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April 23, 2017
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Sometimes It’s Ok To Listen To Your Wild Carefree Voice

Once upon a time (10 June 2003, to be precise), a 22 year old woman-child boarded a plane from Cork to Jersey with one bag, €350 and an address for a place to stay in Jersey. Ten days previously, she had finished her final year exams in Applied Psychology at […]
April 23, 2017
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Living With…A Bi-Polar Parent

Living with… a Bi-Polar parent is a very lonely life. You are there but you’re not really, they matter you do not if that makes any sense. You are told you are selfish, as a child, if you do not feel sorry for your mother and do what needs to […]
April 22, 2017
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Spelling Out Baby Reflux

Reflux. Where does one start?! Up until recently I never realised the extent to which reflux is an overwhelming problem for so many babies; both term & preemies alike. In the context of my littlest one’s overall journey, as a baby born 15 weeks too early, I realise this is […]
April 21, 2017
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The Lies We Tell Our Kids

The truth is, a huge part of parenting is based on lying. Be they little white ones or big cheeky wallopers, we grown ups are the Filters of Truth, the Certified Liars. ‘Congratulations! Here is your baby’s Birth Cert. Oh, and don’t forget your Liar’s Cert. You’re gonna need that […]
April 20, 2017
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Whistle While You Work

The other morning as I scrolled through my news-feed I saw a post about a working mother reaching out to a stay at home mother. This caught my attention; I’m all about the reaching out posts, and less about the mommy wars. None of us are getting out of this […]
April 20, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On…Being A ‘Grown-Up’

Have you ever secretly found yourself shuddering as you do something that reminds you of your parents? The other day I found myself in the car, listening to the news with my husband while we discussed some current event or other. Mid-discussion I could feel my brain begin to curl […]

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