Baby, Body, Mind

Bump Etiquette: Getting People to Back the F**k Away From Your Belly

An article about bump bombardment posted on Today FM today got me reminiscing regarding unsolicited bump patting. Here's something I wrote for Beaut.ie back in 2016when 26 weeks pregnant with the now 17-month-old... Week 26: "Your baby's eyes - which have been closed for the past few months (so that the retina could develop) - are… Continue reading Bump Etiquette: Getting People to Back the F**k Away From Your Belly

Mealtimes, Mind

Shizzle The 4-Year-Old Said…

The questions are relentless. RELENTLESS. But I'm trying to soak them up considering that, in roughly nine years time, she probably won't want to converse on any level. So, with that in mind, here's a celebration of what the chislers say before, you know, they cease all form of communication. Apart from texts requesting lifts.… Continue reading Shizzle The 4-Year-Old Said…

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

Mind, Uncategorized

15 Things Repeated to My Kids On a Daily Basis…

"BE CAREFUL". That's what's said about a million times a day in this house. However, parents aren't meant to say "be careful" anymore. It's not specific enough by all accounts. Observe the 29 other things you can say instead, such as "I’ve noticed that there are a lot of fallen trees and sticks to trip… Continue reading 15 Things Repeated to My Kids On a Daily Basis…

Mind

Five Aims: Digital Detoxes & Back To School Nerves…

Seriously going to have to change this to 'Monthly Mandate' at this rate - but there's a valid excuse. We've been away in a glorious black hole of communication in the wiles of Wexford for the last four days (with no fecking tweezers. Rage) Anyway, it was totally worth it - for two reasons. Firstly,… Continue reading Five Aims: Digital Detoxes & Back To School Nerves…

Mind, Reviews, Travel

Going to Tayto Park? A Few Things You Should Know

After drowning in a suspension of despair for most of last week (meds not working/ hormones/cabin fever/full moon/who knows), I'd promised an AMAZING weekend to the 4-year-old on Saturday as she'd been housebound for all eternity. The only thing getting her (and me by extension) through the week was tunnel vision regarding a fun fair.… Continue reading Going to Tayto Park? A Few Things You Should Know

Baby, Home, Travel

Top Tips for Travelling With Kids

Sometimes, before an article is written, I casually ask the Mammy's Whatsapp group for additional pointers regarding a certain topic. The first bit of feedback received was off a mammy of three, who kept things typically succinct with the following nuggets - "Assume your partner is an imbecile. Check the dates on the passports." If only… Continue reading Top Tips for Travelling With Kids