It’s Been Awhile

  I watch him sleep. I watch his little body jerk. I watch his arms and legs flail around before finally resting. I know he won’t sleep for long. I do my usual bits and pieces around the house (it’s true what […]

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Parents Day 2018

What makes a parent? They are the comforters. They are the sleep deprived. They are the first educators. They are the taxi drivers. They are the schedulers. They are the appointment keepers. They are the referees. They are the supporters, the number […]

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Should -ing ….

It’s that time of year again where we get to take some time out of routine. Gone are the rushed early mornings, the, ‘oh no I forgot to get sandwich fillers for lunches’, and the panic over the school phone number flashing up […]

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Our World

”You are now in a secret world. You’ll see things you never imagined; ignorance, rudeness and discrimination, but you’ll also witness so many everyday miracles and you’ll know it. You won’t think a milestone is just a milestone, you’ll know it’s a […]

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SUNRISE UP CROAGH PATRICK

We were halfway to Dublin. We were focused on what tests were to be carried out and which tests would require another appointment or even a stay over. We were in our own little bubble worrying about our son and his medical […]

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Stressed…

“Of course you should do it” my mammy had said . My husband too had given me his blessing. I explained to the boys what taking part would involve and once it was explained to my middle guy J, that he would […]

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Mental Health Awareness ….

She greeted me with a warm handshake. I smiled, unsure of what I had signed up for. She asked had I ever done this before, to which I replied once but not as intensive as this course had promised to be. Over […]

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National Siblings Day 2018

Siblings eh? Where would we be without them. I have six in total. Three brothers and three sisters. They definitely kept me on my toes as a child and as adults they are always in the background; they are the link to […]

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Lets Talk About Stress

  We all have it, in one form or another. It’s the irregular heartbeat. It’s the palm sweating, head pounding, vision blurring out of control feeling. It’s the difference between fight or flight. It’s the voice we hear late at night reminding […]

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Our Dog Has Her Ways …

She came into our world in December. She was planned. She was, in fact years in the planning. Adding her to our unique family wasn’t something we decided on lightly. We had looked at all different types of breeds. A big dog, […]

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