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?

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…

Body, Reviews

Hands Up Who Needs Thicker Hair Post Partum?!

On your face? Noooo... Enough of that has been sprouting on the smig since teendom. In fact, I've always been reluctant to try hair supplements for that very reason... However, since a bald spot has been cultivated across the crown since the birth of the firstborn, I've obviously reconsidered. There you are, four months into… Continue reading Hands Up Who Needs Thicker Hair Post Partum?!

Baby, Body, Mind

Bump Etiquette: Getting People to Back the F**k Away From Your Belly

An article about bump bombardment posted on Today FM today got me reminiscing regarding unsolicited bump patting. Here's something I wrote for Beaut.ie back in 2016when 26 weeks pregnant with the now 17-month-old... Week 26: "Your baby's eyes - which have been closed for the past few months (so that the retina could develop) - are… Continue reading Bump Etiquette: Getting People to Back the F**k Away From Your Belly