Struggling, Surviving and Seeing

I try to look on the bright side, I really do, but sometimes it’s well, hard. There’s the busy-ness. And the relentlessness. The always-on-ness and the how-do-you-do-it ness. This week somewhere between swimming lessons and GAA training but after that important conference call and around the time of that highly…

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Tantrums: How I Deal with Them Third Time Around

I have three children. Looking back at the early days of parenthood, eight long and sleep deprived years ago, I often reflect that really we were just practising on our  firstborn (sorry son, we didn’t know what we were doing). We were uber-cautious about some things, and over-sensitive too, and…

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Snapshot

I’ll be frank, so far 2017 is not my favourite year ever. I’ve had a week off work sick, a busy midterm, a broken car, sick kids, lots of first world problems iike deciding to do some technical stuff with my blog and messing it up and needing my friend…

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Big, Middle, Little.

 I’ve three kids. Big, Middle and Little. They’ve each got very different personalities.  Sometimes, I find myself with just one of them in view and I get thinking about their position in the family and how it affects them.     I look at my eldest and I think: It’s…

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Review and Giveaway: Get Crafty by Ali Coghlan

  I often get books in for review, and I try to look at them promptly to get the review published but this one kept disappearing. I found my five-year-old planning his birthday party out of it, and then discovered my seven-year-old long after bedtime re-writing his favourite crafts from…

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Ten Years On

It doesn’t seem that long ago, that we went to Paris for a weekend and came home two weeks later my left hand sparkling, both sporting big wide smiles and bubbly drinks. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I tried on all those ivory dresses and weeks later bought the very…

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