Easter At Rathwood – The Experience

In the run up to Easter, it’s been great to see a load of kid-centric activities to fill up the holidays popping up. Egg hunts,…

He’s Three – A Snapshot of My Little Boy’s Life on his Birthday

On the 24th of March 2014, I became a mother. At 7.05 am, my son was born by emergency caesarean section. Since that moment, my…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Full of Things She Will Love – 2017

Mother’s Day is coming up soon – are you prepared to show the Mammy in your life how much you love her? Whether that’s your own…

Pacing and Parenting: Not an Easy Combination

The word “Pacing” has come to mean something different to me since being introduced to the Chronic Pain community. Prior to that, I had linked…

Baby Friendly Cork City in 2017 – Places I Recommend From Experience

I’ve lived in Cork City since 2009, meaning that this year is my 7th year here. In 2014 I gave birth to my son, which…

Boots Wants To Pamper The Mama’s Out There

What are your plans this weekend? Time with the family? Wrestling a toddler, or getting a newborn to sleep? Or will you take some time…

OJ, Unschooling and Valentines – LittleLoves

It’s Friday. This week hasn’t been like a normal week. I’ve been off work again with my back since the start of the month. It’s…

Hello Mammy Guilt, again

The boy child is nearly three. He’s at that brilliant age where he’s a proper little human who you can actually have a conversation with.…

Political Dramas On Netflix To Distract From Real Life

The world is filled with commentary about the recent inauguration of Donald J Trump as US President Trump. The executive orders, the tweets, the Muslim…

Medication Nation: My Chronic Pain Story

Last night I was watching Dr Eva Orsmond’s documentary on RTE 1, Medication Nation. I sat on my sofa with a heat wrap around my neck, debating…

A Baby Brother?

The boy will be three in March. He’s long gone from being a baby, and is even losing his toddler ways. More and more, I’m…

The Next Four Years

Yesterday, 20 January 2017, Donald J Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States. He sits in the most powerful seat of the Western…

How the Tile Mate has made my life (and mornings) infinitely easier

I’m a scatterbrain. My mother used to describe me saying that I’d lose my head if it wasn’t attached, and she’s right. Over the years…

5 Self Help Books For “New Year, New You” That Are Worth Picking Up

Oh New Year, how predictable you are. We enter into the freezing cold January mornings telling ourselves that THIS is the year we will stop…

2017 Reading Challenge – Reading More in the New Year

Every year I try to get “Read More” on my New Years Resolutions list. Now, I’ve lost a lot of faith in New Years Resolutions,…

16 from ’16 – 2016 A Year in The Life

Here we are again, the start of another year. Bit of a dramatic one on a global scale, 2016, between Brexit, Trump and the size of…

My Instagram Best 9 – A Photo Look Back on 2016

As the crazy days of Christmas come to a close, it’s got me feeling nostalgic of the year thats gone by. It’s a year that…

Busy B Busy Life Diary – Getting Organised in 2017

Life is rather hectic when you add a small person into the mix. Suddenly the days race past, the bedtimes all seem to be like…

Tis the Season To Be Anxious: Christmas & Anxiety

This is a hard post to write. I don’t particularly know why, as it’s not the first time I’ve addressed it. I’ve written extensively about…

Christmas Tag 2016 – Some Festive Fun

I’m getting into the festive mood now with so few days to Christmas. Having spotted this tag online, I thought I’d take part – lots…

What She Wants For Christmas: Mammy Blogger Edition

The internet is filled with gift guides. Nine days before the big day, you might still be stuck on what the lady in your life…

MAM Giveaway – The Perfect Pumping Package!

When E was born, I was keeping an open mind when it came to breastfeeding. I’d told myself it wasn’t a big deal if I…

Waterford Winterval Santa Grotto – A Wonderful Festive Experience

Although I live in Cork City since 2009, a special part of my heart lies in Waterford. It’s where I was born, it’s where I…

My November Little Loves: Gilmores & Cosy Coats

November has been a bit of a hectic month. I’ve somewhat fallen off the blogging bandwagon. Not for any major reason, aside from PLAGUE and…

That Time I Was In The Sunday Times….

So, this blogging malarkey has opened a whole lot of doors for me. It’s introduced me to wonderful friends, gotten me into situations to work…