Baby, Body

Bellybutton, ankles and pelvic floor: 10 body parts that take on new significance when you’re pregnant…

YOU LIVE WITH your body, from the extremities to the intimates, every day of your life. Most likely you take it and its glorious functionality for granted – especially the bits you aren’t fully cognisant of. Then you get pregnant, and suddenly you’re hyper-aware of parts of your body you barely gave a thought to… Continue reading Bellybutton, ankles and pelvic floor: 10 body parts that take on new significance when you’re pregnant…

Baby, Body

7 ‘joys’ of pregnancy that most definitely weren’t joyful for me…

Leaving the GP's office six years ago, she took my hand, focussed her gaze and said: "Promise me one thing – ENJOY your first pregnancy; it's very different the second time around when you're running after a toddler." She wasn't the first or the last person to say that. "Enjoy your pregnancy." It should've have… Continue reading 7 ‘joys’ of pregnancy that most definitely weren’t joyful for me…

Body

#BackToSchool Usually Only Means One Thing… Lots of Parasite Parties. Of COURSE We Have Tips!

Of course, we're referring to your common head louse – not the litany of 'FUNZONE' birthday parties that will be rammed into every weekend from now until next July. You’ll never forget the first time your kids get lice. It’s cemented more in your memory than the first time you got the little buggers yourself… Continue reading #BackToSchool Usually Only Means One Thing… Lots of Parasite Parties. Of COURSE We Have Tips!

Mind

Shizzle The 5-Year-Old Said… A Little Mermaid Special

To confirm, I've not been on holidays for three weeks, rather it took a week to recover from the holiday. To put it another way; there are still unpacked suitcases in the bedroom. As ever, it was the firstborn who motivated me to post something. She started banging on about how much she loves Ariel.… Continue reading Shizzle The 5-Year-Old Said… A Little Mermaid Special

Mind

Monday Mandate: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…

Easier said than done though, isn't it? You could be heading off to the sun for a few weeks with your family – adventures and memory making on the cards – when, inside, you are dreading every single millisecond of it. Why? Because you constantly sweat the small stuff. So, with that in mind... 1.… Continue reading Monday Mandate: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…

Mealtimes

Mammy’s Fake Bakes: DIY Cupcakes

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

Baby, Body, Mind, Uncategorized

Grappling With Anxiety While Pregnant?

Of course you are, you're pregnant! AND you're stranded in a field of straw, which isn't ideal. On a lighter note, though, you've got to love free stock photos... If you ever start your own parenting site, this pic is entitled 'pregnant_nature_mom'. You're welcome. As for the anxiety, it was particularly bad during the pregnancies… Continue reading Grappling With Anxiety While Pregnant?

Baby, Body, Mind

10 Truths No One Tells You About The First 2 Weeks of Motherhood…

Firstly, this is a 'no frills' feature; there’s a reason people keep shtum about the baby bubble - and it's because the future of the human race depends on procreation. Secondly, this is only one person’s perspective. It’s an intensely personal experience. Some people have had much more positive experiences, and others haven’t been as fortunate.… Continue reading 10 Truths No One Tells You About The First 2 Weeks of Motherhood…