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January 6, 2017
onechild

How I Envy The One Child Brigade

My friend’s son was invited to a party recently. From 4–6 pm. On a Wednesday. Christmas week. As she had a moan to me about the general inconvenience of logistics etc., we wondered who would have a party at this time of the day, on one of the last school days […]
January 5, 2017
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When Breast Isn’t Best

I looked down and there she was, looking back up at me, all pink and wrinkly, with a shot of red hair. I was exhausted and wanted to sleep, wanted to throw up too, that was the epidural wearing off. It was a long labour, but happy doesn’t describe how […]
January 4, 2017
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Shizz That I Miss

When I was in the first bloom of pregnancy, so naive, so eager, so full of good intention, nobody took the time to sit down and explain to me how much having children changes your life. I mean really changes your life! Of course there is the usual expectations of […]
January 2, 2017
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Goodbye, Soother

I’ve never been a fan of the soother… Id say this goes back to my childcare training when I worked in a wobbler room. Once those babies turned one it was goodbye soother… (and bottle for that matter)… it was our job to encourage child development and according to HSE […]
January 1, 2017
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What They Don’t Tell You About The First Week After Birth

When I was pregnant with my first child I felt pretty confident about giving birth. I did a prenatal course and it was great.I learned all about the different stages of labor, the different breathing techniques, the pros and cons of epidurals, when a C section might be needed, what […]
December 30, 2016
orkambi

Orkambi and Vertex: The Horror Of Hope

Your child is diagnosed with the life-shortening, life-limiting, chronic illness that is Cystic Fibrosis. You’re told that your child’s life expectancy is early 30s, the age you are when you receive this punch-in-the-gut news. The median age of survival in Ireland is only 27, YOUNGER than you are at the […]

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