The Guilt

Guilt. Find an article about a working mother without the word being mentioned. Go on, I dare you. You’ll be a while looking. Guilt. “It’s a useless emotion.” “Don’t waste your time on it.” Let it go, like Elsa famously said. I’m sick and tired of being told what to…

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Week in Dinners – Mid-January 2019

I asked followers what you wanted to see here and the loudest answer that came back was  “dinner ideas” so while I’m working on loads of those here’s our latest week in dinners which might introduce something new to you. This was the first week for a while where I…

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2018 on Bumbles of Rice: A Lookback

I’ve been doing annual blog lookbacks for the last few years, run as a linky by my friend Sadhbh on Where Wishes Come From. I’ve found them a great place to reflect and to look at what I’ve done on Bumbles of Rice in the previous year and to focus…

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What These Real Women Want for Christmas 2018

Welcome to the FIFTH annual essential gift guide for real women. I’ve been publishing this list of what to buy women, as written by real women, not by people who are trying to sell you something or who have been sent something to try out. Every wish is real and…

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To My Children, If You’re Reading This

Dearest Children. If you’re reading this then you’ve either swiped my phone or are using the internet unsupervised, but it is addressed to you I guess, so who am I to stop you. If you’ve been having a root around this site you are bound to be asking yourself some…

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Wild Lights Dublin Zoo 2018 – What to Expect (Guest)

We were invited guests at the preview night of Dublin Zoo Wild Lights last week (That means we didn’t pay in). We’d never been before so the whole concept was new to us and we didn’t really know what to expect. So what exactly is it? It’s light displays (silk lanterns)…

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The Move

If you follow me on social channels as they call them these days like Instagram or Facebook you’ll have noticed that the background to my photos has changed recently. There’s a reason for that. We moved house at the end of June, it was so busy with end of school and going…

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There’s Always One (2016)

Three kids. But there’s always one. One who pushes my buttons. One who shrieks at a pitch that sends me over the edge. One that wants “up on you lap”. One that refuses to talk. One that refuses to stop talking. One that won’t wash their hands, One that’s germophobic…

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15 Eat At Home Lunch Ideas

I’m at home for my lunch four days a week, so you’d think that I would have the lunchtime menu sorted, but no, more often than not I make boring sandwiches reminiscent of the ones from that Philadelphia ad from the 80’s (the ones with no Phildelphia) . With that in…

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