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That Bank Of Ireland Mortgage Ad (and why the tone is so wrong)

We’re in the market for a mortgage. We’ve made the decision that renting is no longer what we want to do. The decision is slightly…

11 Coming Of Age Movies on Netflix That Everyone Should Watch

Sometimes, you just need a day of vegging with a movie that was part of growing up to get by. Last weekend, I had a…

Slaying the Dragon: A Car Insurance Renewal Saga

I’ve been driving my little silver Hyundai for a year now. I love it, driving has opened up my world to so much more freedom.…

Cork Heritage Open Day – Things To Do With Kids In Cork

Cork City is my home. I’ve lived here for 8 years now, and I’ve developed a love for the place, rain and all. It’s a…

The Break – Marian Keyes Review

I’ve been a fan of Marian Keyes since I was about fourteen and picked up a copy of Watermelon. Her writing is funny, passionate and…

Dear BBC Panorama, About Your Show About SSRIs

To the people behind the BBC Panorama show “A Prescription for Murder”,

Youth Defence tactics and the Abortion Debate

Last week, I was wandering around Cork City when I came across a sight which turned my stomach. An anti-abortion group, Youth Defence, were protesting…

Paternal Postpartum Depression: Depression Affects Dads Too.

Much of the conversation about postpartum mental health revolves around the woman, the mother. Her body hasn’t been her own for the guts of a…

Going Back To My Roots with Origin Hair

I’ve been blonde for about six years now. After a bad breakup, I decided to change things up and have, for the most part, stuck…

I’m Not Going Crazy; Chronic Pain and Being Believed

In talking to others about chronic pain and chronic illness, there is one theme in particular that keeps coming up. The idea that being not…

5 Things I Have Been Doing To Up My Pinterest Game

Lately I’ve been looking a lot at the different ways people get traffic towards their blogs. I’ve been doing this for three years, and feel…

13 Questions I’ve Got Watching PJ Masks

Paw Patrol has been shoved to the back burner. These days we’re all about PJ Masks. Or CD Mac, dependent on how much he feels…

5 Audiobooks Every Woman Should Listen To Today

As a child, I was a complete bookworm. So much so, that when I got lost in shops, the first place to look was the…

Thoughts I Have On Disney Movies As An Adult

Disney movies were a key part of my childhood, like that of many children. I spent hours watching, singing along and playing pretend with friends…

Why I Switched My Hosting To GoDaddy

I made the move, I took the plunge. I trusted that my blog wouldn’t break, and thankfully *touch wood* it’s still in one piece. I’ve…

More Affordable Childcare- What IS Available?

Childcare is often declared to be the second mortgage of many homes. Personally, it makes up almost as much as our rent per month, and…

17 True Crime Documentaries For Netflix Detectives

I’m quite a fan of the True Crime genre. Himself is a little bit paranoid about my obsession, as if it’s research. I’ve always found…

Visit Ireland’s Historical Gems for FREE – Historic Days Out for All The Family

Getting to see Ireland’s gems of historical sites is definitely something I want to do more of. Being able to drive now has opened up…

Keeping Kids Entertained This Summer with Cork City Library

Ah, the school holidays are upon us. There’s a whole lot less traffic in the mornings, the skies are (mostly) blue and there are kids…

Struggling with Being Financially Dependent

“Love Many, Trust Few, Always Paddle Your Own Canoe”. That’s a phrase my dad repeated through my childhood. It makes sense, keeping your own sense…

Netflix Tag 2017

What have you been watching lately? Are you stuck into a marathon, or looking for something new? This is a tag post I took part…

1 Tip Every Parent Needs To Know If Their Kids Use Snapchat

Childhood and teen years are somewhat through a different lens these days. The impact of introducing technology into their hands at a young age has…

Defeated By Three: Confessions of A Toddler Mammy

I am officially done with toddlerdom. Finito. Dunzo. The fact that the child has a while left to go doesn’t matter, I am at the…

Talking Perinatal Mental Health with INFANT

If you’ve read this blog before, you’ll know that I’m passionate about the topic of mental health and in particular postnatal mental health. It’s something…

Father’s Day Last Minute Gifts He Is Sure To Love

Argh, it’s rolled around again. I could have sworn there was a whole other week left before Father’s Day, but no, here it is, this…