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…

Growing Pains – Hello Terrible Two

The boy is now two. The Terrible Twos. as they’re commonly known, have definitely hit our house.

My (extended) C-Section Story

I’ve written before on here about my C-Section, about being a caesarean section mother and about the opinions others may have on the topic. However,…

Parenting With Chronic Pain

It isn’t something I write about often, my pain. Mostly because I don’t want to make this blog about my parenting journey into an eternal…

Jamie Oliver Supports Boobs.

There’s been a lot in the media in the last few days about Jamie Oliver. Having struck a victory over the addictive substance infiltrating young…

14 Burning Questions I’ve Got About Paw Patrol

Are you familiar with Paw Patrol? Chances are, if you’ve got a child under the age of five who has been introduced to a television…

Groundhog Day (or life with a 3ft tyrant)

Every day is the same around here, we’ve gotten into somewhat of a routine, dependent on whether or not it’s a crèche day. This is…

5 Baby Products I Couldn’t Have Done Without

The internet is full of lists of absolute essentials when it comes to new babies and baby products. From some of those lists, it seems that unless…

Ear Infection, Again. Intervention needed?

Moments that aren’t your proudest as a Mammy? I’ve had a few of those. My most recent being the realisation that the only possible solution…

22 months

It’s getting ever closer to the tiny man’s second birthday. The fact that I’ve an almost two year old is stranger to nobody than me.…

Pre-Eclampsia: A No Nonsense Guide

When I was pregnant, I saw a lot of my doctors thanks to my blood pressure and I not getting along. In the later stages…

Hello Tantrum-ville

The boy is not yet two, so in my mind, cannot officially enter the terrible twos. He doesn’t care for this lack of decorum and…

Dressing Dapper This December – Toddler Boy Clothes Edition

As the carrier-arounder and main wardrobe consultant of a 20 month old, I find myself perusing the aisles of clothes shops these days mostly in…

My Happy Place – with Independent.ie “Mind Yourself” campaign.

Last week I spotted a request from a journalist with Independent.ie, asking for bloggers to talk about their “happy place”, as part of their Mind…

Everything but the Fireman’s Pole : A Fire Station Bedroom for My Toddler

Have you got a fireman-crazy kid at home? Looking for some bedroom revamp ideas? That’s exactly what I’m up to at the moment – trying…

Always Drink Coffee Before Soft Play – Tales from the Front Line

Ah, soft play areas, savers of sanity (most of the time). When you are accompanied by a tiny human who finds fantastic enjoyment from flinging…

Through His Eyes

The world can be an awful place. Drivers speed up as they come to a massive puddle on a rainy day, soaking the mother with…

Blink and You Miss It

Once upon a time, I had a tiny baby. He slept a lot (just not when I wanted him to), he stayed where I put…

Toddlers and Lock-Ins; my near heart failure.

Since E’s Daddy has started going away for work, I’ve started noticing a definite move in his favouritism between the parents – where I used…

The Kid is Alright

Last week, we had an appointment with a doctor who we were initially referred to for a reason that I’m sure will be the impetus…

18 months.

It’s strange how these things go. Through the 40 (37 in my case) weeks of pregnancy on a first baby, time drags, it slows down,…

Lets Talk About Consent, Baby.

Consent. It’s the hot topic word of the moment, being flitted around the media, around the twitter sphere, with differing opinions from many people from…

Toddler Transporting Tantrums: I NEED to learn to drive.

I didn’t learn to drive when everyone else I knew did – most of the girls in my year by sixth year had their car/the…

Calling Nonsense on “Back To School Essentials”

I’ve written before this week about how my newsfeed and everything around me is screaming “Back to School”. It being almost the start of September,…

Back To School; Compiling the Complete Guide

We’re not in back-to-school mode at the Rainy Days house; thankfully E is quite settled in his creche having now properly made the move to…