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October 20, 2018

My So-Called Social Life

I think if I squint my eyes, spray some Elnett and put on a bit of the Immaculate Collection; I can vaguely recall a social life. […]
October 20, 2018

I Am So Over Toilet Training For The Third Time

I am so over poo. It is my third time now toilet training a toddler and I am over it. I have run out of steam. […]
October 19, 2018

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 […]
October 17, 2018

The Problem With Using Emojis When Dating

When dating and relationships, there is a lot to consider. Fine after years of marriage when you are as familiar with each other as old socks […]
October 17, 2018

Post-Natal Depression Has Many Faces

Every pregnancy is different. Every baby is different. I know this. Both statements were true for me. So, what about Post-Natal Mental Health, how different can […]
January 8, 2018
October 16, 2018

I Wanted A Girl – But I Got A Boy I Didn’t Want

Anyone ever heard  ‘gender disappointment’? Anyone ever suffered from it?! It’s when you find out the gender of your baby normally at the 20 week scan […]
October 16, 2018

Hey, Hallow’een! You’re Not, And Never Will Be, Christmas, Ok?

As a parent of three small boys, I couldn’t survive without a calendar; not a digital one but an old school one that hangs on the […]
October 15, 2018

Hey, Lay Off With The Pester Power, Will Ya?

Not so long ago new legislation was proposed regarding the pricing, marketing, advertising etc. of alcohol in supermarkets, off-licenses and small retailers. Us grownups have seen […]