Mind

Manners Matter. Here’s Why…

It’s become apparent, in the last few years especially, that manners are being left by the wayside. Perhaps it's down to the proliferation of gormless world leaders, maybe it's not. Either way, this is something, you, dear reader, need to keep on top of. Why are you being directly targeted? Because manners – much like… Continue reading Manners Matter. Here’s Why…

Mind

Will The Additional €84million Change Our Mental Health System? #WorldMentalHealthDay #NowWereTalking

This time last year, when the Government released their budget with a comparatively pithy "€35 million" dedicated solely for mental health purposes, I went on an almighty rant. Having had personal experience of the mental health "services" in this country, €35million wasn't even going to touch the sides. Now that yesterday's budget is allocating over… Continue reading Will The Additional €84million Change Our Mental Health System? #WorldMentalHealthDay #NowWereTalking

Baby, meals, Mealtimes

Breastfeeding, Bottlefeeding, Can We All Just Support Each Other?

TheJournal.ie asked me to write a feature about breastfeeding, which is somewhat ironic considering it's something I've zero experience of. I sent over the below copy, which was exceedingly verbose; so, if you'd prefer to read the more succinct and balanced version, please make your way to TheJournal.ie's Family Magazine, otherwise, stay put for the… Continue reading Breastfeeding, Bottlefeeding, Can We All Just Support Each Other?

Reviews

This Mama’s Got Smartz… A Top Tip This Road Safety Week

Picture the scene... you're trying to haul a baby car seat while juggling a load of bags, a flighty toddler and a tween who needs some sort of screen intervention stat. In short, no one's listening to you and there're are cars zipping by – oh, and it's twilight for 70% of the time for… Continue reading This Mama’s Got Smartz… A Top Tip This Road Safety Week

meals, Mealtimes

Mammy’s P*ss Easy Fish Cakes…

In hindsight, that's an unfortunate title, but it's out there now so hey. As an aside; the likelihood of your kids eating large hunks of fish is nil, so consider this a quick dinner that requires minimal assembly. Or you could flake the fish down so they don't notice it, up to you. What will… Continue reading Mammy’s P*ss Easy Fish Cakes…

meals, Mealtimes

A Family That Eats Together; The Importance of a Regular Sit-down Meal…

After we all stop guffawing at the prospect of our kids happily gnawing on such an array of non-frozen foods not swaddled in breadcrumbs; you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a free stock photo of a dinner table that doesn't include several bottles of wine or someone bending seductively over a pizza.… Continue reading A Family That Eats Together; The Importance of a Regular Sit-down Meal…

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#BackToSchool Usually Only Means One Thing… Lots of Parasite Parties. Of COURSE We Have Tips!

Of course, we're referring to your common head louse – not the litany of 'FUNZONE' birthday parties that will be rammed into every weekend from now until next July. You’ll never forget the first time your kids get lice. It’s cemented more in your memory than the first time you got the little buggers yourself… Continue reading #BackToSchool Usually Only Means One Thing… Lots of Parasite Parties. Of COURSE We Have Tips!

Baby, Mind

10 Things Nobody Tells You About… Being a Parent

The ironic thing about attempting to manage a parenting blog is that you're too busy parenting to manage said parenting blog... On the upside, I've also been busy getting actual work off the back of this blog, so I need to (try to) keep on top of it #ParentingMantra101 Below is an article I wrote… Continue reading 10 Things Nobody Tells You About… Being a Parent