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March 16, 2019

‘I Seethe Furiously Inside’-Parenting In The Throes Of PMS

Warning: this piece may contain ranting The irrationality is what tips me off first; I begin to resent every other human being on earth for silly […]
March 15, 2019
Dinner In The Bath

About That Day I Had My Dinner In The Bath…

Is it possible to reach a new low twice in the one hour? Asking for a … Actually, let’s just lay it out on the table. […]
March 14, 2019

When Is It Ok To Ask A Woman If She Is Pregnant?

Altogether now… NEVER! Everyone has a story about asking someone if they’re expecting when they are not or possibly worse… being asked if you yourself are. […]
March 14, 2019

I Fell Pregnant Despite Using Contraception Three Years After The X Case

Rosemarie Hayden writes: MY CHOICE I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. About 25 years. But in recent times the Repeal the 8th Referendum […]
March 13, 2019

The Mammy Train Is Now Approaching Baby Brain Station

You are now approaching Baby Brain Station. Imagine a train network.  (Yeah I know that this is an alien concept to us up here in Donegal, […]
January 8, 2018
March 13, 2019

When Your IVF Baby Asks: ‘Where Did We Come From Mam?’

There’s an app called Timehop that I love. It takes you on a daily trip down memory lane, showing you photos and videos ‘on this day’ […]
March 13, 2019

Have You Got ‘Womb’ For One More?

Neighbour to me; ‘How are you getting on with the baby?’ ‘Oh fine, you know finding my feet a bit now.’ ‘Well don’t worry it gets […]
March 11, 2019

How To Survive…Shopping With Kids

The panic. I know. I have it, I feel it. Dammit, I can feel yours. The sheer perspiration I have thinking about it. We need something […]