Mind

Mammy’s Moment of Zen… Serotonin Boosting Music Just in Time for Bedtime

Binaural Beatz, innit. Stay with me; this is a thing – and it works. Well, it did for me. As you may or may not be aware (invariably the latter), sleep is a fleeting, almost mythical experience in our house at the minute, thanks to Screamy McScreamy Pants. Therefore, when she does grant us sleep,… Continue reading Mammy’s Moment of Zen… Serotonin Boosting Music Just in Time for Bedtime

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...

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

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: 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

Body, Home

Ain’t No Party Like a Pox Pox Party! How to Deal with a ‘Chicken Pops’ Outbreak.

If you're cradling a sick child, desperately seeking a couple of pointers that will hopefully work for yours, please scroll to the red text.... If you're in the market for a bit of meandering moaning, read on from here. How do you explain to a 4-year-old that she can't go to a school friend's birthday… Continue reading Ain’t No Party Like a Pox Pox Party! How to Deal with a ‘Chicken Pops’ Outbreak.