Real Stories

April 26, 2018

All The Things My Children Have Stolen From Me

The unexpected things my children have stolen from me We are all familiar with our children being thieves of our sleep, our flat stomachs, our once […]
April 26, 2018

Ladies, Please Do Not Feel Any Pressure To Have An ‘Erotic’ Labour

When I was twelve, at the puberty milestone (a stage of growing up, not the local pub) a lady came to our school to talk to […]
April 26, 2018

Why Cutting Other Mammys Some Slack Is Not Always A Good Idea

My energy levels haven’t been great lately so I bundled up my two smallies and headed for the shopping centre to raid Boots. I turned into […]
April 25, 2018

I Knew I Would Cry

Somehow when you cross the threshold of the Friary, passing through the immaculate silver gates and across the bumpy cattle grid the world outside ceases to […]
April 25, 2018

How To Survive…Car Journeys

Ah the fond memories I have of long, boring car journeys as a child, a sibling on either side, barely strapped in, our mother beatin’ the […]
January 8, 2018
April 24, 2018

I Should Really Do Bedtime More Often – Before It’s Too Late

I don’t often get to put my nearly-five-year-old to bed anymore. We say goodnight at the top of the stairs and she goes off to brush […]
April 23, 2018

Telling Your Boss That You’re Pregnant

  It’s week 14 and herself is full of energy, “Jaysus I’m full of energy Birdie… I might actually do the dishes today and some light […]
April 23, 2018

Calling Bullshit On…Facebook

In my teenage years, we didn’t have Facebook, we didn’t even have the internet for that matter.  We hadn’t a clue what we looked like half-time […]