Baby, Body

7 ‘joys’ of pregnancy that most definitely weren’t joyful for me…

Leaving the GP's office six years ago, she took my hand, focussed her gaze and said: "Promise me one thing – ENJOY your first pregnancy; it's very different the second time around when you're running after a toddler." She wasn't the first or the last person to say that. "Enjoy your pregnancy." It should've have… Continue reading 7 ‘joys’ of pregnancy that most definitely weren’t joyful for me…

Body

#BackToSchool Usually Only Means One Thing… Lots of Parasite Parties. Of COURSE We Have Tips!

Of course, we're referring to your common head louse – not the litany of 'FUNZONE' birthday parties that will be rammed into every weekend from now until next July. You’ll never forget the first time your kids get lice. It’s cemented more in your memory than the first time you got the little buggers yourself… Continue reading #BackToSchool Usually Only Means One Thing… Lots of Parasite Parties. Of COURSE We Have Tips!

Mind

Shizzle The 5-Year-Old Said… A Little Mermaid Special

To confirm, I've not been on holidays for three weeks, rather it took a week to recover from the holiday. To put it another way; there are still unpacked suitcases in the bedroom. As ever, it was the firstborn who motivated me to post something. She started banging on about how much she loves Ariel.… Continue reading Shizzle The 5-Year-Old Said… A Little Mermaid Special

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Monday Mandate: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…

Easier said than done though, isn't it? You could be heading off to the sun for a few weeks with your family – adventures and memory making on the cards – when, inside, you are dreading every single millisecond of it. Why? Because you constantly sweat the small stuff. So, with that in mind... 1.… Continue reading Monday Mandate: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…

Mind, Reviews

Corrie’s Suicide Storyline…

"What a waste. He had the world at his feet, really... And a big dark cloud hanging over his head that none of us could see." That face... That face right there. That's the face of someone who does not want to be here anymore. The face of someone who laughs, smiles, jokes when they're… Continue reading Corrie’s Suicide Storyline…

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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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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…

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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…