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‘Mum Didn’t Deny the Magic of Christmas, She Was Just Exhausted Dealing With Dad’

“OOH, THAT’LL BE bleak…” This was my husband’s response when I said I'd been asked to write about Christmases growing up. “Is there a way you can spin it?” he asked, “Surely something nice happened?!” Yes, there were moments of magic around Christmas. We were brought to Cornelscourt to sit on Santa’s knee (and soak up his… Continue reading ‘Mum Didn’t Deny the Magic of Christmas, She Was Just Exhausted Dealing With Dad’

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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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“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...