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July 2, 2017
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After 11 Years I Deserve A First Class Honours Cert In Poo!

It dawned on me the other day as I retrieved a doggy poo bag out of my handbag and knelt down to scoop up my own child’s poo in the corner of a playground, that I am a reluctant savant on the subject of faecal matter. A myriad of thoughts surged […]
July 2, 2017
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Why Dressing My Little Girl Can Be An Absolute Nightmare

Growing up I was mainly around women. I have one sister and no brothers. My Mam did everything with her two sisters, and my cousins were predominantly girls. So when my first child was a boy, I was at a loss. What do I know about boys? Kyle was the […]
July 1, 2017
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I Am Exhausted Scrubbing Tomato Based Stains Out Of Clothes

My head hung in shame as I scrubbed at the tomato sauce stain on the rug with a baby wipe.  There was still steam coming from my ears and I was muttering all sorts of ranty things. Minutes earlier I had chased after the two year old who was brandishing […]
July 1, 2017
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Our Baby Pics Look Flawless But I Am Not In A Single One

I sometimes get a little ache in my heart looking at my girl’s baby photos. I look at this tiny creature, that is my whole world. Every waking hour (and there’s a lot of waking hours in those first few months) belong to her. My thoughts, feelings, actions are all […]
June 30, 2017
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Stop Telling Dads How Great They Are!

Men are not dogs.  I’m convinced this is the root of this problem; somewhere along the way I remember “advice” circulating that recommended approaching men’s behaviour as you would your dog. Reward good behaviour and ignore the bad. Simple! Soon your man would be cooking up a cordon bleu storm […]
June 30, 2017
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8 Reasons Why 80’s Kids Were Tougher Than Kids Today

Kids of today have it so easy with their play dates and after school activities, having a taxi driver mum or dad to cart them everywhere (with their parent’s breathing down their necks, and yep! I’m one of those parent’s!) I’m also an 80’s kid, and my God we were […]

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