When The Cure Is Worse Than The Disease: Side Effects Of Chronic Illness

Over the last few years, I’ve tried my hand at a fair amount of chronic illness interventions. Various exercises. Many, many medications. Physiotherapy. Interventions that…

My Book Nook; January Edition

I’d like to start a regular book nook section on this blog of mine. I’m an avid reader, when I’ve got the time, and each…

Pain Acceptance: Embracing Reality or Brushing It Off?

As a chronic pain patient, I spend my days willing the pain to feck off and find a new hobby. I’ve got discs bulging in…

Getting Organised for 2018 with the Busy B Busy Life Diary

Organisation is not something that comes naturally to me. I look at Pinterest accounts of people with perfect bullet journals, schedules they stick to and…

EveryDay Stories; An Eye-Opening Look At The 8th Amendment

In Ireland, we are in a time of change. While the rest of the world is shouting Me Too, we are shouting “Listen to Me”.…

12 Brené Brown Quotes To Get You Inspired This January

​If you’ve been around here long, you’ll know that I will rave about the wonderful Brené Brown day and night if let go. I discovered…

Sketchy Muma: What It Means To Be A Mother review

Being a mother is hard work. It’s one of the toughest, and yes, most rewarding, jobs out there. It sounds cliched, but it really is…

How To Set Up Adsense On Your WordPress Blog

I’ve been using Adsense on this blog on and off over the last year and a half. It’s been a hopefully not-too-intrusive way of gaining…

17 From 17: How 2017 Was For Me

We’ve survived another year, 2017 is over and 2018 has begun. All without certain world leaders getting at the nuclear codes, and after gaining some…

Have The Conversation: Are You An Organ Donor?

If you’re active on social media, or have an interest in public health, you may be aware of Orla Tinsley, a Cystic Fibrosis patient who…

My 2017 Instagram Best 9 – A Year in Photographs

As December rolls faster towards the end of the year, it’s a time of looking back to see what has been. The wonderful powers of…

How To Keep Your Kids Safe When They’re Using iPhones, iPads and iPod …

As the man in red is just about to pay a visit to houses worldwide, there are quite a lot of young people looking to…

11 Last Minute Gift Subscriptions They’ll Love This Christmas

With only a few days to go, the shops are manic, the postal dates have passed and hopefully you’ve still got fingernails after biting them…

Ba-Doopy-Do: My December Little Loves

It’s mid-December, which means that we’re truly deep into Christmas mode here at the BadMammy house. We’ve been to see Santa TWICE, his shopping lists…

8 Brilliant Spots To Buy Beautiful Last Minute Gifts in Cork City

As the last posting day is drawing closer, and shops are starting to fill to bursting with last-minute shoppers, the pressure is on to buy…

The Magic Of Christmas At Fota Beyond

Christmas is a time of magic, a time of wonder, especially for little ones. This is really the first year that Eliott is getting into…

16 Parents Who Have Really Had Enough Of The Elf On A Shelf

The second the clock struck midnight on 30 November, the elves came out to play. In many houses around the world, and across my Facebook…

Perfect Gifts For The Blogger In Your Life This Christmas

In the run up to Christmas, it can be stressful to figure out just what kind of gifts will put a smile on different faces.…

15 Christmas Classics on Netflix this Festive Season

Christmas is a time of spending time with family, eating far too many nice treats, and hopefully watching some classic movies. These days there’s no…

The Late Late Toy Show – A Beginners Guide

It’s that time of year again. Billy Barry children loudly singing and tap dancing their way across our screens. Toys running out of batteries at…

Black Friday Bargains For Parents

It’s Black Friday, which means that bank cards and credit cards around the world are quaking in their boots and bargains are being sought. The…

8 Christmas Gift Ideas For New (and not so new) Parents

Christmas is a magical time of year. It might only be mid-November, but the rush has already begun to get everything perfect and to start…

Snapshot of Sorts

Inspired by Suzy’s recent post, it’s time to revive the Snapshot post to show what exactly has been going on around here lately. We’re getting…

Have you had your Smear Test Yet? Cervical Cancer Prevention.

Cervical Cancer. It’s one of those big scary C’s that we don’t talk enough about. The words “Mortality rate” and “most common cancer” are bandied…

10 GrownUp Advent Calendars For Everyday Treats This December

Advent calendars are something I associate with chocolate, from childhood. Behind each pane, a tiny chocolate, generally Cadburys. However, the market has really expanded over…