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February 26, 2017
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What I’m Thinking During Spin Class

The 9.00 am spin class every week was such a great idea at the time.  I have actually talked myself out of this class in my sleep, the night before I physically go, I love it that much. So here’s exactly  I’m what I’m thinking while I do it…. Instructor blows his […]
February 26, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On…Useless Baby Clothes

I think it’s written in Greek mythology somewhere, you have a baby and all of the humanity arrive with mountains and mountains of baby clothes. Now I’m not being an ungrateful old sod, Most of these clothes are a godsend! The button popper vests and all in one baby grows. […]
February 25, 2017
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My Own Glass Ceiling

A promotion!!! I looked at the email more closely.  This was great news; long-awaited and hard earned news.  So why was my first feeling that of panic? Child-care arrangements, that’s why.  A myriad of hypothetical situations raced through my mind, crashing into one another and causing a traffic jam of […]
February 25, 2017
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I Just Need a Twix

I’m at my breaking point today. I need hugs, tea, a Twix and a maybe an aul sly cry. A Lidl Twix would do, I’m not a complete wreck. Ok, not exactly breaking point but it can feel a bit like that sometimes. I have always had a problem showing […]
February 24, 2017
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My 10-Year-Old Is Scared Of Going To Sleep

The sleep problem with my eldest started when he was brought home from hospital. We put him in a cot next to our bed and all night he mooched and squeaked. He didn’t cry so much but, well, mooched. We fed him every three to four hours as normal but the mooching and squeaking continued. […]
February 24, 2017
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Can We Talk For A Second About Time?

Time pressures in general are huge and if you think about it, stressing about time and time management takes up a massive amount of headspace. Even before kids are on the scene, whether its wanting to have accomplished goals by a certain age be it professional or personal, there is […]

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