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March 5, 2017

My Baby Lost Me, I Lost My Mother

On the 19 of July 2014 I went to bed in tears, devastated with the news that my much longed for baby had no heart beat. Myself and my husband had been for a scan the day before, I watched him get out of his car, all suited and shades […]
March 4, 2017

Everyone Screams At Their Kids..Right?

So its come to my attention that no one gives a shit that you are pregnant once you have had one baby, let alone two. It’s an overwhelmingly crappy realisation and one that I’m not sure I can change. I find now I have turned into one of those screaming […]
March 4, 2017

Why We Should All Be Ignoring Those ‘Expert’ Opinions

“Children of working mothers perform better socially” “Children with stay-at-home mothers perform better academically” Who hasn’t seen these headlines and felt a twist of unease ripple through them? Not a week seems to go by these days without ‘experts’ making sweeping statements about the social, emotional and academic well-being of […]
March 3, 2017

The Witching Hour Cometh

In our house, those hours between 4pm — 6pm have become known as ‘The Witching Hour’. For some unknown reason, that time of the day is when the children completely lose their cool, constantly fight with other and wreck the house and my head along with it. It is not every day, […]
March 3, 2017

10 Ways Time In NICU Is Not Maternity Leave

Mums-to-be often dream of maternity leave as a beautiful, joyous and peaceful time with their new bundle of joy; hours of cuddles as you bond with this precious newborn while learning to become the perfect mother. The reality is not always so idyllic as you quickly realise your little one […]
March 2, 2017

Can We Talk For A Second About Guilt?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about guilt and how much time I waste feeling guilty. I always assumed everybody was consumed by guilt most of the time, especially parents, but it turns out in New Zealand feeling guilty is a rare thing. Being raised an Irish catholic, it turns […]


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