Award Winning Blogger 

I’ve had this blog on the go since June 2012, and over the years I’ve entered various blog awards competitions. My success in some of these competitions has been dependent on you the reader voting for me. I hate begging for votes, I do know that it’s irritating and I…

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We've Lost Sight of What Beautiful Really Means

Eat yourself beautiful. Decorate beautifully. Feeling the pressure to be beautiful? To have a beautiful home? To live a beautiful life? To wear beautiful clothes? To buy beautiful things? When I was a child beautiful was a word used that was used to describe princesses and film stars, real people…

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A Love Letter to Gorey

I moved where I live ten years ago last week. We bought a house off the plans, the cumulative result of a few pints of cider, the post-honeymoon blues, a late night email to an estate agent and a strong desire to leave Dublin. We’re country people. The kind that…

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Our Summer 2016

And just like that the summer is over and we’re flung headways into wet and windy weather. Except now it’s warm. Sandals or boots? With the reintroduction of homework the holidays are well and truly over, so to mark the end of it all decided to do a little recap…

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Do You Constantly Compare Yourself To Others? Read On

We’re in a shopping centre, I’m pushing my daugher in her buggy and we’re chattering away. She stops talking and suddenly wails, pointing at another child who has passed us. “That girl has a lollipop why don’t I?”. I deal with it in a motherly way (No, I don’t rush to…

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Back From Holiday, Back to Normal

It’s been a bit quiet around here. If you follow me on Facebook or instagram you’ll be sick of my holiday photos know why. If you don’t why not follow now! We had a fabulous holiday. A fabulous family holiday,  where you still are on call to provide endless water and…

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Siblings

Once upon a time, before I  had any children, I always thought I would have a houseful. Three or four, probably four. Like I said, that was when I had none. Then, I had one. He was lovely, even lovelier once he got over the colic and the screaming and…

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I'm a Finalist!

I got an email earlier in the week to confirm that following the public vote that I am one of the ten finalists in the Boots Maternity and Infant Awards in the “Best Parenting Blog” category. Needless to say I am delighted. Thanks so much to everyone who voted for…

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Six Things That Say Me (Or Mammy)

“That is so YOU”. “I saw this and thought of you instantly”. “That always reminds me of you”.  Sometimes we form associations with things and they forevermore remind us of that place, or that time, or a person. Maud at Awfully Chipper wrote a lovely post recently about remembering her mother’s watch…

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Goodbye to a decade 

I’m sitting on the couch, on a wet Friday night, wrapped in a blanket, sipping a gin and tonic. My husband is upstairs – wrestling with wrapping paper I hope. We’ve a playlist to agree, another drink to have and then my thirties will be over. They started in Venice,…

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