Category Parenting

Short notes on the power of the mammy blogger.

Out of sheer boredom, just over a year ago I started a parenting blog and in doing so I started to connect with other bloggers, other mothers. I connected with people I never would have otherwise met “in the real world” and immediately felt welcome and understood.

Poetry: Advice

To every new parent who’s been on the receiving end of unsolicited advice, which is everyone, let’s be honest.

Poetry: iPhones at Bedtime.

So you think you’re a cool mom?

I worked with a guy who everytime I got my hair cut, told me it was, ‘ a real mammy hair cut.’ It really, really pissed me off.

Poetry: ” I don’t know where you got her.”

Religion, religion everywhere and not a nun in sight.

If you live in a secular state, and you’re not religious, you probably don’t think about God and the Church and nuns all that much. In Ireland, we think about them all the time. Whether we like it or not.

Belated life lessons of a thirty-something.

This last year has been a great time for my ‘personal growth.’ I do feel a bit gross saying that but there it is.

Femininity vs Feminism (and when hair has a gender).

Is it possible to be a feminine Feminist? Is it possible to love pink and princess dresses and still demand gender equality? Er, yes of course it is.

Rape culture, parenting and lessons for my children.

Reposting a blog from a few months ago, but always, unfortunately,  relevant.

The Great Screentime Debate – YouTube, Minecraft and Parental Guilt.

10 lessons learned after an ASD diagnosis

To Homework or Not To Homework