Body, Mind

After Seven Days, I’ve Still No Test Results… I’m Not The Only One

This day last week, at 4:10pm, I received a call from the National Ambulance Service asking if I could be in Tallaght Stadium at 5pm for testing. Seven days on, I still don't know if I have COVID-19. Undoubtedly, the below account of the last week will be familiar to many. Last Wednesday, an article… Continue reading After Seven Days, I’ve Still No Test Results… I’m Not The Only One

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‘My Hair Turned Curly’… 8 Mums Reveal the Unexpected Ways Their Bodies Changed Post-baby

Post baby bodies are always unexpected. Sure, I knew my belly was going to be a bit different, and my boobs were bound to be noticeably squishier. Even the extra hair on most extremities didn’t come as a shock. But some changes were entirely unforeseen. For example, I wasn’t aware my feet were going to… Continue reading ‘My Hair Turned Curly’… 8 Mums Reveal the Unexpected Ways Their Bodies Changed Post-baby

Baby, Body, Mind

Eight Mums Speak Out About How They Eased Their Birthing Fears

There's a multitude of ways to prepare for a baby's arrival. In fact, some would wager too many...  In the run up, there are the practical things to prep for a baby, such as washing a million teeny onesies in your preferred brand of non-bio. Then deliberating which ones to bring to the hospital, while… Continue reading Eight Mums Speak Out About How They Eased Their Birthing Fears

Baby, Body

Bellybutton, ankles and pelvic floor: 10 body parts that take on new significance when you’re pregnant…

YOU LIVE WITH your body, from the extremities to the intimates, every day of your life. Most likely you take it and its glorious functionality for granted – especially the bits you aren’t fully cognisant of. Then you get pregnant, and suddenly you’re hyper-aware of parts of your body you barely gave a thought to… Continue reading Bellybutton, ankles and pelvic floor: 10 body parts that take on new significance when you’re pregnant…

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7 ‘joys’ of pregnancy that most definitely weren’t joyful for me…

Leaving the GP's office six years ago, she took my hand, focussed her gaze and said: "Promise me one thing – ENJOY your first pregnancy; it's very different the second time around when you're running after a toddler." She wasn't the first or the last person to say that. "Enjoy your pregnancy." It should've have… Continue reading 7 ‘joys’ of pregnancy that most definitely weren’t joyful for me…

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‘No detectable heartbeat’: Miscarriage is devastating – here’s the advice I wish I was given after mine

I was was 11 weeks into my pregnancy when I saw the spotting. It was August 2015. During the scan that followed shortly after, the nurse told me she could see “something resembling a six-week-old foetus”. Did I have the dates wrong? At that point, it was hard to tell. “There is usually no detectable… Continue reading ‘No detectable heartbeat’: Miscarriage is devastating – here’s the advice I wish I was given after mine

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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!

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…