On Hats…

On hats… Sometimes in parenting, the battle lines come at you unexpectedly. Blindsided by the co-ordinated, organised and efficient levels of effort displayed by my children, one can feel overwhelmed. My advice, stay vigilant. For it was hats that proved to be my undoing. He will not wear a hat. He will not let it…

An Ireland Worth Working For – Book Review

Truth be told, I was a little excited to be picking up this book, but wild things like Gini coefficients, they really float my boat. However, I got really excited when I started reading it and realised, with huge relief that this book is written with the very purpose of getting people to pick it…

Colic – My Miracle Cure

So excited we were, the tiny little snuffly bundle of wrinkles was finally here, tired, excited, trying to remember where we had put all the bits and bobs, the usual post baby craziness that ensues. The tiniest person, who has the most stuff, hidden in the most bizarre corners of the house… And then we…

The Best Way to a Low Abortion Rate?

Are Irish women all complete slappers? Do we have such insatiable sex drives that we cant be trusted with abortion? Would we lose the run of ourselves and just start riding around the clock, sure we’ve nothing to worry about now! Lets look at things in an international context. In Ireland, we have an abortion…

Self care and cloudy skies…

Self-care, the pointless arm rub, the need to look after yourself. The latest in the litany of ‘shit I don’t need but that you can make money off flogging me’ Filed under, money making racket by people who are in the public eye and therefore deem themselves knowledgeable about where along the line I stopped loving myself*.…

December Girl – Review

December Girl is set in between Drogheda and London at the turn of the last century. This places is squarely in the historical fiction genre, one that I write in myself, but as it turns out rarely read! The action in this book starts straight away, we were plunged straight into the action as Molly’s…

Boys will be boys and other such bullshit.

I hear it a lot, boys will be boys. I do wonder what does that mean, that boys will be boys and girls bitches and we can all rest easy in our safe self designed boxes of denial. I heard it first at the school gates as a parent reacted to their child putting both of…