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Extended Breastfeeding: One Day at a Time

There’s so much controversy over breastfeeding that a lot of attention in the media is focused on debating whether it’s breastfeeders or formula-feeders that are put under more pressure. The simplest answer is that both are under different kinds of pressure that they don’t want. The underlying issue we should be debating is enabling women […]

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The End of a (Preschool) Era

Almost four years ago I was at a coffee morning watching a mother weeping over the chances of getting her child into a decent primary school in September. During the ensuing conversation I was horrified to hear others stressing about secondary school options for their toddlers. This was a Thing To Worry About? Already?! And […]

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Unstuck

Stuck. The feeling that life is passing you by as you wait for something to happen. Instead of living in the moment and enjoying what you have, you inevitably weigh each day by the progress (or lack of) towards that distant goal. You strive to kindle motivation only for it to be quenched by the sheer […]

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What Might Be

I initially wrote this a few months ago as I solo-parented, and my husband attempted to alter our family’s future. A few weeks ago we danced the exact same dance again. Then waited, again. Soon now we can answer that simple question of what might be ahead for our family. 8.30pm. The zenith of the bedtime process, and I’m […]

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A long week, but we have moved house

There have been quite a few bumps along the way, but we have moved house. Finally. It has not been pretty, but it’s done. Tick that item off the list. We’re shaking off the renter/landlord shackles and taking back up the house owner reigns. We’ve moved house four times in the last few years. First […]

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Irish Property Market: The Unscrupulous Tenants

The second in a short series of posts about my experiences with the Irish property market over the past few years. I continue with a look at the unscrupulous tenants out there, hope that you never have to deal with one…     Landlords beware! When it comes to the law regarding tenancies in Ireland, it is […]

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Behold the evil frisbee

Behold the evil frisbee. Just lying there casually by the side of the road. Hoping someone will pick it up and play with it. Looks all innocent, doesn’t it? Well it’s not. That piece of dark plastic was the root of massive stress and panic for me yesterday afternoon. So, we’re driving along the road […]

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Irish Property Market: The Reluctant Landlords

The first in a short series of posts about my experiences with the Irish property market over the past few years. I start with the reluctant landlords, of which there are many out there… This summer we have mostly spent our time waiting. Impatiently at first, but gradually it has become the norm to have […]

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