When the age gap pays off…

We had our first two very close together, which, anyone in the 2 under 2 or thereabouts club will know, is absolute chaos. There’s a fairly big gap then before our third boy came along, and they’re now Ten, Eight and nearly Two. (Well, in […]

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When your Toddler drops their nap…

I don’t know where I’ve gone wrong, but all 3 of my kids dropped naps before the age of Two. *Wipes tear* I hoped upon hope that Kid 3 would be the one still getting a nap in when he’s Eight, but alas, he seems […]

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Going back to Toddler group…

This week we ventured to our local toddler group. It’s been a while. 5 years to be exact. I joined my first toddler group when my second kid was born and my first was just shy of turning 2. It was my life saver. In […]

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When you make eye contact at bedtime…

Nothing is more devastating. It’s been a long ass day and you feel like you’ve been dragged through 57 bushes backwards. You’re absolutely LIVING for getting into bed and sleeping. You go to check on the baby, taking a deep breath before so. This is […]

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The 10 stages of Homework…

They’re gonna start getting homework, and you’re gonna want to stock up on wine. Here’s how it goes down – 1.You’re back from the school run and they’ve had a snack. It’s time. 2. Let’s be positive. Smiles. Cheery voices. Maybe there’s not so much […]

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The 12 Stages of Back To School

“Hasn’t it flown in?” “Where does the time go” “Hard to believe it’s August already” “Sure it’s nearly Christmas!” We’ve all said all these yeh? Okay the last one maybe not! I’m a sucker for Christmas, and, don’t shoot me, sort of like the fact […]

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Poison Scare – Handy Information to have…

I rang the new Children’s Oupatients Department in Connolly Hospital and thankfully I was able to bring him in there, rather than travelling all the way in to Temple Street with 3 kids. Honestly the parking alone would have broken me. Connolly is a heck […]

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The 10 steps of filling the Pool

The sun is shining. The kids have been asking for a pool day in the garden. Sounds like a fun idea. Let’s do it. 1. Get the pool out and spend 2 hours searching for the pump. 2. The pump is a shitty manual one […]

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Hay-Band for Hayfever sufferers

Every Summer I fall victim to the dreaded hay fever. Some days I might just be a bit sniffly and other days I get a whopper headache, puffy eyes, a runny nose and one of my eyes runs like a tap. I take a cetrine […]

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An Ode to shoes…

“PUT ON YOUR SHOES!” “I DON’T KNOW WHERE YOUR SHOES ARE WHERE DID YOU LEAVE THEM?!” “WHY HAVE YOU NO SHOES ON?!” “WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU FORGOT YOUR SHOES?!” That last one is in reference to yesterday, when we left the house, drove to […]

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