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January 9, 2017
angry-toddler

10 Subtle Signs Your Baby Is Now A Toddler

You’ve just brought your newborn home from the hospital. Swaddled and wrapped in blankets.. Having a good old sniff of its head… bliss, you are now the proud owner of a beautiful .. wrinkly little cherub. You put her down and she’s there in her Moses basket/ car seat or […]
January 6, 2017
onechild

How I Envy The One Child Brigade

My friend’s son was invited to a party recently. From 4–6 pm. On a Wednesday. Christmas week. As she had a moan to me about the general inconvenience of logistics etc., we wondered who would have a party at this time of the day, on one of the last school days […]
January 5, 2017
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When Breast Isn’t Best

I looked down and there she was, looking back up at me, all pink and wrinkly, with a shot of red hair. I was exhausted and wanted to sleep, wanted to throw up too, that was the epidural wearing off. It was a long labour, but happy doesn’t describe how […]
January 2, 2017
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Goodbye, Soother

I’ve never been a fan of the soother… Id say this goes back to my childcare training when I worked in a wobbler room. Once those babies turned one it was goodbye soother… (and bottle for that matter)… it was our job to encourage child development and according to HSE […]
December 31, 2016
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A Fair Warning: A Letter To My Son’s New Home Tutors

This morning you will start working with my son, you’ll be in my home for up to 20 hours per week and there are a few things I’d like to you to know. I promise, in time, I will be a pro at this. I will leave you two alone […]
December 29, 2016
autism

Living With Autism: The Quiet Home Heroes

As mums we are looked to by our children as role models, but how often do we look to each other? What some women cope with in motherhood is heroic and inspiring. This is not my story, but it is one I have been given permission to tell with my […]

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