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...

Mind, Seasonal, Uncategorized

Snowed In? Tips To Help Cabin Fever With Kids

Lads, this is even worse than Christmas because you physically can't leave AND they don't have new toys to occupy them. We've been pretty much housebound since Wednesday morning, apart from a failed tobogganing attempt that afternoon which ended with much wailing from all parties involved. While the requests for Netflix/TV/screens in general, are incessant… Continue reading Snowed In? Tips To Help Cabin Fever With Kids

meals, Mealtimes, Uncategorized

Mammy’s Easy Peasy 4 Step Pancakes

Let's be honest, pancakes are just another conduit for Nutella, so don't be getting bogged down with recipes that call for baking powder, or cinnamon, or anything other than flour, eggs, milk and oil. 1• What you will need in cups and spoons, because who can be dealing with grams.  • Flour – 100 grams… Continue reading Mammy’s Easy Peasy 4 Step Pancakes

Baby, Body, Mind, Uncategorized

Grappling With Anxiety While Pregnant?

Of course you are, you're pregnant! AND you're stranded in a field of straw, which isn't ideal. On a lighter note, though, you've got to love free stock photos... If you ever start your own parenting site, this pic is entitled 'pregnant_nature_mom'. You're welcome. As for the anxiety, it was particularly bad during the pregnancies… Continue reading Grappling With Anxiety While Pregnant?

Mind, Reviews, Uncategorized

Listen Back: Mammy on ‘Sunday Breakfast with Alison Curtis’

The lovely Alison Curtis was kind enough to let me burble on about MakeMeAMammy.ie during a very enjoyable conversation with her that aired last weekend on Today FM. Why all the stumble tripping? It was a Sunday morning and I clearly hadn't quaffed enough coffee... If you fancy having a wee listen to us discussing the site,… Continue reading Listen Back: Mammy on ‘Sunday Breakfast with Alison Curtis’

Mind, Reviews, Uncategorized

Five Children’s TV Characters That Need to Evaporate ASAP

It was going to be "eviscerated ASAP" but the husband thought it was a bit much. Then again he's not in the house at 9:35am most mornings. Cbeebies goes on every day at approximately 9:15am to appease the toddler before she heads to bed, and every morning, without fail, I mutter "f*cking Twirlywoos" at 9:35am.… Continue reading Five Children’s TV Characters That Need to Evaporate ASAP

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

Mind, Uncategorized

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…