Mammy Musings

How To Cope with Missing Things When You Become A Mammy

Having children, especially small children, can often mean missing out on things – all those birthdays, hen parties, weddings, functions and events – even a blog awards ceremony – that have the audacity to occur when you’re caught up in life with a baby. This has happened me, these last few years, more times that I can count. You name it, I’ve probably missed it but that’s just a part of motherhood – especially with little ones who have an affinity for boob-on-draught and limited childcare options. It was just an aspect of motherhood that I had to adjust to and in that adjustment I have developed a number of coping mechanisms to help me deal with the inevitable cases of FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out.

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Books · Review

Book Review: December Girl by Nicola Cassidy

I was sent a copy of December Girl for an honest review. I also purchased the e-book version for kindle. All thoughts and opinions are – and always will be – my own.

The Blurb:

Molly Thomas is a feisty, independent soul, born on the Winter Solstice. At every stage of her life, she has faced troubles.

As a young woman, her family are evicted from their home at Christmas. Molly swears vengeance on the jealous neighbour and land agent responsible, Flann Montgomery.

Then in 1896, her baby son is taken from his pram. While Molly searches the streets for little Oliver, the police are called but her baby is gone.

Why does trouble seem to follow Molly? And will she ever find out what happened to her child?

December Girl is a tale of family bonds, love, revenge and murder. Continue reading “Book Review: December Girl by Nicola Cassidy”

Books · Children's Books

Free Irish Language Support Pack for Your Pre-Schooler

Earlier this year when I got a notion to learn more than just my cúpla focal and was subsequently inspired to write some poetry as Gaeilge after a trip to an Daingean – which you can read about here – I did a lot of googling for information on opportunities to learn more of our native tongue. Continue reading “Free Irish Language Support Pack for Your Pre-Schooler”

Books · Children's Books · Fiction · Writing · Writing Wednesday

Words by Water Kinsale Literary Festival 2017

Last week saw the first every Words by Water Kinsale Literary Festival held in, the beautiful town of, Kinsale. The festival lasted from Thursday to Sunday and featured many talented writers from Tara Flynn, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Paul Howard and many, many more.

There were workshops and readings galore and I was thrilled to attend both Sarah Moore Fitzgerald’s workshop and reading. Continue reading “Words by Water Kinsale Literary Festival 2017”

Poetry · Writing · Writing Wednesday

Learning a Language using Poetry

This summer I had a notion to learn more than just the cúpla focal I managed to retain from my school days but I wasn’t quite sure how to go about it – I do often wonder how I know so little after so many years. Queue a trip to Dingle An Daingean, a spin around The Wild Atlantic Way, being completely transfixed by the Blasket Islands and I was inspired – poetry! Continue reading “Learning a Language using Poetry”