Baby, Mind

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?

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…

Baby, Mind

Mum Writes Open Letter to Husband Who, Effectively, Won’t Let Her Sleep…

His snoring isn't the issue. Nor does he keep her awake, pestering for "wifely duties." He simply won't look after the kids. It's possible he's of the opinion that "Well, I've been at work all day and now I've to deal with this noisy thing" and that it's "woman's work." OK, best stop there as,… Continue reading Mum Writes Open Letter to Husband Who, Effectively, Won’t Let Her Sleep…

Mind

Listen: Some Sage Advice From Niamh Fitzpatrick About PND

You're exhausted all the time, people take you for granted, you feel invisible, can't find joy in anything... that's just motherhood, yeah? Not necessarily. We're always being told to "mind" ourselves, but how can we when we're just so fecking frazzled all the time?! After my first child, I should have been on anti-depressants, yet… Continue reading Listen: Some Sage Advice From Niamh Fitzpatrick About PND

Baby, Body

Let’s Get Personal: Mammy’s Birth Story

This isn't the story of me emerging from my mother's nethers many, MANY moons ago. Rather, it's the tale of how someone who has always had an irrational fear of childbirth managed to have two children. The "ideal" is a natural birth, right? Preferably at home. Well, it's nicer to be in your own environs,… Continue reading Let’s Get Personal: Mammy’s Birth Story

Baby, Body, Mind

10 Truths No One Tells You About The First 2 Weeks of Motherhood…

Firstly, this is a 'no frills' feature; there’s a reason people keep shtum about the baby bubble - and it's because the future of the human race depends on procreation. Secondly, this is only one person’s perspective. It’s an intensely personal experience. Some people have had much more positive experiences, and others haven’t been as fortunate.… Continue reading 10 Truths No One Tells You About The First 2 Weeks of Motherhood…