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Procrastination

We’re getting ‘holiday ready’! Not a body thing (that ship sailed) but the preholiday week of attempting to get shit together whilst consistently being unprepared. Choosing the accommodation was bad enough. Can’t share room with kids, they’re noisy. No balcony, Seth’s a climber. No ungated pools, they’re fearless. Nowhere TOO hot, we all get grumpy. […]

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The joys only a child can bring (or maybe a puppy)

The children are on their holiday. I’M FREE. OK, I’ll admit it. I’m missing them so much already. My house feels empty. So quiet. I feel like I have no purpose to my existence when they’re not here. As much as I think I miss my BC life on occasion, I must have spent a […]

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Holidays are coming.

Firstly, a clarification. I worry that to those who don’t actually know me, I may come across a bit blasé in regard to my children/parenthood, like I think it’s some huge joke. I’m not. I love my children with every fibre of my being. My heart hurts when I’m not with them. I would move […]

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Sleep, it’s for the weak.

You may recall a previous post where I spoke about how bedtime in our house could be a bit of a rigmarole. Well, we cracked it! We had a full week of going to bed and going to sleep brilliantly. I was going to allow myself to be smug then… Like it? Tell your friends!

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Feelings, nothing more than feelings.

When I were young children didn’t have feelings! OK, so that might not be actually true. As a child I did have feelings but they seemed kind of simple. I was either happy, sad or angry and I expressed these feelings by laughing or crying. I was very basic as a child and, if my […]

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Mother’s Day

As I sit here in the corner of my couch in a makeshift nest made of cushions nursing the mother of all hangovers I’m thankful that Seth has opted for the nap he usually refuses on a weekend. I’m thankful that Aoife knows how to manoeuvre her way around Netflix. But mostly I’m thankful that […]

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