For Women Who Happen To Be Parents

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April 13, 2017

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

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

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

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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