A scene from this morning's walk. I spoke to someone today! An actual person in the flesh – who wasn’t my husband or my son! It was the postman and we had a short conversation; under normal circumstances this isn’t unusual as I’m living in a semi-rural area of Ireland where generally you would know… Continue reading We Really Do Need Each Other
A rainbow in the window of my best friend's home, she made it with her 4-year-old twin sons. Rainbows are being displayed in homes across the UK at the moment to spread hope and cheer when people walk past. I've not heard about it happening in Ireland but it could be doing - I haven't… Continue reading Perspective
Happy Mother’s Day to you all! It’s certainly not the Mother’s Day any of us expected it to be with the way the world is. But I just feel so blessed to be celebrating my first Mother’s Day with my little man. The best way I thought I could celebrate this special day was to… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
Hi! How are things going for you today? Like most people, I'm still trying to get my head around what's going on in the world at the moment. It's just like being in a movie that never ends and at the moment there appears to be no end in sight. To be honest, despite trying… Continue reading #Feelgoodweekend
Hi everyone, How are you all doing? This is the oddest situation isn’t it? And I think probably the hardest thing for all of us is not knowing when it’s going to end and what it’s going to entail. The fear of the unknown I suppose. But I think that the two most important things… Continue reading How are you doing?
I’ve seen lots of posts and ideas about how to keep school aged children occupied during the school closures but what happens if, like me, you’re staying at home with a baby who can’t entertain themselves and has no idea what’s going on? And in my case a baby who, unless he is asleep, doesn’t… Continue reading My Top Tips for Being at Home with a Baby During the Covid-19 Pandemic
And just like that, over two weeks has gone by with not a blog post in sight! Plenty of blog posts written in my head but none have actually made it to screen. The time has just been so busy with other writing projects, work and, most importantly, spending time with my little man. Whenever… Continue reading Catching Up
I bought myself an Easter egg yesterday. A whole one, just for myself, well over six weeks before Easter. You see I absolutely love Easter egg chocolate and, as an adult, well I simply don’t get enough of it. I justified this purchase on three counts: One – it was only €1.49; Two – in… Continue reading Enough is Enough
Hello again! The past couple of weeks have been so busy, with work, my little man and working on something that’s a potentially exciting future project. But now it’s finally the mid-term break and I feel I can breathe a little easier for a few days. Five months into my return to work I think… Continue reading The Realities of Being a Part-Time Working Mum
A few months ago I wrote an honest account of my experience of breastfeeding my son. For reasons that I explained in that blog post, I never exclusively breastfed him, it was always combination feeding. It wasn’t what I wanted to happen and it wasn’t what I envisaged doing before he was born but it’s… Continue reading One Question