Uncategorized, Mealtimes

Mammy’s Stir-Fry Marinade – for Chicken, Pork, Beef, Prawns, Tofu, Veg….

Firstly, that header image is clearly a stock photo - I had meant to take a pic of the finished product but forgot entirely as had a major case of the h'anger.  There are prep pics, however, and that's the main thing. OK - you could purchase ready-made stir-fry or Teriyaki sauces for years and… Continue reading Mammy’s Stir-Fry Marinade – for Chicken, Pork, Beef, Prawns, Tofu, Veg….

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Heading to Hospital? Crumlin, Temple Street, Tallaght – We’ve Got Some Tales…

Having spent an inordinate amount of time in all the children's hospitals in the Dublin area - that being Crumlin, Tallaght, and Temple Street - it makes sense to turn those (at times) harrowing experiences into something cathartic and perhaps even helpful. Here's what I wish I'd known heading to A&E for the first time.… Continue reading Heading to Hospital? Crumlin, Temple Street, Tallaght – We’ve Got Some Tales…

Mind, Reviews, Travel

Going to Tayto Park? A Few Things You Should Know

After drowning in a suspension of despair for most of last week (meds not working/ hormones/cabin fever/full moon/who knows), I'd promised an AMAZING weekend to the 4-year-old on Saturday as she'd been housebound for all eternity. The only thing getting her (and me by extension) through the week was tunnel vision regarding a fun fair.… Continue reading Going to Tayto Park? A Few Things You Should Know

Mind, Uncategorized

Five Aims for the Week: Breathing… Just Breathing…

At the risk of sounding like the start of a vitamin supplement ad; with life as busy as it is, it's easy to forget and neglect yourself. August is traditionally a time when you kick back and enjoy your 'holliers', but that isn't always that easy. Especially with summer break cabin fever setting in... 1)… Continue reading Five Aims for the Week: Breathing… Just Breathing…

Mealtimes

Mammy’s Mystery Meatloaf

Why is it mysterious? Because it started life as a more traditional meatloaf and it's transformed into something far tastier and less heavy than a slab of minced meat, pork sausages and onion sitting in yer gut. Plus it looks a lot more appetising... well, as appetising as a brick of minced meat can be.… Continue reading Mammy’s Mystery Meatloaf

Baby, Home, Travel

Top Tips for Travelling With Kids

Sometimes, before an article is written, I casually ask the Mammy's Whatsapp group for additional pointers regarding a certain topic. The first bit of feedback received was off a mammy of three, who kept things typically succinct with the following nuggets - "Assume your partner is an imbecile. Check the dates on the passports." If only… Continue reading Top Tips for Travelling With Kids