The V by Very blog awards Ireland 2017 were held this week and I am so happy that The M Word won The Best Parenting blog in the commercial category. Congratulations to Maia, all the fantastic writers and everyone involved in making the site a success. Continue reading “A Thank You to The M Word”
Over the last few years I have concluded that there are three different types of Playground Parent.
The first is a Helicopter Parent. A Helicopter Parent can be defined as one who consistently hoovers around their child in an overly protective manner. These parents can be found immediately next-to, in-front of or behind their child. Continue reading “Playground Parents – Which Type Are You?”
We change a lot when we become a parent, in so many different ways.
These are 9 of the more unexpected ways I’ve changed since becoming a mother:
1. First and foremost I’m happier. I wasn’t unhappy before but since becoming a mother I’ve had an overwhelming sense of complete and utter contentment and that’s pretty incredible. Continue reading “9 Random Ways I’ve Changed Since Becoming a Mother”
It’s a common enough occurrence; you get engaged- when are you getting married?
You get married. When are you going to have a baby?
You have a baby. When are you going to give him/her a brother or sister? Continue reading “Going Again For The Boy?”
It’s happening! It’s time! Forget ‘winter is coming,’ Jon Snow has nothing on the trauma I’m about to endure. It’s time for Pre-school.
Here’s why it’s so much worse than an undead army of creatures marching towards us: Continue reading “Pre-School is Coming!”
Finding time to write with two smallies isn’t exactly the easiest thing in the world. I remember before I had my girls, I was always talking about writing. I’m going to write this, I’m going to write that. Oh but if only I had the time. I’m just ever so busy. Continue reading “Shut Up I’m Trying to Write About How Much I Love You”
There’s a lot of things, as parents, that we feel we should do. Even if it’s something you don’t want to do or something that doesn’t fit with you and your family.
Discipline is one of those things. Gauging when it’s necessary is part I find most difficult but as a parent you learn something new every single day. Continue reading “Just Give the Child a Damn Cupcake”
I remember it like it was yesterday. There I was, wondering who made the call to decorate the floor of a maternity hospital waiting room with giant blue paw prints when my name was called. Up I jumped. OK, jumped is a bit of a stretch. Up I got slowly and tentatively with my feet firmly planted shoulder width apart in an effort to balance until I was fully upright. And off I went. Into the room where a stranger would shove their hand up my lady parts as physically possible. Continue reading “That Time I Wasn’t in Labour”
When my first girl was born I wanted to give her something. A first present from her Mammy, my first present to my daughter- something special. Continue reading “Why I got my Newborn a Harry Potter Book”
Nearly the entire three weeks before my 20 week scan I bled. Not the bright red blood I had been warned about but that didn’t matter. My mentality didn’t discriminate between colours; red, pink, brown it didn’t matter- blood was blood. Continue reading “My Second Pregnancy Part 4: Due Date”