meals, Mealtimes

Mammy’s Fake Bakes: 3 Minute Chocolate Chip Cake

The magic of microwaves, eh?! While this isn't the most attractive looking creation, it can be dressed up once cooked and tastes divine. Well, as delicious as a microwaveable cake can taste. Here is what you'll need. And, remember, a tablespoon is 1.5 dessert spoons. • A large enough bowl (a decent breakfast bowl will… Continue reading Mammy’s Fake Bakes: 3 Minute Chocolate Chip Cake

Baby, Mind

Back in Yer Box: The Government’s ‘Initiative’ to Boost Baby Making; Good News or Just a Band-aid?

Firstly, apologies for the fact that this post really should've been penned yesterday; let's blame the very demanding family and the fact there's still a certain amount of trauma from writing this. So, in case you missed the news yesterday, it was announced that Minister for Children – Katherine Zappone – is looking at a… Continue reading Back in Yer Box: The Government’s ‘Initiative’ to Boost Baby Making; Good News or Just a Band-aid?

Mind, Reviews

Perpetual Winter Getting You Down? Some Must-See Netflix Documentaries To Keep You Going…

Listen, it's the Winter that just won't quit. Even the 5-year-old has taken to sporadically roaring "SUMMER?! HAS ANYONE SEEN SUMMER? I'M LOOKING FOR SUMMER." The long and the short of it is; if you have no money to go anywhere given the average night out costs in the region of €200 (no, really, it… Continue reading Perpetual Winter Getting You Down? Some Must-See Netflix Documentaries To Keep You Going…

Body, Mind

Sent Home to Miscarry: A Personal Take On Why #Repeal Must Happen

WARNING: This article is graphic in nature. It took Simon Coveney quite some time to consider the facts regarding repealing the 8th. He has educated himself extensively regarding all matters, which can only be a good thing; he educated himself. Being sent home to miscarry at "theoretically" 11 weeks was enough education for me. I… Continue reading Sent Home to Miscarry: A Personal Take On Why #Repeal Must Happen

Mealtimes

Mammy’s Fake Bakes: DIY Cupcakes

Want to create a cost-effective birthday cake that's 90% icing (you know they only eat the icing) and you don't have to carve into slices while several 5-year-olds circle you at speed? Do stick around, because you've only come to the right place! The first thing you need to do is get yourself to Lidl and… Continue reading Mammy’s Fake Bakes: DIY Cupcakes

Baby, Mind

Mum Writes Open Letter to Husband Who, Effectively, Won’t Let Her Sleep…

His snoring isn't the issue. Nor does he keep her awake, pestering for "wifely duties." He simply won't look after the kids. It's possible he's of the opinion that "Well, I've been at work all day and now I've to deal with this noisy thing" and that it's "woman's work." OK, best stop there as,… Continue reading Mum Writes Open Letter to Husband Who, Effectively, Won’t Let Her Sleep…

Mind, Seasonal, Uncategorized

Snowed In? Tips To Help Cabin Fever With Kids

Lads, this is even worse than Christmas because you physically can't leave AND they don't have new toys to occupy them. We've been pretty much housebound since Wednesday morning, apart from a failed tobogganing attempt that afternoon which ended with much wailing from all parties involved. While the requests for Netflix/TV/screens in general, are incessant… Continue reading Snowed In? Tips To Help Cabin Fever With Kids

Seasonal, Travel

Storm Emma – #ThingsYouNeedToKnow: Travel, Curfews & Helpful Sites

National emergency dudes broadcasting live on RTE's One O'Clock News stating there will be no buses in Dublin tomorrow, no Darts/Luas from around Midday, and we're all to be home from 4pm until Friday afternoon. Things just got serious... And there I was fretting about the teenagers launching snowballs at the 4-year-old. As the country will… Continue reading Storm Emma – #ThingsYouNeedToKnow: Travel, Curfews & Helpful Sites