"I wish I was as fat as I thought I was when I was younger." "If only I could still look like that." Just two examples of what so many of us say to ourselves on a regular basis when we reflect on our past images: "I wish" and "If only" - two quite detrimental sentence starters … Continue reading The importance of ageing with confidence
Twenty-something years. I think we've lost proper count already! Years lost between those, but every bit as important as each other. When we saw each other well over five years ago, we could never have really believed that it was going to be THAT long until we saw each other again in person. But nothing … Continue reading A dedication to my best friend – and to all the best friends of the world!
Oh the dreaded visits to the dentists. Around 1 in 10 people in Ireland have a genuine full on fear of the dentist, and I am one of them. From the chair, to the gloves, to the smells (even the hovering of someone staring into your mouth), it's all incredibly overwhelming. I had an extraction … Continue reading A trip to the dentist: Overcoming the fear for future generations
So, what is a mother? Well, she's the one who's watching you, in love, in awe, and full of tears. The one who's protecting, despite all her fears. The one who wants just a little more sleep. The one who can't help but just have one more peep. The one who worries if … Continue reading An ode to mamas around the world: What is a mother?
Tuesday evening arrived with little flurries of snow as my daughter and I watched out the window with glee. "Like a Winter Wonderland!" I believe were my words. We then woke up on Wednesday to a sea of snow, and sure everyone's only delighted! Daddy has to stay at home, we had only got a … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast: Why ‘Emma’ is no longer welcome at our house
"Children should be seen and not heard" - This is a phrase I really do not like nor agree with, along with a recent couple of instances with my daughter, and across social media, an array of situations where people would overreact to seeing a baby in their presence, or seeing a baby's cry as … Continue reading To the people who glared at us when my daughter had a tantrum
It was a Monday morning, and I got up like any other normal day. I had my coffee, had my breakfast. Then, out of nowhere, standing beside my partner, I felt like I was going to pass out. As he sat me down, I felt woozy, but I put it off to something random and … Continue reading The scary road to finding out about my iron deficiency