Body

#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!

Body, Mealtimes

Stuck in a Chiggen Nugget Loop? Ten Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating…

It's like clockwork. Generally, the darling kiddlywinks will eat a wide range of whatever you have available – mashed broccoli, sliced fruit, diced avocado – gimme, gimme, gimme. And then the toddler diet emerges... your cherished cherub, who used to be so good with their food, will now only eat things that are swaddled in… Continue reading Stuck in a Chiggen Nugget Loop? Ten Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating…

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…

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

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

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?