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The Last Summer

It’s that time of year when the country is finally starting to shake off the shackles of winter (maybe). The weather is fiercely unreliable. Glimpses of sunny days ahead are swept away by cold winds and torrential rain. But there’s the hope of summer ahead. That’s what sends us out on bright mornings, only to […]

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Parenthood | Pregnancy | Stuff

A Late Spring, Fresh Starts

Clear skies today (for a change). Almost enough to make you think that an actual Summer might be around the corner. Colourful flowers are stretching wide to greet the sun. There’s a hint of fresh starts and possible transformations in the admittedly still chilly air. It’s been very quiet here on the blog of late. Where ‘of late’ actually […]

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Linky | Parenthood

Imagining the New Year

The turkey has been depleted. No more presents sit under the tree promising good times ahead.  Christmas decorations are (coming) down. Everyone’s feeling bloated and tired. I don’t want to see another mince pie in the near future. The fun of indulging in christmas has faded fast. Now that 2014 is in the rear view mirror, everyone’s looking ahead […]

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Featured | Irish Life | Linky | Parenthood

Christmas memories past and future

Linking up with the Christmas memories linky over on Dr How’s Science Wows…   Christmas is a memorable time of year – for children in particular.  It’s the most magical holiday of them all where feats of sheer impossibility become achievable in one night.  There’s all the sparkle and glitter; from a tastefully minimalist tree, to obscenely decadent flashing […]

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General | Parenthood | Work

The reality of being a Work At Home Mother

As mentioned before, I had the opportunity to start working part-time from home a few months ago.  Part-time IT work is a bit of a holy grail – most IT companies are more inclined to expect you to work extra unpaid hours, not less.  It’s a male-dominated industry and it’s difficult, if not impossible, to compete […]

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Parenthood | Work

Back to work update – time to get the party started

So I’m back to work (kind-of)… I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’d been offered some part-time work. Well, now it’s all kicking off for real. Last week I had my first ‘work meeting’ in almost 2 years! I dropped the Rascal off to visit Granny for a few hours, which unfortunately coincided with […]

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Parenthood | Work

Being Mum versus having a career

If you’d asked me as a teenager whether I’d ever quit working to be a stay at home Mum, I would have said ‘No’ without any hesitation. I’d have given the same answer in college, and through all my years of employment the whole way up to my due date. Virtually all of my life […]

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Linky | Parenthood | Toddlers

Buckets full of precious moments

Inspired by The Busy Mama’s “Tales of parenting moments gone by“ linky, here are but a few of the many precious moments in my baby’s life that I’ll miss, but will hopefully see again with another!   Those first few kicks where I was finally sure that I wasn’t imagining things. The most tangible evidence yet […]

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Parenthood

You fired the cleaner?

It’s late, almost 1am at night (or I guess I should say early the following morning) and there I am, sitting awkwardly with my laptop on the sofa bed in our ‘office’, in the dark, typing away.  A sickly Rascal is sprawled beside me in a semi-conscious state – legs propped up on mine, picking opportune moments to […]

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