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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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A Glimpse of the Perfect Family

The boys’ school reports arrived this week. Their teachers said nice things about them and  used words like “mannerly” and “polite”. We checked that we’d been sent the right kids’ reports, then smiled smugly at one another that something had sunk in and patted one another on the back for…

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Dear Kids, This is why we say no

  Dear Monkey-faced divils, (I know you love when I call you that), I’ve been thinking a lot lately about being a mammy and what I am at. I’m really trying to be as good a one as I can for guys. You are great little people, I love you…

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Working Out Great

It’s become a thing now, an Easter holidays thing. On the Wednesday after Easter in 2014 I went back to work after my last maternity leave and wrote about it here.  On the Monday after the Easter holidays last year I started my new job and I wrote about it here.…

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Performance Reviews at Work and Home

All over the country, at desks in offices people are furiously tapping at keyboards and racking their brains to remember what they spent the year doing at work. It’s annual review season, the bit everyone dreads, writing up your summary of how amazingly well you’ve worked towards your agreed objectives all…

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High-Intensity Homemade Halloween

In days of yore (well last year and the year before) I had the whole week off for the Halloween midterm. We did things at our leisure, or so my imperfect memory and imagination tell me. (My blogposts tell a different tale). This year, having started a new job a…

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A Reflection on Wednesdays

“Have a nice day off” my colleagues always say on Tuesday evening, the day before my day at home with the kids. It’s my day off work, previously my parental leave day, and now simply the day I am not contracted to work. I’ve taken one day off a week…

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Things That Make My Life Easier: No. 2

When I wrote a couple of weeks ago about this thing that makes my life easier I promised a series, so here’s part 2. It’s equally mundane, but again, it helps in the little struggles of everyday life in my house. Anyone with kids close in age but with different…

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