Mind

Shopping Lists, Spiced Beef & Hot Water Bottles…

Clearly, a "mandate" hasn't been issued of a Monday in quite some time (probably months), which is a good thing as it means I've been very busy. It's also a bad thing, as it means I've been very busy. 1. Stop freaking out over not having everything done for Christmas. It'll get done when it… Continue reading Shopping Lists, Spiced Beef & Hot Water Bottles…

Body, Reviews

Hands Up Who Needs Thicker Hair Post Partum?!

On your face? Noooo... Enough of that has been sprouting on the smig since teendom. In fact, I've always been reluctant to try hair supplements for that very reason... However, since a bald spot has been cultivated across the crown since the birth of the firstborn, I've obviously reconsidered. There you are, four months into… Continue reading Hands Up Who Needs Thicker Hair Post Partum?!

Mind, Uncategorized

Baby Blues or PND… What’s ‘Normal’ & What’s Not

First thing's first - whether it's PND or the Baby Blues, it is all normal. Repeat – it is all normal. What isn't "normal" are new/exacerbated behavioural issues that arise post delivery that last more than two weeks. When the public health nurse called around three days after we got home from the hospital with… Continue reading Baby Blues or PND… What’s ‘Normal’ & What’s Not

Baby, Body, Mind

Bump Etiquette: Getting People to Back the F**k Away From Your Belly

An article about bump bombardment posted on Today FM today got me reminiscing regarding unsolicited bump patting. Here's something I wrote for Beaut.ie back in 2016when 26 weeks pregnant with the now 17-month-old... Week 26: "Your baby's eyes - which have been closed for the past few months (so that the retina could develop) - are… Continue reading Bump Etiquette: Getting People to Back the F**k Away From Your Belly

Mind, Uncategorized

Ten Easy Ways to Cut Down on Disposable Plastic…

Everything seems to be swaddled in some form of cellophane or unrecyclable plastic. It seems unavoidable; for example, how can you buy a punnet of raspberries from a supermarket without unrecyclable plastic being involved? Presumably, cardboard is too expensive or something... Anyway, don't be deflated, there are a few things you can do to start cutting… Continue reading Ten Easy Ways to Cut Down on Disposable Plastic…

Mealtimes, Mind

Shizzle The 4-Year-Old Said…

The questions are relentless. RELENTLESS. But I'm trying to soak them up considering that, in roughly nine years time, she probably won't want to converse on any level. So, with that in mind, here's a celebration of what the chislers say before, you know, they cease all form of communication. Apart from texts requesting lifts.… Continue reading Shizzle The 4-Year-Old Said…

meals, Mealtimes

Fruit Smuggling 101: Mammy’s Bog Standard Banana Porridge Pancakes

That's them there; no lashings of maple syrup, no Greek yoghurt, no flourish of berries, just plain old porridge pancakes. By all means, if you have all of the aforementioned knocking around the kitchen then feel free to add them at will, I just don't want to scare anyone off who may be thinking "Christ,… Continue reading Fruit Smuggling 101: Mammy’s Bog Standard Banana Porridge Pancakes

Mind, Reviews, Seasonal

Acceptable in the 80s: 10 Halloween traditions that wouldn’t be invented today

Cast your mind back... to a time of bin bags, pillowcases and 'going around the houses' with a herd of other 9-year-olds in the dark of night accepting nuts off strangers and setting fire to shit. Happy memories. Anyone of a certain vintage will remember the below traditions fondly, the rest of you - you haven't lived!… Continue reading Acceptable in the 80s: 10 Halloween traditions that wouldn’t be invented today