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September 8, 2017
m-word-quitting

Can I Resign As A Mum…?

I’ve been toying with the idea of returning to work lately; only on a part-time basis. But my goodness, I never thought I would come up against so many barriers blocking my way. These barriers consist of my kids mostly. Because as a mother of three children, I’m not flexible. […]
September 7, 2017
strong woman

Calling Bullshit On…Doing It Like A Girl

Do it like a girl, sounds like a Nike ad doesn’t it? But when did doing something ‘like a girl’ become an insult? You kick like a girl, you throw like a girl, you hit like a girl. My pet hate; you whinge like a girl. Have we moved on at all? […]
September 7, 2017
m-word-heart

We Think There’s Something Wrong With Your Son’s Heart

I have spoken extensively about Conall’s struggle with Aspergers and Adhd and about Rian’s craniosynostosis but I don’t talk too much about Koray’s heart condition, frankly because it scares me. In 2008 when Conall was born and I lay beside him in Holles Street, I had a whispery little chat about what was what […]
September 6, 2017
footy

Oh, How I Would Love To Give Football The Red Card

I remember I used to have my baby’s chubby little hands wrapped around my neck when sights of a football came within inches of us when out and about. The owner of these hands would jump up at me as the ball missed a goal at the park and head […]

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