Mind, Seasonal

Struggling to Keep Kids Away From Screens this Summer? THIS is the Answer…

No, really, this is the answer. Indeed it is another “print it off and stick it on the fridge” offering. Indeed I do need a bigger fridge… If no have no room left on your fridge either, you may want to tape this to the TV or your child’s device instead...

Mind, Seasonal

Working at Home With Kids? Summink Mammy Wrote for TheJournal.ie

For over four years, I've been struggling to work from home with first one and now two kids. On the upside, a few tips have been picked up along with way... ‘SO, HAVE YOU any summer camps booked?’ was the question doing the rounds on the last day of school. When I told my fellow… Continue reading Working at Home With Kids? Summink Mammy Wrote for TheJournal.ie

Mind

Shizzle The 5-Year-Old Said… A Little Mermaid Special

To confirm, I've not been on holidays for three weeks, rather it took a week to recover from the holiday. To put it another way; there are still unpacked suitcases in the bedroom. As ever, it was the firstborn who motivated me to post something. She started banging on about how much she loves Ariel.… Continue reading Shizzle The 5-Year-Old Said… A Little Mermaid Special

Mind, Travel

Mammy’s on Her ‘Holliers’… Sort of…

You may (or may not) have been wondering why there's been no daily post as promised... You may (or may not) have been thinking "See, that yoke can't stick to anything", but please believe me when saying I've been searching desperately (mostly because it means I get some time away from actual mammy duties) for… Continue reading Mammy’s on Her ‘Holliers’… Sort of…

Mind, Reviews

Still Feeling Physically Ill after Claire Byrne’s Referendum “Debate”? Some Practical Things You Can Do…

You'd be forgiven for thinking "Ah, there's Claire now, tentatively bidding adieu to anything resembling order and dignity". In fact, she was probably telling Dr. Peter Boylan that she'd be back to him in a minute, you know, once the horse had stopped bolting... Before we get to the practicalities in the aftermath of the… Continue reading Still Feeling Physically Ill after Claire Byrne’s Referendum “Debate”? Some Practical Things You Can Do…

Mind

Monday Mandate: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…

Easier said than done though, isn't it? You could be heading off to the sun for a few weeks with your family – adventures and memory making on the cards – when, inside, you are dreading every single millisecond of it. Why? Because you constantly sweat the small stuff. So, with that in mind... 1.… Continue reading Monday Mandate: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…

Mind

Mammy’s Moment of Zen… Serotonin Boosting Music Just in Time for Bedtime

Binaural Beatz, innit. Stay with me; this is a thing – and it works. Well, it did for me. As you may or may not be aware (invariably the latter), sleep is a fleeting, almost mythical experience in our house at the minute, thanks to Screamy McScreamy Pants. Therefore, when she does grant us sleep,… Continue reading Mammy’s Moment of Zen… Serotonin Boosting Music Just in Time for Bedtime

Mind, Reviews

Corrie’s Suicide Storyline…

"What a waste. He had the world at his feet, really... And a big dark cloud hanging over his head that none of us could see." That face... That face right there. That's the face of someone who does not want to be here anymore. The face of someone who laughs, smiles, jokes when they're… Continue reading Corrie’s Suicide Storyline…