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…

meals, Mealtimes, Mind, Reviews, Uncategorized

To Get My F*€king Ducks in a Row…

For almost a year, I've been tinkering about on this blog, fitting it in whenever possible/the whim took hold. Lately, that's been approximately once a week, which – given this hack used to write approximately 10 posts a day on other websites – isn't quite up to scratch...

Baby, Mind

Did You Know That Today is #MaternalMentalHealthDay? #NoShame #RealMotherhood

Well, it is. In fact, it's #MaternalMentalHealthWeek all week (Monday, April 30th – Friday, May 4th), but understandably it's flying under most Irish Mammy's radars what with the Cervical Check scandal, and the plethora of Anti-Choice propaganda being thrust into eyeballs at every turn. So what is Maternal Mental Health Day all about? It's an… Continue reading Did You Know That Today is #MaternalMentalHealthDay? #NoShame #RealMotherhood

Baby, Mind

Back in Yer Box: The Government’s ‘Initiative’ to Boost Baby Making; Good News or Just a Band-aid?

Firstly, apologies for the fact that this post really should've been penned yesterday; let's blame the very demanding family and the fact there's still a certain amount of trauma from writing this. So, in case you missed the news yesterday, it was announced that Minister for Children – Katherine Zappone – is looking at a… Continue reading Back in Yer Box: The Government’s ‘Initiative’ to Boost Baby Making; Good News or Just a Band-aid?