Mind, Travel

Mammy’s on Her ‘Holliers’… Sort of…

You may (or may not) have been wondering why there's been no daily post as promised... You may (or may not) have been thinking "See, that yoke can't stick to anything", but please believe me when saying I've been searching desperately (mostly because it means I get some time away from actual mammy duties) for… Continue reading Mammy’s on Her ‘Holliers’… Sort of…

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…

Mind, Reviews

Perpetual Winter Getting You Down? Some Must-See Netflix Documentaries To Keep You Going…

Listen, it's the Winter that just won't quit. Even the 5-year-old has taken to sporadically roaring "SUMMER?! HAS ANYONE SEEN SUMMER? I'M LOOKING FOR SUMMER." The long and the short of it is; if you have no money to go anywhere given the average night out costs in the region of €200 (no, really, it… Continue reading Perpetual Winter Getting You Down? Some Must-See Netflix Documentaries To Keep You Going…

Mind, Reviews, Uncategorized

Listen Back: Mammy on ‘Sunday Breakfast with Alison Curtis’

The lovely Alison Curtis was kind enough to let me burble on about MakeMeAMammy.ie during a very enjoyable conversation with her that aired last weekend on Today FM. Why all the stumble tripping? It was a Sunday morning and I clearly hadn't quaffed enough coffee... If you fancy having a wee listen to us discussing the site,… Continue reading Listen Back: Mammy on ‘Sunday Breakfast with Alison Curtis’

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…”

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, 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