Potty Training Diary: Day 3

🩳No issues with clothing this morning so that was good! Undies & shorts on with no protest. Positive start! 🖐🏻I had to go to town for a couple of hours so Daddy was on potty duty for a while, and sure enough when I got home he had done a proper wee in the potty…

Potty Training Diary; Day 2

Some negotiations again first thing to put on the underwear… I think shorts are confusing him! He sees a cool pair of shorts & wants to wear them… but also wants his tracksuit pants over them! 💩I escaped for own loo trip an hour after getting up, came down to see a suspicious bulge in…

Potty Training Diary: Day 1

We got up, I had had a decent sleep (only woken twice…!) So I decided today is the day. Got No.2 downstairs, started to get him dressed & told him that today we are doing wees in the potty & that he was going to wear his new undies. It was due to be the…

Nothing and Everything

I am having a week of it. Actually it’s more like a month of it. A month of what you ask? Nothing and everything. I’m just in bad form more often than I’m in good form & I have no actual reason why. Nothing has changed, everything is the same as it was a few…

Remembering the Repeal

Today marks two years since we made our voices heard on a national and international level. We succeeded in changing our Constitution again, for the benefit of all of our citizens. We Repealed the 8th Amendment. From a personal perspective, it was a campaign that overtook my daily life. It was all over news &…

The Dark Side of Sensory Play

I am all for sensory play. Love it. So many benefits for small hands & young brains. There are brilliant ideas for it everywhere you look! And of course the children love it and get so much enjoyment & learning from it too. But there is a dark side to sensory play… you probably haven’t…

Joys of Boys

Being a mother of boys feels a bit like hazing. They assault your senses, your patience and your surroundings on a regular basis. They start out so cute & adorable, like all babies do, then they start walking & talking… and that’s it… your life is about to get much more interesting… Things I say…

Hopes for Life Post-Lockdown

Lockdown is slowly coming to an end. Our lives are slowly resuming. But they can’t ever be the same. So what will our lives look like post-lockdown? This is what I HOPE it will be like for us… Less time will be spent away at work. Less time will be spent commuting. More time will…

Banishing the Bottle

“Can I have Baba Milk Mammy?” These words have haunted my life for the past 18 months. Being screamed at by a toddler at all hours of the day & night for a Baba Milk. Like an addict looking for his fix, he would wake numerous times a night & howl until he got his…

Neverending Night Waking

Why do our kids rob us of so much sleep? With our first it was 9 months of hell every evening & night. Hours of drama. Hours of crying. Hours of up & down the stairs. Months of despair wondering if he would ever just sleep drama-free. Then he started creche & literally that night…

The Most Silent Grief

Any Grey’s Anatomy fans reading? Well if you are one, you will know that the most recent episode was an emotional one. Grey’s did what it does best, mixed the fact with the fiction in a most gripping way. For anyone not following the new series; spoiler alert; Bailey suffers a miscarriage. And in typical…

Magic Words

I hate the phrase “magic words”. What’s magic about them? Does saying Please or Thank You automatically entitle someone to get whatever they want? I don’t think so… We drill into toddlers from as soon as they can mumble to say Please & Thank You when they ask for or get something. It goes without…

The Mystery of the Blinkered Man

***Disclaimer; this story may contain traces of Man-Bashing*** Once upon a time, in a place not far away, there lived a man. He was an ordinary man, he did ordinary things, and led an ordinary life. But he had one small oddity. Despite having perfectly good eyesight, it was as if he was permanently blinkered….

Pick of the ‘Flix

Netflix is life. Watching live TV is rarely an option for me. I record various things & end up watching them 2 weeks later, back to back in order to catch up! Netflix is my go-to when it comes to watching what I want, when I want… aka around 10pm when I’ve had my fill…