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?
Listen, it's the Winter that just won't quit. Even the 5-year-old has taken to sporadically roaring "SUMMER?! HAS ANYONE SEEN SUMMER? I'M LOOKING FOR SUMMER." The long and the short of it is; if you have no money to go anywhere given the average night out costs in the region of €200 (no, really, it… Continue reading Perpetual Winter Getting You Down? Some Must-See Netflix Documentaries To Keep You Going…
WARNING: This article is graphic in nature. It took Simon Coveney quite some time to consider the facts regarding repealing the 8th. He has educated himself extensively regarding all matters, which can only be a good thing; he educated himself. Being sent home to miscarry at "theoretically" 11 weeks was enough education for me. I… Continue reading Sent Home to Miscarry: A Personal Take On Why #Repeal Must Happen
Want to create a cost-effective birthday cake that's 90% icing (you know they only eat the icing) and you don't have to carve into slices while several 5-year-olds circle you at speed? Do stick around, because you've only come to the right place! The first thing you need to do is get yourself to Lidl and… Continue reading Mammy’s Fake Bakes: DIY Cupcakes
His snoring isn't the issue. Nor does he keep her awake, pestering for "wifely duties." He simply won't look after the kids. It's possible he's of the opinion that "Well, I've been at work all day and now I've to deal with this noisy thing" and that it's "woman's work." OK, best stop there as,… Continue reading Mum Writes Open Letter to Husband Who, Effectively, Won’t Let Her Sleep…
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
National emergency dudes broadcasting live on RTE's One O'Clock News stating there will be no buses in Dublin tomorrow, no Darts/Luas from around Midday, and we're all to be home from 4pm until Friday afternoon. Things just got serious... And there I was fretting about the teenagers launching snowballs at the 4-year-old. As the country will… Continue reading Storm Emma – #ThingsYouNeedToKnow: Travel, Curfews & Helpful Sites
You're exhausted all the time, people take you for granted, you feel invisible, can't find joy in anything... that's just motherhood, yeah? Not necessarily. We're always being told to "mind" ourselves, but how can we when we're just so fecking frazzled all the time?! After my first child, I should have been on anti-depressants, yet… Continue reading Listen: Some Sage Advice From Niamh Fitzpatrick About PND