meals, Mealtimes, Uncategorized

Mammy’s Easy Peasy 4 Step Pancakes

Let's be honest, pancakes are just another conduit for Nutella, so don't be getting bogged down with recipes that call for baking powder, or cinnamon, or anything other than flour, eggs, milk and oil. 1• What you will need in cups and spoons, because who can be dealing with grams.  • Flour – 100 grams… Continue reading Mammy’s Easy Peasy 4 Step Pancakes

Baby, Body

Let’s Get Personal: Mammy’s Birth Story

This isn't the story of me emerging from my mother's nethers many, MANY moons ago. Rather, it's the tale of how someone who has always had an irrational fear of childbirth managed to have two children. The "ideal" is a natural birth, right? Preferably at home. Well, it's nicer to be in your own environs,… Continue reading Let’s Get Personal: Mammy’s Birth Story

Body, Reviews

We Gave RosehipPLUS a Whirl. Some Findings…

If like yours truly, the skin on your face has been reduced to sandpaper since the birth of your children, you may find this find handy. Plus, if you also have a couple of C Sections under your belt, this stuff kicks the arse off my previous MUST HAVE for post and prenatal care –… Continue reading We Gave RosehipPLUS a Whirl. Some Findings…

Baby, Body, Mind, Uncategorized

Grappling With Anxiety While Pregnant?

Of course you are, you're pregnant! AND you're stranded in a field of straw, which isn't ideal. On a lighter note, though, you've got to love free stock photos... If you ever start your own parenting site, this pic is entitled 'pregnant_nature_mom'. You're welcome. As for the anxiety, it was particularly bad during the pregnancies… Continue reading Grappling With Anxiety While Pregnant?

Baby, Body, Mind

10 Truths No One Tells You About The First 2 Weeks of Motherhood…

Firstly, this is a 'no frills' feature; there’s a reason people keep shtum about the baby bubble - and it's because the future of the human race depends on procreation. Secondly, this is only one person’s perspective. It’s an intensely personal experience. Some people have had much more positive experiences, and others haven’t been as fortunate.… Continue reading 10 Truths No One Tells You About The First 2 Weeks of Motherhood…

Mind, Reviews, Uncategorized

Listen Back: Mammy on ‘Sunday Breakfast with Alison Curtis’

The lovely Alison Curtis was kind enough to let me burble on about MakeMeAMammy.ie during a very enjoyable conversation with her that aired last weekend on Today FM. Why all the stumble tripping? It was a Sunday morning and I clearly hadn't quaffed enough coffee... If you fancy having a wee listen to us discussing the site,… Continue reading Listen Back: Mammy on ‘Sunday Breakfast with Alison Curtis’

meals, Mealtimes

Mammy’s Fake Bakes: ‘Nutoka’ Tartlets

Yep, it's one of "those"superfluous posts. There's a playdate en route. By way of preparation, you've hoovered halfway up the stairs... and rubbed a toddler toilet wipe around the slimy bathroom sink if (God forbid) someone ventures up the half-hoovered stairs. Then the realisation... there's zero treats for the impending herd. You're not hauling everyone… Continue reading Mammy’s Fake Bakes: ‘Nutoka’ Tartlets

Mind

Mammy to Partake in ‘First Fortnight’ Panel

Not just this mammy. Presumably, there'll be lots of mammies attending Gilly O'Shea's play Sally Denver Matthews, Sleep Deprived Mother given it'll resonate with the legion of sleep-deprived parents out there not taking care of themselves during this, the darkest two weeks for many. Fear not, for First Fortnight has returned again this year to challenge… Continue reading Mammy to Partake in ‘First Fortnight’ Panel