Beach Trip Tips

The good weather this weekend and the easing of restrictions meant that the boys and I could hop in the car and hit the road to get some beach time in lovely old Miltown Malbay; Spanish Point beach is our fave. My parents live 10 minutes away from there so we have become pro’s at…

This is Not News

As I scrolled through the headlines during the week, trying to find something that wouldn’t just enrage me, I came across an article in the Irish Examiner with the headline “Half of New Mothers don’t take time for themselves after Birth” My immediate reaction was to think THIS IS NOT NEWS. Every mother in the…

The Hardest Part

Motherhood. Everyone has a different idea of when it starts, but for me it starts when you see that positive test. You fly into the future in the blink of an eye. You imagine and dream about the minute details of what your life will be with this baby that has been created inside you….

Mammy-Versaries

Big Bro turned 5 this week. It was my 5th Mammy-Versary! It’s a big milestone in his life & it’s a big milestone in our lives too! Some might say the “hardest” years are behind us… parents of teenagers would probably say the hardest is yet to come! Either way it’s crazy to think that…

Evolution of a Weekend

If you ask a parent how their lives have changed since having children, they will most likely mention the word “weekends” in the first or second sentence. Before we had children, we were the ultimate lazy couple. We may or may not be out of bed by 11am, there would be at least one meal…

All About the Boobing

Get them out there girls! That should be the tagline for World Breastfeeding Week 2020 considering the coverage other campaigns are getting this week! All jokes aside this is a very important week in the calendar for many reasons. For one, it highlights all the good things about breastfeeding, and as well as that it…

Welcome New Parents

This is dedicated to my lovely cousin who has just had her first baby… during a Pandemic… while living at the other side of the world. As they say there’s no manual for having and looking after babies, and there is no welcome pack either! But this is what I would put in a welcome…

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…

Ding Ding! Round 2 of Toilet Training

So Toddler #2 is approaching the Toilet Training stage of life. I have long been trying to mentally prepare myself for this event but I’m not getting any more confident the closer it gets! Round 1 Summary: Apologies in advance for TMI! Skip the next paragraph if you’re squeamish… Training the eldest was hit &…