With such an overwhelming positive response, here is Benji's Irish Times article, The "Big Bang" Brain Theory of Reading to Babies... Read More
When a change of plans for a charity run lead to something special.
A simple story that made me happy that I hope resonates with you...
For one day a month lets make homework simply snuggled up with mum and dad at bed time. This is a great story I think you’ll enjoy....
Having read a parenting article on Mummypages.ie about what parents should not say to their kids I felt compelled to write a response. It is very easy for a blogger to dish out advice of do's and don'ts pressurising parents who are already trying to do their best with Political correctness without offering any solutions or putting situations in context
We've all heard the expression, "You need a licence to have a dog but any fool can have a baby."
Now, admittedly I am one of those fools and I have had 4 babies so I'm glad they haven't brought in that law because if the
y did my kids would be off to the pound probably with half the kids in the country.
Before I start my blog I just want to say sorry it has been a while since my last blog as over the past 2 weeks I was away in London promoting and at present Jackie is away leaving me home alone with 3 nutty kids and no instructions, but at least were having fun.
"Quick Quick!" "Hurry Hurry!" "Come on we're late!" Give it to me I'll do it. No! you'll hurt yourself. Be careful I've just cleaned up. I'll do it you will only spill it. No! you'll make a mess. Don't do that. Stop shouting. Stop running around you'll break something. Be quiet your making too much noise. Look at the mess you've made.
Now look what you made me do!
All Sound Sound Fimilar?
Nothing like a bit of rowing on a beautiful day. You wouldn't think rowing in synch could be so hard to figure out but eventually Robbie and Molly figured it out and they got a nice rhythm going. They loved it and the laughs they had together - howling 🤩 Life's more fun when we work together
Forever Friends - I have always loved this photo as it reminds me of the natural and easy way Robbie and Molly are with each other. Even if they lock horns, deep down they have a truly strong and wonderful bond. Its an amazing mix of love and friendship. I get very sentimental knowing that. The beauty of being brother and sister for life Xx
Thank you so much for these wonderful books. I read them while pregnant and now I read them to my little boy. He is only 11 weeks and loves them. He goo's and giggles when it's story time. It's definitely helping his language development. My favourite is "Before you Sleep", my son loves "Adam's Amazing Space Adventure".
My son aged 5 loved reading Before you sleep for bedtime tonight ❤️ We snuggled in bed and read one page each... We chatted, laughed and dreamed about your amazing story. I thought of your angel Adam at each single page and thought you should. Be immensely proud of him. His story is making lots of children feel loved 🌈❤️🌈 Thanks
Oh Molly you are very inspirational boss. Molly not happy with sales & marketing strategy for this months Adam's Cloud management meeting. Its a takeover battle. Working together will be fun, fun, fun xx
Best ever family swim today. From my family to yours, wishing everyone in Adam’s Army a great family fun filled #stpatricksday and #weekend full of #happiness and of course lots of #love, Hugs and Kisses. Benji #family #familyfun #inspiration #familyfun
Molly hanging around as always. Love, Hugs & Kisses x
Jackie, Adam's mum is the source of my family's happiness and inspiration. She is a fully paid up member of the Wonderful Women in the World gang. To all the mums, grand mother’s sisters, aunts and daughters in Adam’s Army my thanks to you all for your Wisdom, your Courage, your Care, your Thoughts your Advice, your Love and for creating all that is good and pure in the world. #internationalwomensday #wonderfulwomen
The Beauty & Joy of reading together. Love, Hugs & Kisses Benji x #worldbookday #wbd2019 #shareastory #readtogether #childrensbooks #alwaysreading
World book day..... Tiernan picked his favorite book😊
Celebrating #worldbookday from Adam’s Bench in my beloved Brittas Bay Co Wicklow, the spiritual home and inspiration behind my Books and Adam’s message of Love, Hugs and Kisses. “Spend 10 Minutes at the end of each day and tell our children we love them before the go to sleep”. Enjoy your favourite book together. Love Benji
I received this really lovely message from a mum yesterday. It's always so reassuring of hear how much Adam's books and his message are loved and cherished in families everywhere. Love, Hugs & Kisses Benji Hi Benji My daughter Emma met you today in her school and received some of your wonderful books - she was mesmerised and we read 2 of the books tonight. She told me all about Adam being an angel (though I heard of you and your family before, it was lovely to hear it from a 5 year olds perspective). She absolutely lives the books as do I. I just wanted to say thank you for creating such wonderful stories ( and the illustrations are beyond amazing). it's a true testament to your family that you have kept Adams memory alive through the stories and encourage parents to spend that extra 5 - 10 mins having fun with their kids. It certainly made me think a lot more about valuing time more. So from my family to yours - thank you and all the very best to you all, always. Take care Sharon Gallagher #worldbookday
If you’re at home today looking out the window at the rain. My suggestion is to get the whole family outside for a walk. Your whole family will benefit every will feel exhilarated, happy ready for a well deserved cup of hot chocolate.
