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…

Mind

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

Body, Mealtimes

Stuck in a Chiggen Nugget Loop? Ten Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating…

It's like clockwork. Generally, the darling kiddlywinks will eat a wide range of whatever you have available – mashed broccoli, sliced fruit, diced avocado – gimme, gimme, gimme. And then the toddler diet emerges... your cherished cherub, who used to be so good with their food, will now only eat things that are swaddled in… Continue reading Stuck in a Chiggen Nugget Loop? Ten Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating…

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

meals, Mealtimes

Mammy’s Refreshing Iced Coffee…

Just think of it... a coffee you don't have to scald your throat with, in a bid to neck it at an opportune time. In fact, if your hot coffee goes cold, don't repeatedly slam it into the microwave for 20 seconds, rather add an ice cube and chill, innit. You will need... • See… Continue reading Mammy’s Refreshing Iced Coffee…

Baby, Body

Tips To Keep The Kids Cool in The Heaaaayte…

Buy them a fedora, natch. No, really, that's the first tip; it doesn't have to be a fedora but they obviously need to have an array of hats. You'd think one or two would do, but at the rate my 2-year-old is losing them a surplus of hats is recommended. OK, so it's not exactly… Continue reading Tips To Keep The Kids Cool in The Heaaaayte…