Mind

Manners Matter. Here’s Why…

It’s become apparent, in the last few years especially, that manners are being left by the wayside. Perhaps it's down to the proliferation of gormless world leaders, maybe it's not. Either way, this is something, you, dear reader, need to keep on top of. Why are you being directly targeted? Because manners – much like… Continue reading Manners Matter. Here’s Why…

Mind

Will The Additional €84million Change Our Mental Health System? #WorldMentalHealthDay #NowWereTalking

This time last year, when the Government released their budget with a comparatively pithy "€35 million" dedicated solely for mental health purposes, I went on an almighty rant. Having had personal experience of the mental health "services" in this country, €35million wasn't even going to touch the sides. Now that yesterday's budget is allocating over… Continue reading Will The Additional €84million Change Our Mental Health System? #WorldMentalHealthDay #NowWereTalking

Baby, Mind

10 Things Nobody Tells You About… Being a Parent

The ironic thing about attempting to manage a parenting blog is that you're too busy parenting to manage said parenting blog... On the upside, I've also been busy getting actual work off the back of this blog, so I need to (try to) keep on top of it #ParentingMantra101 Below is an article I wrote… Continue reading 10 Things Nobody Tells You About… Being a Parent

Mind

‘You Should’ve Asked’: Motherhood and The Motherload…

Do you take on the motherload when it comes to "household management"? Do you work, as well as look after all things kid-related, house-related, and meal-related? Do you feel, sometimes, it's just quicker to do it yourself than field the ENDLESS questions? Do you feel like it's killing just a little bit of you as… Continue reading ‘You Should’ve Asked’: Motherhood and The Motherload…

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Have You Ever Left The Child Alone in The Car? Mums Have Been Arrested For That…

I'll put the hand up. It's been done, many times. I know it's "wrong", but if it's pissing rain and you're just nipping in to pay for the petrol after locking them into the car, it makes sense, right? RIGHT?? Wrong. Especially if you live in America. If you're currently judging me as much as… Continue reading Have You Ever Left The Child Alone in The Car? Mums Have Been Arrested For That…

Mind

Red Flags for PND: Something Mammy Wrote for TheJournal.ie

If this sounds familiar, it's because it's something I wrote for this here site about six months ago and The Journal asked me to delve a little deeper into the subject... STEPPING INTO MY GP’s office six weeks after my first child, I would have done anything to be asked: “Are you OK?” Unfortunately, it… Continue reading Red Flags for PND: Something Mammy Wrote for TheJournal.ie

Mind, Seasonal

Struggling to Keep Kids Away From Screens this Summer? Here 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