meals, Mealtimes, Mind, Reviews, Uncategorized

To Get My F*€king Ducks in a Row…

For almost a year, I've been tinkering about on this blog, fitting it in whenever possible/the whim took hold. Lately, that's been approximately once a week, which – given this hack used to write approximately 10 posts a day on other websites – isn't quite up to scratch...

Mind

Daily Yoga, Midweek Drinking & Money Management…

Indeed it has been an age... but for the last while, several things have been ruminating around the head that need airing. So, without further ado... 1. You WILL finally use those daily yoga sessions you downloaded back at the beginning of January. You will do it every evening after the kids have gone to bed… Continue reading Daily Yoga, Midweek Drinking & Money Management…

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?

Mind

Mammy’s Christmas Wishlist…

We don't ask for much. And what we asked for five years ago may not still apply today... This year, things are particularly tight, so here's what would go down a STORM under the tree. • A voucher for private poo. • An uninterrupted shower. • A day without questions. • A lie in past the universal 10am cut off… Continue reading Mammy’s Christmas Wishlist…

Mind

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…

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

Can’t Sleep? There’s a 5 Minute Mantra For That…

Rest in natural great sleep. This exhausted mind, beaten helplessly by karma and neurotic thought... and a relentless "to do" list of never-ending all-consuming SHIIIIIIIITTTEE. Assuming you're lucky enough to have children that sleep at night; there is nothing more upsetting than lying in bed, listening to everyone snooze around you. You should be asleep… Continue reading Can’t Sleep? There’s a 5 Minute Mantra For That…

Home, Mind

Living With Anxiety Summed Up In One Image…

I'm often asked what it's like living with anxiety. While there's a rake load of self-help books, Facebook videos, venn diagrams, graphs, works of art, word bombs and more doing the rounds explaining the condition, below is the perfect depiction of what GAD (generalised anxiety disorder) actually feels like... Yep, and there it is... Oooooh, you've… Continue reading Living With Anxiety Summed Up In One Image…