MY 5 YEAR OLD!

He is the kind of kid who really helps you grow a thicker skin; he can insult you and make you laugh all in the same sentence.

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Black Eyed Mammy…

His hand reached up.Gently I held it.I bent down to his eye level.Quickly his other hand smashed into the side of my face.His boot cracked repeatedly off my shin bone. For a guy who stood at 4 ft 0 inches he had […]

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The Three T’s

Tears, Tempers and Tantrums. Oh man, eh? If there was one simple trick to help avoid these behaviours wouldn’t parenting be a whole lot easier?! Sadly, there is not one trick- there isn’t even a step by step guide,there is however; luck,patience, […]

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Ten Easy Ways To Annoy Your Teen…

Oh, it has landed. It has well and truly landed.  I am, however, learning that the teenage years are completely and utterly different when you are the parent.  I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to my parents and to say that […]

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Left To Chance ?

The future is something many parents worry about; regardless of your child’s abilities, we all worry about the future. The future is something most parents almost dream about; we are always thinking or wondering or planning what life will be like when […]

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New Year,New Battle?

I have been wondering recently if it’s just me or if most parents feel that with New Year comes some New Battles. Or New Year same old battles? In my world, everything is a battle. And it’s funny because when I talk […]

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Your Presence Is Required

It’s the sparkling lights, Soft glows reflected in their faces. It’s the busyness,hustle n’ bustle, Meeting friends and some old faces. It’s the smell of wood burning, Memories of Christmas’ long ago. It’s the presents wrapped, With care; surprises all in a […]

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Christmas Party

There isn’t an email going around the office. There isn’t talk about who’s wearing what while dodging the boss. There isn’t last years gossip floating above the crowded canteen making everyone anticipate this years gossip. I miss it. I miss the work […]

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Back To The Diagnosis

  I sit with him most days trying to get a smile, a smirk or even a little kiss. He’s a far cry from the affectionate little boy he once was. There was a time not too long ago that he would […]

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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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