Pushy Parents – Whose Dream is it Anyway?

I have one of those annoying friends who gives autistically obvious answers to questions I actually want a proper answer to.

Boys and Girls and… Gender Neutral

I have one of those annoying friends who gives autistically obvious answers to questions I actually want a proper answer to.

5 Winter fun activities for babies and toddlers

I have one of those annoying friends who gives autistically obvious answers to questions I actually want a proper answer to.

An expectant mum’s best friend – the wonderful Doula

I have one of those annoying friends who gives autistically obvious answers to questions I actually want a proper answer to.

Back to school angsting!

I have one of those annoying friends who gives autistically obvious answers to questions I actually want a proper answer to.

Giving your toddler a start in art!

I have one of those annoying friends who gives autistically obvious answers to questions I actually want a proper answer to.

5 Good Reasons Why Being Yourself (and Changing Who You are) is so Important

I have one of those annoying friends who gives autistically obvious answers to questions I actually want a proper answer to.

Does it Matter That I Don’t Have Decent Convos With My Children?

If you worried about everything as a parent, you’d be worn out pretty fast! School, clothes, teenage tantrums, money, mobile phones, social media, health, hormones! Scary stuff, and much of it isn’t anything I recognise from my time as a young teenager.

Three Good Reasons Why You Need to Forget That Thing You Did Ages Ago

If you’ve ever wondered why we humans have such a special talent for making ourselves feel bad about stuff we did years ago, this is the blog article for you. And if you haven’t ever wondered, it’s time you did. Either way, read on – this blog article is definitely for you!

My Son is Joining the Navy and That’s OK

As far as my experience goes, there’s nothing more amazing than when your children actually listen to your advice. It’s just not something you ever expect to happen. I’ve often wondered how nice it would be, but when it actually started happening about 18 months ago, it all came as such a big surprise!

Feeling Guilty About Not Being on Holiday in the Summer Holidays

It’s a funny thing, getting second-hand peer pressure from my youngest daughter. It’s perfectly normal for her to complain about not getting what she wants, and how her basic human rights are being infringed by me not caring! That’s old news.

Beautiful Irish Baby Names – But We Can’t Pronounce Them!

Apple. North. Rocket. Pilot. Inspektor. Sounds like I’m typing in code, doesn’t it? But no, these are the names that various poor babies got saddled with, courtesy of their celebrity parents.

Autistic School Battles!

That title is a bit misleading, isn’t it? I mean, it isn’t a school for autistic kids. But seriously, I do frequently wonder who’s more autistic – my daughter or the people running the school!

5 Things a Mum-To-Be Doesn’t Want to Hear!

The trials of being pregnant. If it’s not the backache and swollen feet, it’s the trouble getting comfy in bed. Or what about the nausea, the heartburn and the general weirdness of your body re-arranging itself without your permission?

When You Think You’re a Blog Genius, but it Actually Turns out You’re Just Old.

I’ve had reason to be wondering lately, am I an old fart yet? I mean, I’ve got some of the warning signs – balding, flabby, short of breath when walking to the car. Not likely though, because I still shop at Fat Face, right? Come on! Fat Face!

Got a Fussy Eater? Here’s 5 Little Words to Sort the Problem

Where do they get their preferences from? It’s almost as if some tots arrive in the world with all their likes and dislikes ready loaded! And when they start having attitudes around food, it can be a recipe for real difficulty, as any parent knows.

Six Tips to Shift the Baby Weight

How do these model mums do it? About 5 minutes after giving birth they’re back in a bikini, or running around in lycra like nothing ever happened! How do they shift all that baby weight so fast?