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February 17, 2019

Why Grandparents Really Are Awesome

So there I was in work one quiet Saturday afternoon when I got a video message from one of the kids.   Nothing unusual in itself, except […]
February 17, 2019

It’s Okay To Say Giving Birth is Traumatic

They say that giving birth is the most natural thing in the world, that as women we are equipped to push a tiny, or in some […]
February 16, 2019

Calling Time On… Sanctimammies

Sanctimammy Noun – A Mammy who believes that her way of parenting is the correct and proper way; judging and dismissing other Mums who do not […]
February 16, 2019

The Day MND Took My Dad

It was my brother’s 21st –  and the weekend of my father’s funeral. Your breathing had changed, worrying my Mother, you wouldn’t take in any fluids […]
February 15, 2019

There Are So Many Shoulds In The Day I Go Around In Circles

The Science of Should I should clean the bathroom. I should wash the car. I should have cleaned those windows last weekend.  I should wash that […]
January 8, 2018
February 15, 2019

Don’t Underestimate A Baby

There’s plenty of myths we like to perpetuate about babies, like how helpless they are. And yes for the most part this is true, especially in […]
February 14, 2019

9 Ways To Stop The House Becoming A Cesspit When You’ve Kids

Do you feel like it’s a constant battle between filling up the dishwasher and putting away every last toy that your kids have somehow managed to […]
February 13, 2019

I’ve Just Realised My Parents Were Winging It

When I was small, I like most people can remember thinking my parents were just invincible. They were completely infallible to me. There was nothing they […]