Two of my oldest friends are waiting to become mammies for the first time and I'm so excited for them. The last few weeks of pregnancy are so special, especially on your first. Your whole world is about to be turned upside down and you are about to start an adventure without a clue about … Continue reading Advice for my old friend on becoming a mammy
Ireland is about to have a referendum on whether or not to repeal the 8th amendment to its Constitution, which states 'The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and as far as practicable, … Continue reading The choice of a generation
Last week we went to a playcentre for a little friends birthday party. The little lady wanted me to join her in the soft ball pit and of course, little man had to come too. We played for a while, with the little lady and another little boy throwing balls around, and over to me, … Continue reading Breastfeeding is hands free!
I’m a reader. I like to read for entertainment but also I always look to books to help me out when I’m looking for direction. Becoming a mammy for the first time nearly 3 years ago was the maddest, most intense thing that ever happened to me and I flailed around for a good long … Continue reading Book review – ‘French children don’t throw food’ by Pamela Druckerman
For the last 3 years, the most resounding answer to this question has been ‘Mammy’. But I am other things too, and over the last year I have been juggling so many parts of my life that anything that was not mammy related got dropped. Things that are important to me and my sense of … Continue reading Who am I?
Sleep. It’s what all new parents are obsessed with and what people love to ask you about as soon as you’ve had your baby. How much, when and how often, the topic could keep you chatting for hours when your baby is only hours old. I expected that. I expected the 2am wakeup calls for … Continue reading Things I did not expect when I was expecting
This day 151 years ago WB Yeats was born. Celebrating with one of my favourite Yeats poems A Prayer for my Daughter William Butler Yeats Once more the storm is howling, and half hid Under this cradle-hood and coverlid My child sleeps on. There is no obstacle But Gregory's wood and one bare hill Whereby … Continue reading Happy Yeats Day!
So we all know the recommendation for no screen time under the age of 2 and we also all know how unrealistic that really is, but a recent holiday has left me wondering have we gone too far in our use of apps and cartoons as distractions for our little ones. Myself, himself and the little … Continue reading Screen time under 2