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June 3, 2017
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Dear Husband, Walk A Mile In My Shoes

Dear husband, please don’t take this the wrong way but…you will never understand what it is like to be the stay at home parent; the joys and frustrations all mixed up into one. Holding everything together by a thread including your own insanity. The burden of a whole household on […]
May 25, 2017
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What’s Changed? Everything!

I’ve felt a major switch in my life in the past 2 weeks. Something has shifted greatly inside. Something positive, something familiar but that has been lost. I have been so unsure in my life for the past two years since my departure from work into full time motherhood. I […]
April 25, 2017
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Turns Out I Missed Work More Than I Thought

Back in February I wrote about the heart-ache I experienced when I returned to work on a part-time basis; the sadness of leaving my little buddy and what felt like the end of our special time together. I discovered I am not alone in feeling like this and I was […]
April 23, 2017
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Sometimes It’s Ok To Listen To Your Wild Carefree Voice

Once upon a time (10 June 2003, to be precise), a 22 year old woman-child boarded a plane from Cork to Jersey with one bag, €350 and an address for a place to stay in Jersey. Ten days previously, she had finished her final year exams in Applied Psychology at […]
April 20, 2017
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Whistle While You Work

The other morning as I scrolled through my news-feed I saw a post about a working mother reaching out to a stay at home mother. This caught my attention; I’m all about the reaching out posts, and less about the mommy wars. None of us are getting out of this […]
February 25, 2017
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My Own Glass Ceiling

A promotion!!! I looked at the email more closely.  This was great news; long-awaited and hard earned news.  So why was my first feeling that of panic? Child-care arrangements, that’s why.  A myriad of hypothetical situations raced through my mind, crashing into one another and causing a traffic jam of […]

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