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Shopping Lists, Spiced Beef & Hot Water Bottles…

Clearly, a "mandate" hasn't been issued of a Monday in quite some time (probably months), which is a good thing as it means I've been very busy. It's also a bad thing, as it means I've been very busy. 1. Stop freaking out over not having everything done for Christmas. It'll get done when it… Continue reading Shopping Lists, Spiced Beef & Hot Water Bottles…

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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

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Five Aims: Help the Exercise Bike Fulfil its Life Purpose

Who can believe it's week three of the school year already? Week three and the child hasn't eaten one lunch. Not one bloody lunch that's been slaved over. To save the hassle of cutting heart shaped sandwiches, let's just fast forward to balling the lot into the corner of the lunch box, before impressing one… Continue reading Five Aims: Help the Exercise Bike Fulfil its Life Purpose

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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…

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Five Aims for the Week: Rogue Feet, Four-Year-Olds & Cheerios

Welcome to Mammy's Midweek Mandate; it happens when I'm too busy drowning in a relentless sea of excel sheets (paid work) to post the usual stuff of a Monday. So, without further ado, here are the lofty goals for the next seven days. 1) Try to post more newsworthy content, unlike this one about baby… Continue reading Five Aims for the Week: Rogue Feet, Four-Year-Olds & Cheerios

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5 Aims for This Week: Leftovers, Laments and Laziness

As the learned people at CBeebies say every week: "Give it up for Monday, OOOHWOAH-HOHO-OOH, Clap your hands for Monday, OOOHWOAH-HOHO-OOH!" And so on. In other words, Monday is a new start. True, it can be a major pain in the hole - and it usually is - but let's seize it as an opportunity to start… Continue reading 5 Aims for This Week: Leftovers, Laments and Laziness