Baby, Body

Tips To Keep The Kids Cool in The Heaaaayte…

Buy them a fedora, natch. No, really, that's the first tip; it doesn't have to be a fedora but they obviously need to have an array of hats. You'd think one or two would do, but at the rate my 2-year-old is losing them a surplus of hats is recommended. OK, so it's not exactly… Continue reading Tips To Keep The Kids Cool in The Heaaaayte…

Baby, Mind

Did You Know That Today is #MaternalMentalHealthDay? #NoShame #RealMotherhood

Well, it is. In fact, it's #MaternalMentalHealthWeek all week (Monday, April 30th – Friday, May 4th), but understandably it's flying under most Irish Mammy's radars what with the Cervical Check scandal, and the plethora of Anti-Choice propaganda being thrust into eyeballs at every turn. So what is Maternal Mental Health Day all about? It's an… Continue reading Did You Know That Today is #MaternalMentalHealthDay? #NoShame #RealMotherhood

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?

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…

Baby, Body, Travel

Anyone Ever Offered You a Perch While Pregnant? The Great Seat Debate…

Everyone's experience of being pregnant on public transport during rush hour is unique to them, this is just mine by way of a gauge. In a word... it was disappointing. Speaking as someone with two older sisters, one of which had to make the daily rush hour commute twice a day until 38 weeks pregnant,… Continue reading Anyone Ever Offered You a Perch While Pregnant? The Great Seat Debate…

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

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…