Because it’s not all it’s cracked up to be


April 22, 2017

Spelling Out Baby Reflux

Reflux. Where does one start?! Up until recently I never realised the extent to which reflux is an overwhelming problem for so many babies; both term & preemies alike. In the context of my littlest one’s overall journey, as a baby born 15 weeks too early, I realise this is […]
April 11, 2017

How To Stop Your Kids From *&^%$ing Swearing

Where I come from, swearing is the norm. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s one of our mother tongues. We Irish have a colourful way of expressing ourselves. Where other cultures use swearing to express frustration, to show anger, to emphasise surprise; we have a whole […]
April 10, 2017

Why You Should Never Be Friends With Your Kids

It’s not because I don’t like them. They’re good people – smart, funny, kind – exactly the kind of qualities I look for in a friendship. But my kids and me? We’re never gonna be friends. No way. No how. In fact, they’re the last people on earth I would […]
April 10, 2017

My Daughter Bit Me

Coming from a background in childcare I have been bitten, kicked and slapped more times than I can remember. Small people combined with big emotions can tend towards the physical. This was all well and good when confined to just being a part of my job. I could leave at […]
April 7, 2017

We Need To Talk About Bedtime

I want to talk about something that is causing me a great deal of anxiety. It’s something I have to deal with everyday and it’s making me very unhappy. I have no way of avoiding it and I do feel like a problem shared is a problem halved. I know […]
April 6, 2017

Calling Bullshit…On Soothers

Dodies, soothers, pacifiers, dummies. They have many names and take on many forms, not unlike the devil. And they are the bane of my life. So I am calling bullshit on the lot of them! Whether it’s cost you €10 for the latest orthodontic, paediatric, aerodynamic, hypoallergenic, organic, sustainable, dolphin […]


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