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Will The Additional €84million Change Our Mental Health System? #WorldMentalHealthDay #NowWereTalking

This time last year, when the Government released their budget with a comparatively pithy "€35 million" dedicated solely for mental health purposes, I went on an almighty rant. Having had personal experience of the mental health "services" in this country, €35million wasn't even going to touch the sides. Now that yesterday's budget is allocating over… Continue reading Will The Additional €84million Change Our Mental Health System? #WorldMentalHealthDay #NowWereTalking

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Back in Yer Box: The Government’s ‘Initiative’ to Boost Baby Making; Good News or Just a Band-aid?

Firstly, apologies for the fact that this post really should've been penned yesterday; let's blame the very demanding family and the fact there's still a certain amount of trauma from writing this. So, in case you missed the news yesterday, it was announced that Minister for Children – Katherine Zappone – is looking at a… Continue reading Back in Yer Box: The Government’s ‘Initiative’ to Boost Baby Making; Good News or Just a Band-aid?

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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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“It’s 10pm. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?”

Of course, you do, it's only Junior Cert Results night and you've phoned them numerous time already. They're staying in yer one's house and everything is under control. You're not stressed. You know your child and they would not do anything stupid. And sure you can track their phone, no biggie...

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First Day @ Big School: Things We Learned

"Where are your 'First Day at School' snaps??! Why haven't you posted any??" has been a repeated question over the last week. There's a number of reasons why no "obligatory cute kid in oversized school uniform" pics have been posted to the plethora of social platforms. While the child's Digital Footprint should always be at the… Continue reading First Day @ Big School: Things We Learned