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August 1, 2017
baby-changing

Get The Hell Out Of The Baby Changing Room, People

Rant alert. All I seem to do is rant these days, but as a new mum, I’m really getting to see the world with new eyes. I’ve already ranted at length about the parent and child parking space battle that appears to be getting worse not better. Next on my […]
August 1, 2017
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Let Me Level With You…

When it comes to labour and those awkward few hours right afterwards, there are certain things some new mum’s don’t really talk about. It’s sort of like Fight Club, the first rule of which is that you don’t talk about it. It no doubt comes from a place filled with […]
July 31, 2017
cupcake

Just Give The Child A Damn Cupcake!

There’s a lot of things, as parents, that we feel we should do. Even if it’s something you don’t want to do or something that doesn’t fit with you and your family. Discipline is one of those things. Gauging when it’s necessary is the part I find most difficult, but […]
July 30, 2017
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Can We Talk For A Second About Grief?

Almost one year ago I got the call that everyone dreads. I emigrated four years ago to New Zealand from Cork with my family and before we left everyone was equally excited and terrified for us. Every time someone said; “How are you feeling? You must be so excited!” I […]
July 29, 2017
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The Age Of Why

My four year old has reached a mile stone. He has entered the age of ‘Why’. I had heard of this stage but had underestimated the damaging effect of this era on the parents. My sympathy is with you if you are currently in this age. It started about two […]
July 29, 2017
survival

How To Survive…When Mum’s Away

Dads! Are you familiar with that prickly feeling of horror, that icy bead of sweat that trickles down your neck when your significant other announces they are going away for a well earned break? Well fear no more! Mop that damp brow, choke back that girly scream, because the next […]

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