Go suck on a lemon! And he did,” she joked. “It may not be the best parenting advice but it certainly worked the other day when […]

Aisling O’Loughlin Admits That Marriage Isn’t For Her

Aisling O’Loughlin has revealed that she has no interest in marriage. The Xposé presenter admitted that herself and partner Nicholas MacInnes won’t be tying the knot any time soon. “We are not religious. We are both flighty types – we could change our minds at any minute – so it’s good to have a get-out […]

Aisling O’Loughlin- Are you Keeping Your House too Clean?

Is there a price to be paid for keeping your house “too clean”? Well, that is the question being asked by Xposé’s Aisling O’Loughlin. “Here’s something else you’re doing wrong mums (the neat freak variety at least) – keeping the house too clean! Yes, you’re not exposing them to enough germs so their immune system isn’t tough […]

Aisling O’Loughlin Says Motherhood Brings Her Back To Her Youth

Aisling O’Loughlin has been reliving her own youth as she raises her own two boys. Bath time has brought it all back for the Xposé presenter. “Splashing in the bath is great fun until you get it in the eye. The lessons we learn along the way. Moments long forgotten but suddenly, delightfully remembered watching […]

Aisling O’Loughlin- Is it time to Separate School and Religion?

Aisling O’Loughlin has asked the big question?  is it now time to separate school from religion in Ireland? “Okay, I know this may hit a nerve but it has to be said… believe what you like, that’s your business but let’s leave it out of our Education System once and for all. I’m with Professor […]

Aisling O’Loughlin’s Kids Get a Makeover

Aisling O’Loughlin has shown off pics of her two boys after they gave themselves a home makeover “You know the silence. That just-too-quiet that forecasts trouble. And so it occurred to Nic and I, as we momentarily got distracted viewing photos in the kitchen, that the boys had gone mysteriously, worryingly silent in the hall […]

Aisling O’Loughlin Questions “Are Parents Too Soft”?

Are parents too soft nowadays? Should they be doing more to help their children succeed? “Nobody likes a pushy parent but could we be doing more to help our young ones excel? According to ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge, Darcey Bussell, we’re too soft on our children by failing to push them hard enough,” […]

Mother Bash Aisling O’Loughlin and You’ll Know All About It

Don’t mess with Aisling O’Loughlin, the Xposé presenter has spoken out against mother bashing. “Mother bashing seems to be the top pastime of the dull and idle. And God knows we’re easy targets, half of the time harried, sleep deprived, emotional and a bit antsy, it’s tough trying to do your best by your children […]

A Due Date For Kate As She Steps Out In Style A Final Time

There has been much speculation about the due date of Kate Middleton, but  the royal couple have been given April 25 as the expected date for the birth of their second child, according to the Daily Mail. As with her first baby, the duchess is due to give birth at the private Lindo Wing at […]

“Women can’t have it all” – Xposé Presenter Admits She Struggles

Aisling O’Loughlin has reveals she struggles to juggle her career and motherhood. The Xposé presenter revealed that she no longer believes women can have it all. The mother of two, had a difficult time last year as her long-term partner Nick MacInnes battled leukaemia, which doctors feared would be terminal. However, she remains optimistic, telling […]

Landmark fertility shows nutritional supplements improve fertility

  There was positive news for those having difficulty conceiving today, with the release of results from a landmark study on the impact of nutritional supplements on male and female fertility. The clinical study on pre-Conceive, showed that sperm motility was improved when the supplement was taken over a 90 day period. The study which […]

Parenting Blog: How to cope with sleepless nights

Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you having terrible sleepless night? Well parenting blogger Lucy O’Connor of Learner Mama has some great tips. The mum of: Emily (8), Matthew (5) and and Zoe (3) knows how to cope with sleepless nights 1. The old adage sleep when baby sleeps is probably the best, but most ignored, piece of […]

Samantha Mumba Looking Fit At Nine Months Pregnant

That’s one fit mama! With the physical stresses that pregnancy brings, many women will struggle to keep in shape, but even though she is due any day now, Samantha Mumba shows no signs of slowing down. The star has been posting gym selfies, showing off her her bump and toned physique. She has also shared […]

How to Deal With Fussy Eaters – Minis and Mum

Aedín Collins of Minis and Mum parenting blog has two kids, Róisín (3) and Eloise (14 months) and tells us how to deal with fussy eaters… We followed the traditional baby rice and pureed foods when introducing our first daughter Rósiín to solids. She’s a very picky eater now and I blame the bland baby mush […]

Parenting Blog: “Getting baby into a sleep routine”

Having trouble getting your baby into a sleep routine? Sylda Dwyer of Mind The Baby  is a a mum of Jonah, age 3 and she has some top tips. 1. In the first few weeks, the best thing you can do is go with your baby. 2. When they’re tiny, their needs are feeding, sleeping and cuddling […]

Aisling O’Loughlin: The Mother of all baby columns

In this months edition of RSVP, you can hear all about what Xposé presenter Aisling O Loughlin has to say about parenting and motherhood. First up, Aisling investigates the Danish perspectives on childcare and maternity/paternity leave. A nation renowned for their happy deposition, Aisling wants to see if this has anything to do with the […]

Parenting Blogs: How to deal with fussy eaters

Have you a fussy eater at home? Have you tried everything to get them to eat? Not sure what to do now? Well Sinead Fox of  Bumbles of Rice has some amazing tips for you. The mum of Ciarán (6); Cathal (4) and Laoise (19 months) knows how to deal with fussy eaters 1. If your […]