I was recently asked by The Mumologist, Dr. Emma Svanberg, to answer 5 questions in relation to the effect of social media on mental health and how it feels to share mental health experiences online. Please have a read below but also take a look at the following link http://www.mumologist.com/5questions/ to read some of … Continue reading 5 Questions from…
With my eldest having started school in September, I too was being educated on how they learn now. No longer the alphabet that we learnt, but all about sounds. When I see him now only 3 months in looking at words and trying to attempt to know what they are by sounding the letters out, … Continue reading Phonics for the win
So this year as a family we holidayed at home in Ireland. No flight or ferry anywhere this time. Just the car packed upto the rafters and all men squashed in. We went west to Achill, sunny south east to Wexford and lastly south to Cork. What a summer. One thing is for sure, when … Continue reading Summer Staycation
More than once in the last week I've meant it that I cannot wait for school to reopen...It can be hard on the head to keep these boys entertained or be acting bouncer way too many times daily. But my eldest starts school tomorrow.....so a lot of mixed emotions this week. In fact I'm taken … Continue reading Here we go…
Who’s in your village? It is a given that everyone at some point needs support, and it comes in so many forms. Some, in a passing moment and others as an everyday necessity. The saying “It takes a village” cannot be denied in its truth. However, for some there is a lack of that village … Continue reading Make room in the village
“Stop hitting your brother”......silence...no reply....behaviour continues... “Are you listening, can you please leave your brother alone”......not listening, behaviour continues..... “You are not listening to me, this is the last time I am going to say this”.....still not listening and certainly not the last time you’re saying this. How often I find myself in these same … Continue reading I’m going to count to 3….
Having already had two boys, when we found out we were expecting again, it did not come with too much of a shock and we were thrilled with the news. I am pretty sure it was not a surprise to anyone else either! I had already completed the biggest transition of going from zero to … Continue reading The one that came early
This is probably the post I most thought about writing, in fact it is the main reason I thought about blogging initially. Up until November last year, I wont call it a rut, as it was somewhat the same length of time as becoming a mother, but let us just say, that being fit and … Continue reading Get me on the list
Taking the plunge into blogging!