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April 16, 2017
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Why You Won’t Sleep After Giving Birth

‘Now, don’t let them kick you out of that hospital bed until you’re ready to go home.’ I remember a number of well-meaning female friends and relatives drumming that line into me before I gave birth to my baby boy last December, with what I can only describe, knowing what […]
April 15, 2017
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A Mum Who Runs A Multinational Company Is The SAME As A Stay-At-Home Mum

So, here I am. A 35 year old woman with a beautiful, 17 month old daughter and I have made the decision to become a full time parent and quit my job in finance. A decision I made with my husband for the good of our family as a whole. […]
April 15, 2017
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After Work I Would Sit On The Couch And Talk To My Bump

“You’re still young. You have lots of time to fall pregnant”. “Your body got pregnant once. Okay, it didn’t go to plan, but at least you can get pregnant”. Stop! Please, stop it! Enough! That’s what I wanted to say to the well meant advice and anecdotes. But I didn’t. […]
April 15, 2017
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Parents Often Take The Hits Harder Than Our Kids

On Friday 9th September, 2016, with much excitement, my eldest girl started taking ballet classes. That day, for 45 minutes, she floated off to the land of tutu’s and tippy toes while I sat outside waiting patiently for her to come out, flushed faced and smiling. Seven months on, and […]
April 14, 2017
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A Trip To The Bowling Alley (aka Portal Of Hell)

The Easter holidays are upon us.. a kind of mock exam for the Summer ones. If left to their own devices (pun intended).. my three would spend their time on an Xbox or tablet, pausing only to demand food or wrestle each other to near suffocation. While it suits me […]
April 13, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On…. Teaching Manners In A Rude World

Learning manners is part of growing up. Not as important as learning to walk and feeding yourself but part of growing up nonetheless. I remember being little and my Mother dutifully instructing me ‘Say thank you to the nice lady’, ‘Ashling, say excuse me as you go by’ etc. Like […]

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