Mind

Chest Infection, Social Welfare Office, Nappy Wearing, and “Bloody Feminism…”

"Bloody feminism! Where has it got you exactly?!" This intriguing statement came from an 87-year-old aunt a few weeks back. The first reaction was "Well, she's old"... but the words have stuck ever since, with her sentiments ringing particularly true this week. This week has been somewhat of a mixed bag. Without seeking pathos from… Continue reading Chest Infection, Social Welfare Office, Nappy Wearing, and “Bloody Feminism…”

Mind, Travel

Surviving Ophelia: Ten Things to Consider This Morning

Yesterday was like Christmas Eve... Not taking the eerie silence into account; bread, batteries and booze were filling most shopping trollies hurtling around the shop I was in. A poor cashier at one point roared at her manager "Ah JAYSIS Johnny, make it stop, it's bedlam in here!" We've been advised not to go outside… Continue reading Surviving Ophelia: Ten Things to Consider This Morning

Body, Reviews

Sponge/Brush Guzzling All Your Foundation? There’s a ‘MakeupDrop’ For That…

Yes. It looks like a miniature chicken fillet for a particularly tiny bra, but therein lies one of its many selling points. It's silicon. It's easy to grip. It doesn't absorb ANY of your foundation, meaning you literally only require a drop and will, therefore, save a fortune. Before we get to the Pros and… Continue reading Sponge/Brush Guzzling All Your Foundation? There’s a ‘MakeupDrop’ For That…

Mind

Did World Mental Health Day Get Everybody Talking?

Indeed we Irish are entering the final hours of World Mental Health Day. Hopefully, it's opened up a dialogue amongst the greater public who probably weren't surprised to hear that one in four of us will experience a mental health issue in our lifetime. One if four of us were also sexually abused as children, so… Continue reading Did World Mental Health Day Get Everybody Talking?

Mind, Uncategorized

“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

Mind

Motivational Mantras, Toenails & Bin Charges

Let's just dive right in as there are certain declarations that have been ruminating through the brain for over a week and they clearly need exorcising... 1) Continue to strive for two showers a week. Continue to strive for two showers a week. Continue to strive for two showers a week. 2) Stop mumbling "I must remove… Continue reading Motivational Mantras, Toenails & Bin Charges

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

Reviews

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre: The ONLY Cream You Require…

What have most mums got in common? We're usually tired. We usually neglect ourselves a bit. We're usually lashing nappy cream on bums several times a day, thinking "that's looking a bit red..." Some intermittently think that about getting a "decent hand cream for once." We tell ourselves that we will remove the makeup properly… Continue reading Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre: The ONLY Cream You Require…