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April 13, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On…. Teaching Manners In A Rude World

Learning manners is part of growing up. Not as important as learning to walk and feeding yourself but part of growing up nonetheless. I remember being little and my Mother dutifully instructing me ‘Say thank you to the nice lady’, ‘Ashling, say excuse me as you go by’ etc. Like […]
April 13, 2017
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No Sex, Please. We’re Parents!

I have to give my kids the Sex Talk. Yup, the Sex Talk. Turns out that the time between being a baby and having the ability to make one is really short. And if I don’t speak to them while they’re in their tweens, I apparently stand a fairly good […]
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 […]

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