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Mental Health, Terminations and Irish Law: When Are We Getting Our Shit Together?

  Another day, another horrific tale in the news. It’s unfortunately part of life in Ireland in 2017. In the last few years, the topics…

Why Self Care Is So Important For Mums – And 5 Things To Do To Make …

Late last year, I started seeing a therapist. It was after my return to work (I’ve since been out again), and I wasn’t coping particularly…

Like Other Girls: Claire Hennessy’s Latest Novel – A Review

I’ve been a fan of Claire Hennessy since my early teens. Her writing spoke to me at my different ages that I was reading it.…

15 Cardinal Sins Of Visiting New Mum & Babies  

When your friend or family member has had a new baby, it’s natural to want to see them and their new bundle in the early…

Laminating Baby Scans – What You Should Know Beforehand, and Alternative Ways To Display Your …

We all have little memory trinkets that we want to keep. Some people keep baby books, others keep shoeboxes full of memories. In the modern…

Handsome Devils and HomeMade Dinners: My May Little Loves

It’s almost the end of May. We’ve managed to survive another month which included some solo parenting, while D has been away. I’m grateful that the…

14 Cork Harbour Festival Activities For All The Family To Enjoy This June Bank Holiday …

Have you got plans this June Bank Holiday weekend? The Cork Harbour Festival stretches over the Bank Holiday weekend through to the following weekend. It…

The A to Z Guide To Parenting a Three Year Old

I’ve got a three year old little boy. He’s a proper little boy these days, absolutely no baby left. We got through the “Terrible Twos”…

Why Do I Talk About My Mental Health Issues? Some Thoughts on National Time …

The month of May is chosen by the Green Ribbon campaign as their month of promotion of their campaign to de-stigmatise mental health issues. Part…

How To Embed Hidden Pinnable Pictures into your Blog Posts

I’ve been a bit slow to the Pinterest game when it comes to blogging. It’s taken me a while to get into the swing of…

9 Things I Will Do Differently With My Second Baby

Parenting is a learn on the job kind of gig. There’s no training course, no book, no YouTube series that will prepare you for how…

Netflix Downloads have made travelling with kids SO much easier

If you’ve got a long journey ahead of you travelling with kids, you’ll know that it’s tough to keep them amused throughout. On our journeys…

13 Essential iPhone Apps for Bloggers

When life gets busy, trying to fit in time to sit down with my laptop to get a few posts out becomes more difficult. Such is life…

4 Free Things To Do In Cork City With Your Toddler

Keeping toddlers entertained can be a constant battle – especially when you’re trying to vary things up so you don’t go mad yourself. Kids are…

April Snapshot : A Look At Last Month in the BadMammy House

It’s 1 May – which means that April is all over and done with. It’s Bank Holiday Monday, E is staying in his grannys, and…

Earth Day on Netflix: 8 Environmentally Friendly Documentaries You’ll Love

Today, Saturday 22nd April is Earth Day. It’s a day where we look a little bit more at how we treat the environment and the…

Ireland 2017: Rosaries still entangle our ovaries

The news came to the fore yesterday that the new National Maternity Hospital was to be placed under the ownership of the Sisters of Charity. The…

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,…

Easter Activities for Kids In Cork this Midterm, April 2017

The school holidays are here, so it’s time to get out of the house to beat the cabin fever. If you’ve not got kids in…

Fota Wildlife Park – Days Out With Kids In Cork 2017

Now that the days are getting sunnier, we’re looking for more things to do outdoors with our little man. As much as possible we’re trying…

13 Reasons Why You Need To Bingewatch 13 Reasons Why

Binge-watching and Netflix go hand in hand, it’s an inevitability. The level of new content they’re creating of late is fantastic. It’s a great platform…

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…

Trigger Warnings: Are We Too Snowflake, or is Preventing Trauma right?

I keep hearing about my generation, Generation Snowflake. We’re all very easily offended, supposedly. We get “triggered”. We can’t cope with the harsh realities of…

Nine Memes That Describe Life With Chronic Pain

A picture tells 1000 words, right? With some topics that can be hard to discuss properly, pictures and memes can do a lot of the…