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Surviving Ophelia: Ten Things to Consider This Morning

Yesterday was like Christmas Eve... Not taking the eerie silence into account; bread, batteries and booze were filling most shopping trollies hurtling around the shop I was in. A poor cashier at one point roared at her manager "Ah JAYSIS Johnny, make it stop, it's bedlam in here!" We've been advised not to go outside… Continue reading Surviving Ophelia: Ten Things to Consider This Morning

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Did World Mental Health Day Get Everybody Talking?

Indeed we Irish are entering the final hours of World Mental Health Day. Hopefully, it's opened up a dialogue amongst the greater public who probably weren't surprised to hear that one in four of us will experience a mental health issue in our lifetime. One if four of us were also sexually abused as children, so… Continue reading Did World Mental Health Day Get Everybody Talking?

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“Baby Will Cost You €15k Before 1st Birthday”… Some Tips to Avoid That Mammoth Price Tag

"Travel Systems" costing in excess of a grand... Mattresses for the pram, the Moses basket, followed by the crib, and the cotbed. Applicable bedding for all the aforementioned... The avalanche of baby toys... Baby clothes they grow out of in the space of two weeks... the mountain of nappies... We've not even addressed the issue of… Continue reading “Baby Will Cost You €15k Before 1st Birthday”… Some Tips to Avoid That Mammoth Price Tag

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Motivational Mantras, Toenails & Bin Charges

Let's just dive right in as there are certain declarations that have been ruminating through the brain for over a week and they clearly need exorcising... 1) Continue to strive for two showers a week. Continue to strive for two showers a week. Continue to strive for two showers a week. 2) Stop mumbling "I must remove… Continue reading Motivational Mantras, Toenails & Bin Charges

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15 Things Repeated to My Kids On a Daily Basis…

"BE CAREFUL". That's what's said about a million times a day in this house. However, parents aren't meant to say "be careful" anymore. It's not specific enough by all accounts. Observe the 29 other things you can say instead, such as "I’ve noticed that there are a lot of fallen trees and sticks to trip… Continue reading 15 Things Repeated to My Kids On a Daily Basis…

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Five Aims: Help the Exercise Bike Fulfil its Life Purpose

Who can believe it's week three of the school year already? Week three and the child hasn't eaten one lunch. Not one bloody lunch that's been slaved over. To save the hassle of cutting heart shaped sandwiches, let's just fast forward to balling the lot into the corner of the lunch box, before impressing one… Continue reading Five Aims: Help the Exercise Bike Fulfil its Life Purpose

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“It’s 10pm. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?”

Of course, you do, it's only Junior Cert Results night and you've phoned them numerous time already. They're staying in yer one's house and everything is under control. You're not stressed. You know your child and they would not do anything stupid. And sure you can track their phone, no biggie...