ABCs of Our Little House in the Country … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

(This post is part of my “ABCs of” feature series where I highlight one blogger a week by sharing fun facts about them A-Z!  Click here for the rest of the posts in the series!)

Today I am featuring the ABCs of Our Little House in the Country.  Ciara is the lady behind the scenes sharing “thoughts, tips, tricks, tales and fun” from their lives.  With an extensive experience as a primary school teacher the blog is filled with great ideas for kids and families.  Check out her fun ideas for a Water Themed Birthday Party or her DIY Fairy Tale Castle!  So, here are …

The ABCs of

Our Little House in the Country


Age 35
Beverage of Choice Pinot Grigio in Summer, Shiraz in Winter and coffee by the litre every day!!!!
something you’d like to Change in your Life Slow down; how quickly my children are growing up!
favorite Diversion floristry, cardmaking, sewing, anything creative!
Essential start of the day Pint of water, followed by COFFEE, while nosing on Twitter, FB and Instagram!
Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Game Cranium
Height 5’2″
favorite Ice Cream flavor Honeycomb
Beloved piece of Jewelry My engagement and wedding rings
Kids (names & ages) Doodles 5yrs (boy) Oodles 2 1/2 yrs (girl)
Where do you Live Just north of Dublin, Ireland
Favorite Movie(s) One Day, Frozen (no choice but to love it as its on repeat in this house)
Nickname Cici
Occupation Primary school teacher – I’ve been teaching for 15 years and deputy principal of a large senior primary school for the past 6 years. I am currently taking a career break (unpaid leave) to be a SAHM to my little monkeys. In Ireland, public employees such as teachers are permitted to take a certain number of years “off” and then return to their same job/position after the agreed time – extremely helpful for parents of young children.
a weird thing in your Purse/bag Not that weird, but not in everyone’s bag – my asthma inhalers – I’m an acute asthmatic, but have it under control at the moment.
favorite Quote Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain!
Right or left-handed Right
Siblings 2 sisters and a brother – all younger than me!
Time it takes to get ready 10 – 20 minutes
Unusual Fact I broke a rib last year from coughing when I had pneumonia!
Best Vacation As a family – a recent camping trip in the South of France – AMAZING. Before kids – Travelling around Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar in Africa.
What makes you late Nothing – I am slightly obsessed with being on time or even early – drives my hubby insane lol !
Xrays you’ve had Pretty much every part of my body – was a very active child and had several fractures! Most recently was a chest xray and CT scan due to a serious illness last year.
Yummy food that you make Red wine beef casserole with mashed potatoes is probably my signature dish – perfect comfort food.
favorite Zoo animal Elephants or meerkats

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Hi Laura, thank you so much for including me in your series! Such a great way to get to other fantastic blogs and bloggers. Thanks again, have a great weekend. Ciara 🙂
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  2. Laura Hutchison

    My pleasure, Ciara! Thanks SO much for participating!

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