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October Snapshot

I’ve been blogging a lot less than I wanted of late, it’s been busy. I’ve been getting into strides with college work, epidemiology is kicking…

27 Haunting Watches On Netflix For The Whole Family This Hallowe’en

That time of year is rolling around again. The leaves are on the ground in gorgeous colours, the weather is getting colder. I’ve taken to…

Breastfeeding Resources For New Mama’s – Support and True Tales

It’s National Breastfeeding Week in Ireland. This means it’s time to celebrate all that is good and great about supporting women feeding their babies. It’s…

Getting Self Care In With Mama Moments Subscription Boxes

Self care isn’t something I’ve been known to be great at. Two years ago, a counsellor asked me what were the things I did for…

7 Podcasts I’ve Been Listening In September 2018

I’m a big fan of podcasts for when I’m driving or just pottering around the house. I listen to a variety of things, lots of…

Nobody Warned Me About The Fours

When you have a baby, people are full of advice. Actually, once you get that stick to turn blue and start to tell people, the…

Why You NEED To Sign Up For A Drug Payment Scheme Card

The Irish Health System is a flawed system, there is no empirical evidence at all to show us otherwise. We have seen a medley of…

International Pain Awareness Month

September is International Pain Awareness Month. Now, I know that sounds like a bit of an unnecessary one. We all know pain is real, we…

Measles, The MMR and The Harmful Effects Of Not Vaccinating Children

On 20 August 2018, the World Health Organisation released a press release which stated that “Over 41,000 children and adults in the WHO European Region…

18 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Pregnancy (And Will Know For Next Time)

Having a baby, being pregnant, the whole lot – it’s a massive learning curve. I’ve written previously about the things I will do differently with…

Leaving Cert Results: Tales From The Other Side

So, today is Leaving Cert Results Day. Students will open envelopes after months of waiting and agonising, and the knowledge of those results will be…

Brunch at Ali’s Kitchen – A Delicious Choice In Cork City

I’m a big fan of brunch. Often I find that I don’t feel like eating first thing in the morning, but still in the mood…

Humira Didn’t Work For Me – So What’s Next?

For the last six weeks, I’ve been taking a drug called Humira which was meant to help get rid of my chronic pain issues. The…

What We’re Watching On Netflix Now That The Heatwave’s Gone

Since the rain has decided to make a return to Ireland, I can feel a whole lot less guilty about staying in and binging on Netflix series… so here’s a look at what I’ve been watching, and what I’ve got lined up this month!

7 Things I Will Never Understand About Soft Play

As a parent to a four-year-old, we spend a lot of time at Soft Play. It’s a necessary evil. The Irish weather doesn’t allow for…

7 Podcasts I Have Been Loving Lately

Podcasts are one of my favourite ways to unwind. I’ve written before about my love of true crime podcasts, but lately, I have extended my…

The Chronic Pain / Chronic Illness Alphabet

As someone who lives with chronic pain and chronic illness, I’ve got a fair bit of downtime. I’m currently out of work as managing full…

Days Out With Kids In Cork: Nano Nagle Place

Finding new places to go with the little man in tow has become an ever-growing hobby as he gets older and needs more to keep…

24 True Crime Documentaries on Netflix for lovers of The Staircase

If you’ve been here any reasonable amount of time, you might have noticed that I have a bit of a thing for true crime documentaries,…

Summer Reads Bookshelf: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

It’s been a while since I’ve written a proper book post, aside from the odd review. It’s not that I haven’t been reading much –…

Closing Time: Leaving Creche Days Behind

“Closing Time, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end…” I’m reminded a lot of this song lately, it’s playing in my song almost…

What It’s Like To Be Stuck In The Middle With No Diagnosis

This post has taken me a long time to write. I’ve previously written about my struggles with mental health, and with my journey through life…

Incredibles 2 – A Trip To The Cinema with Vodafone Family Firsts

I was very excited to receive an email last week inviting my family to a preview screening of Incredibles 2 in The Gate Cinema in…

Days Out With Kids In Cork: Fota House and Gardens

I hardly dare say it, but the Summer has arrived in Cork. There are intervals of sunshine between the rain and I wind up sunburnt…

Book Review: One Click by Andrea Mara

I like a good psychological thriller novel, and this is an arena that female authors are knocking out of the park in recent years. Increasingly,…