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Tired of reading parenting magazines and articles featuring ‘perfect’ parents, warnings against having babies too young, too old, too…middlely(!)…. and that if you don’t plan to breast feed for the first ten years of your child’s life, you’re already a terrible parent?

Well you won’t get any of that judgmental rubbish here. Read our honest and enlightening blog from Sharyn Hayden and a host of other highly entertaining contributors. It’ll all put a smile on your face, promise…

40 Things To Do Before You Turn 40

It had to go and happen. I had to go and leave my thirties. Fuck’s sake. I haven’t had what you could call a birthday party since my 30th although I do like taking a moment on the day itself to pat myself on the back for any nice nice achievements or moments during the previous […]

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Easter Holidays: The Good And The Sugar-Fuelled Rages

We’re on the last Friday of the (WHY SO LONG?) Easter Holidays and I must admit – I’ve finally gotten used to that holiday feeling. Jacob and I woke this morning (Eva is still up having her beauty sleep at 8.30am), came down stairs and cleaned away the pizza box from our second-takeaway-in-a-row party last […]

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Grey Pubes And Other Awesome Things About Turning 40

It’s April 2017 and that means that a few terrifying things are about to happen. 1. The Easter Bunny Is Coming What’s the deal with the Easter Bunny? Jacob is starting to ask questions about how he knows where we live and why he just keeps chucking mini chocolate eggs into the garden in a […]

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What To Do When You Get Rear-Ended Twice In One Day

My day started out with a finger up my ass. Don’t worry, it was a professional finger – that of my doctor and to be fair to her, I did ask her to do it. My internals have been a bit wonky since Eva was born and so I finally got my finger out of […]

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6 BIG Reasons To Love My Mum This Mother’s Day

I like being fairly selfish on Mother’s Day. I put my requests (*coughs* DEMANDS) in at home at the beginning of the week; “I’ll be needing some flowers, thank you very much, not the Tesco kind, the ‘went-to-an-actual-florist-and-got-the-nice-lady-to-wrap-them-in-some-pretty-paper kind. Some handmade items from the kids will be essential also – perhaps a hand or foot […]

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Love Interiors? Then You’ll Love Insider Secrets.

If my Instagram feed has been anything to go by this year, you’ll probably have guessed that I’ve gone crazy for interiors. Officially owning our very own family home has a lot to do with that in the sense that I finally have a space to call our own, that I can decorate, hang family […]

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Snapshot

I am doing my best to be better organised on Raising Ireland – it was all somewhat abandoned last year while we built the house and got married (I know, I know, I’ve hardly mentioned either of those things for HOURS now) – but now, I’m getting back into it. You see, the thing is, […]

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The 10 Kinds Of Parents You Meet At The School Gates

When I look back over some of the articles I wrote for HerFamily, I realise how much actual craic I was having while I worked there. I mean, where else would I get away with this kind of boldness?! Wishing editor Sive O’Brien the very best of luck in her next adventure as she moves […]

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Business and Pensions: A Snapshot of our Grown-up Lives

So we bought a business premises. Ass Monkey and I became directors of Dynamic Cater Care when I was just a few weeks’ pregnant with Jacob. We always knew we wanted to work for ourselves and seized the opportunity in 2011 while we had a few quid in the bank and enough contacts in Dublin […]

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Ain’t Nuthin’ Going On But The Lent

My poor little confused non-Catholic child. He has no idea that he’s a non-Catholic who is receiving a Catholic education in primary school. And why would he? At 5 years old, he is just following the pack and doing what he’s told (despite behaving completely to the contrary at home, of course!) When we started […]

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