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April 12, 2017
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Living With….Anxiety

Just after my maternity leave ended it began again. The whispering. The pointed comments. The unrelenting, endless tension you could almost feel swirling through the air. I had always found it a difficult place to work in but once I had my child it became near impossible. I would start […]
April 11, 2017
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How To Stop Your Kids From *&^%$ing Swearing

Where I come from, swearing is the norm. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s one of our mother tongues. We Irish have a colourful way of expressing ourselves. Where other cultures use swearing to express frustration, to show anger, to emphasise surprise; we have a whole […]
April 11, 2017
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The Truth About Motherhood…

Recently, a very good friend of mine rang to tell me she is pregnant. I was delighted, of course, and couldn’t wait to get discussing all the gory details of being a mother! Before I could begin, however, she complained that all her colleagues were telling her horror stories, not […]
April 11, 2017
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I’m A Mother – And I’m Autistic

“You can’t be autistic because I watched old videos of your birthday parties and you followed your sister around, happily copying her. And I saw you dance!” This sound bite came from a genuine and loving place, as my mother struggled to understand autism in the weeks preceding my assessment. […]
April 10, 2017
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Why You Should Never Be Friends With Your Kids

It’s not because I don’t like them. They’re good people – smart, funny, kind – exactly the kind of qualities I look for in a friendship. But my kids and me? We’re never gonna be friends. No way. No how. In fact, they’re the last people on earth I would […]
April 10, 2017
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Beware Of Mindfulness…

Can we talk for a second about mindfulness? Everything we read these days mentions mindfulness. What started off as meditation and only something Buddhist monks did has eeked its way into society calling itself ‘mindfulness’ and is now on the list of daily things we are supposed to do along […]

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