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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 […]
April 11, 2017
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The Truth About Motherhood…

Recently, a very good friend of mine rang to tell me she is pregnant. I was delighted, of course, and couldn’t wait to get discussing all the gory details of being a mother! Before I could begin, however, she complained that all her colleagues were telling her horror stories, not […]
April 11, 2017
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I’m A Mother – And I’m Autistic

“You can’t be autistic because I watched old videos of your birthday parties and you followed your sister around, happily copying her. And I saw you dance!” This sound bite came from a genuine and loving place, as my mother struggled to understand autism in the weeks preceding my assessment. […]

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