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October 24, 2017
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Trolley Trolls Judge Mum’s Cart Choices

It seems that mothers can’t do anything these days without being shamed. We’ve seen so many instances where some busybody snaps a pic – without the mother’s permission – and posts it on social media, accompanied by a judgemental comment. The sole purpose of these posts is to judge the […]
October 23, 2017
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Do I Need To Be Potty Trained?

As a mother, you suffer no amount of indignities. It all begins when you need to find out if you are in fact pregnant. The first thing you have to do is urinate on a stick. This is not a simple task. It’s messy and awkward. Then you wave around […]
October 22, 2017
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The Truth Is Out: Parents DO Have A Favourite Child

Ask any parent whether they have a favourite child and they will, of course, deny it. All of us insist that we love each of our offspring equally. As parents we do our best to treat each of our children fairly, distributing affection, presents, and encouragement impartially. However, a new […]
October 22, 2017
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How To Survive…Other People’s Pets

I had a warm fuzzy feeling at the prospect of bidding Dublin adieu for a week and heading down the country, with my three small children. The children would spend the days climbing trees and playing chasing whilst I would sit on a blanket and read. In a week, I […]
October 22, 2017
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If I Die Before I Wake…

Dear Girls, You will spend a mini lifetime with me, inside and out, but you will never fully know your Mother. Believe it or not, there was a time before you came along when I was young, single, foolish, in love, heartbroken, impressionable! So if I die before I wake, […]
October 18, 2017
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My Mental Health Improved The Day I Quit My Job

There’s a sentence I thought I would never write. I’ve always been an annoyingly responsible person, gainfully employed since I was old enough to reach the washbasins at the family hair salon. I’ve worked as a writer in advertising agencies since I finished my Masters in 2012. Having reached the […]

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