Mind, Uncategorized

Baby Blues or PND… What’s ‘Normal’ & What’s Not

First thing's first - whether it's PND or the Baby Blues, it is all normal. Repeat – it is all normal. What isn't "normal" are new/exacerbated behavioural issues that arise post delivery that last more than two weeks. When the public health nurse called around three days after we got home from the hospital with… Continue reading Baby Blues or PND… What’s ‘Normal’ & What’s Not

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Ten Easy Ways to Cut Down on Disposable Plastic…

Everything seems to be swaddled in some form of cellophane or unrecyclable plastic. It seems unavoidable; for example, how can you buy a punnet of raspberries from a supermarket without unrecyclable plastic being involved? Presumably, cardboard is too expensive or something... Anyway, don't be deflated, there are a few things you can do to start cutting… Continue reading Ten Easy Ways to Cut Down on Disposable Plastic…

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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

Mealtimes, Uncategorized

Mammy’s Pie for Pernikity Eaters

Don't know about you, but I'm on a constant quest to just do the minimum - only having to do one dinner for everyone instead of making one at 5pm for the chislers and then again at 8pm for us. This winter warmer can hold smuggled veg, be served differently, and - most importantly -… Continue reading Mammy’s Pie for Pernikity Eaters

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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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“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...

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Can’t Sleep? There’s a 5 Minute Mantra For That…

Rest in natural great sleep. This exhausted mind, beaten helplessly by karma and neurotic thought... and a relentless "to do" list of never-ending all-consuming SHIIIIIIIITTTEE. Assuming you're lucky enough to have children that sleep at night; there is nothing more upsetting than lying in bed, listening to everyone snooze around you. You should be asleep… Continue reading Can’t Sleep? There’s a 5 Minute Mantra For That…

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Mammy’s Stir-Fry Marinade – for Chicken, Pork, Beef, Prawns, Tofu, Veg….

Firstly, that header image is clearly a stock photo - I had meant to take a pic of the finished product but forgot entirely as had a major case of the h'anger.  There are prep pics, however, and that's the main thing. OK - you could purchase ready-made stir-fry or Teriyaki sauces for years and… Continue reading Mammy’s Stir-Fry Marinade – for Chicken, Pork, Beef, Prawns, Tofu, Veg….