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August 14, 2018

How To Survive…Your Baby Shower

If you’d asked me if I had wanted a baby shower when I was so heavily pregnant that every step was a waddle, the simple act […]
August 14, 2018

10 Ways To Handle A Three-Year-Old (And Stay Sane)

1) Buy a really good coffee machine if you can afford it because sometimes a decent cup of coffee will get you through a day of […]
August 13, 2018

Pre-School Has Finally Arrived. And I’m Not Sure

It’s happening! It’s time! Forget ‘winter is coming,’ Jon Snow has nothing on the trauma I’m about to endure. It’s time for Pre-school. Here’s why it’s […]
August 13, 2018

10 Ways To Beat The School Lunch Box Blues

Anyone got the lunch box blues about going back to school? I only discovered last year what a chore school lunches can be. They can add […]
August 12, 2018

If I Die Before I Wake…

Dear Girls, You will spend a mini lifetime with me, inside and out, but you will never fully know your Mother. Believe it or not, there […]
January 8, 2018
August 12, 2018

How To Survive…Other People’s Pets

I had a warm fuzzy feeling at the prospect of bidding Dublin adieu for a week and heading down the country, with my three small children. […]
August 11, 2018

Is Parenting Harder Today?

Parenting shouldn’t be hard. People worldwide have been doing it for buckets of years, nothing new there then, everyone’s doing it. So tell me –  why […]
August 11, 2018

Playground Parents – Which One Are You?

Over the last few years I have concluded that there are three different types of ‘Playground Parent.’ The first is a Helicopter Parent. A Helicopter Parent […]