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August 21, 2017
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Mastitis – The Mother Of All Dragons.

I had my three kids naturally. I’m not boasting, it was not at all part of my birthing plan but alas every time I make a plan – it fails! Point is: I would easily give birth three times over than go through what I did with mastitis. Three months […]
August 21, 2017
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How To Survive…Their First Day At School

So earlier in the year I visited my daughter’s new school. She will be starting in Junior Infants in September. This is my 3rd time attending the Open Evening and Meet and Greet but this time I’m a little sore. She’s ‘My Last’ and so this makes everything a little […]
August 20, 2017
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How The Social Welfare System Has Treated Me…

When I was 13 or 14 everyone I knew had a little part time job. It was either after school or at the weekends but everyone worked. Well back then, it was also a big part of your social life and you’d look forward to going to work everyday. Thankfully […]
August 20, 2017
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The Imagined Army Of Shite Mothers

A few weeks ago I was sat on the bus to work after carting off my kids to strangers at astronomically expensive nurseries when I became aware of numerous passengers avoiding the seat in front of me. The lady next to me and I leant forward at the same time […]

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