10 Scary Picks for a Halloween Movie Night

Halloween falling on a Monday this year (albeit a bank holiday, but still) means a lot of plans for outings had to be relegated to…

Recent Cinema Picks – BadMammy at The Movies!

As a teenager I was rarely out of the cinema. Every weekend, I went to see something with my group of friends in Waterford –…

Two and A Half – A Little Life Update

It’s been a while since I’ve written much about the little man. It’s not that he’s not been around, he certainly has been, it’s just…

The Fight For Bodily Autonomy – Are You Listening?

My heart is sore. I’ve just finished listening to an incredibly brave woman, Siobhan Whelan, talk about her pregnancy in an interview on Prime Time.…

Seattle on a Budget: Tips To Save Money During Your Visit

Last week, myself and Himself had our first proper holiday together. After four years, we decided it was time for a true test of our…

Twenty Five.

Last Saturday was my birthday. On that day,25 years ago, my mother became a proud c-section Mammy, and I entered the world. I’m sure there…

Favourite Bedtime Stories: What is on our Bookshelf?

I am not a fan of bedtime. The child going to bed, yes, perfectly happy with that (what parent isn’t?) but it’s an ordeal at…

BadMammy’s got Wheels – I bought a car!

My return to work has left me resentful of public transport. Without a car, I’m somewhat dependent on it. The last time I was in…

Dear RTE, about the Sydney Rose…

A bit of a letter I felt necessary after the recent developments in this week’s 2016 Rose of Tralee competition. Apologies for the length.

Falling Back Down The Rabbit Hole

As a general rule, I have this depression/mental health thing sorted. I’ve gotten help from my GP, I’ve an understanding partner and family, I’ve seen…

Exciting News for BadMammy.com – Awards Season!

It’s Awards Season in the Blogosphere, it’s all very exciting. Yesterday evening, I got an email to tell me I’d gotten through to the Shortlist…

The A To Z of My Toddler

My toddler is a curious fellow, an ever changing personality. I’d point out some manufacturing flaws (the lack of love of sleep, the mess) but…

Inspirefest – 5 Things that Really Inspired Me

At the end of last month, I was very lucky to be offered the chance to attend Inspirefest. Inspirefest is a technology and science conference,…

Becoming a Working Mother (Again)

It’s decided, it’s set. Next week, after an unpredicted break of 16 months, I’ll be headed back into the workforce. Back to the (hopefully, for…

Scooting Through The Scary Stuff

The world has been a scary place of late. It feels rather on edge, like we’re waiting for the next shoe to drop, there’s a…

5 Fathers Day Gift Ideas for the Less Organised

I am one of those people who was clearly talking at the back of class the day organisation was handed out – it’s not something…

7 Tips for Staying Sun Safe with Kids in Tow this Summer

What’s that strange glowing ball in the sky? Ireland has lately been graced by the sunshine, the heat, something that actually resembles a summer. While…

May Madness: What We’ve Been Up To

There is sunshine, everyone is far chirpier – the Leaving Cert weather has officially begun and we couldn’t be happier about it (unless there was…

Niamh Horan and THAT Creche Comment

If you missed it on Wednesday night, a rather incendiary debate kicked off on Brendan O Connor’s new current affairs show “Cutting Edge”. In response…

Do You Hear What I’m Hearing?

I’ve described my son as a walking ear infection in the past. The poor pet, he seems to go from antibiotic to antibiotic, frequent flyer…

That Day In May – A Year Of Marriage Equality

A year has gone by, a year since the Marriage Equality referendum passed. There has been no great breakdown of society, no children ripped from…

4 Lessons My Toddler Has Taught Me

I come with a tiny entourage, all 3ft of him, my two year old toddler. I spend most of my days trying to teach him…

MidWeek Madness: What I’ve Been Up To Lately

I’ve not quite hit the midweek slump yet, but I can feel it on the way. I’m over the half way mark of this solo…

Seeing Results From Slimming World

I’ve just finished my fifth week of Slimming World. I wrote previously about starting it all off again, this weight loss journey, and how happy…

Finding Your Village

It takes a village to raise a child, says the old African proverb. From the first days of becoming a parent, professionals insist that you…