Molly and Robbie out earlier today in the Woods. They know now Nature is always there for them, that Nature never goes away. Nature is their friend, Nature will help them blossom and help them to feel free. Nature is for Life and so is Love Hugs & Kisses - Benji Xx #natureforkids #brotherandsister #lovehugskisses
These two always amaze me how much time they hangout together. On an oddly warm and sunny day like today it's endless hours after school just messing around playing ball and Hide & Seek. Robbie loves Bailey and Bailey loves Robbie. One boy and his dog... #dogbuddies #ilovemydog
Oran reading Adams Space Adventure to his little sister Orla. No matter how many times they hear them they listen like it was the first time.
Could it get more beautiful than this. My family safe, happy & spending time together to savour this Wonder of the World. There is always magic around us Benji xx #familyfun #nature #natureforkids #mountaintopview
There's nothing like the taste of a well deserved Nutella symbo with dad as a reward for getting up to the top of the mountain on a bike, but knowing that all the hard work is done and we have a fun easy descent down through a magical winding path carved through nature's beautiful thick forests, tastes even sweeter Enjoy your family rewards Love, Hugs & Kisses Benji x
T'was on a cold day like today when Molly was small and when she stood up straight she measured the whole length of my fleece. I put it on her to keep her warm and toastie. The cold that day didn't bother me as I loved her so much I would do anything to keep her safe, warm and loved. I remember getting hugs from ALL my family for the rest of that day as they worried about me being cold and wanted me to be warm too. This always stuck in my mind as a wonderful example of when you put family first you always get back more than you give. Love, Hugs & Kisses x Benji
Thoughts from a Mountain Top What a day, What a view. Hope you had a wonderful winter sun filled day too 💞
@ClareFM watch out for the fantastic bookreading event in all students in CBS Ennis with Benji.… https://t.co/3OTPAvZ5Ge
Love, Hugs & Kisses Shirley from one of your biggest fans, sorting out my socks all day 👨👧 #WorldDownSyndromeDay… https://t.co/sGpnfK08t1
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pity about the 'lucky' #TipOfTheDay https://t.co/0fNaRQfyvr
@sharontwriter @Bloodhoundbook great reviews are exciting also well done on your @WexfordLitFest long-list award -… https://t.co/Xb9oNboWD4
@MarieOHalloran2 @WexfordLitFest @sharontwriter hey - that's fantastic
Jackie, Adam's mum is the source of my family's happiness & inspiration. To all the mums, grand mother’s sisters,… https://t.co/gh4soffP6T
Celebrating #worldbookday from Adam’s Bench in Brittas Bay Wicklow the spiritual home & inspiration behind my books… https://t.co/p99m6TD4RK
Time is precious – don’t use it all on after-school activities https://t.co/5uxHnFxQQA via @IrishTimesLife Brillia… https://t.co/mduXo2wW32
lots asking me for my interview on Grief Encounters - here is the link of "winding your watch" https://t.co/5TTHQBSEPy
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