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October 20, 2018

I Am So Over Toilet Training For The Third Time

I am so over poo. It is my third time now toilet training a toddler and I am over it. I have run out of steam. […]
October 19, 2018

How The Social Welfare System Has Treated Me…

When I was 13 or 14 everyone I knew had a little part time job. It was either after school or at the weekends but everyone […]
October 13, 2018

Today We’re Going To Parent Like It’s 1986

Okay, enough already. Enough with the soaking of the chia seeds overnight and the dairy free, sugar free foods. I’ve had it with the arts and […]
October 12, 2018

Living With…A Baby That Fights Sleep

My baby boy doesn’t just fight sleep, he fights it with boxing gloves on. Seriously, at one point when he was really small, he’d ball up […]
October 6, 2018

Hitting ‘The Fourth Month’ Postpartum Wall

There comes a time which isn’t described via a glossy picture in a Gina Ford baby book, or on the front page of a parenting magazine. […]
January 8, 2018
September 28, 2018

I’ll Put A Euro In The Swear Jar

Before I begin, let me just explain that while I’m not quite at the Roddy Doyle novel level of swearing, I am known to have a […]
September 28, 2018

Fruit Smoothies And Raisins Are ROTTING Your Kids Teeth

A primary cause of tooth decay in children is sugar. However, its not necessarily the amount of sugar, but the frequency of intake that is important. […]
September 28, 2018

My Son Just Gave Me A Slow Clap

Yesterday evening, thirteen hours into my day with my two young sons, I sat, slumped on the closed toilet lid watching them in the bath together. […]