Netflix Catch Up – Everything From Grace & Frankie To The Smurfs…

I love Rom Coms. Can’t beat them. Especially when the Hubby goes out and the kids are in bed and I have the remote to myself. I’ll pour a glass of wine, make some popcorn and slap on a Rom Com.  This  month I enjoyed ‘And So It Goes’ starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. Michael Douglas plays a fairly obnoxious self absorbed realtor who looks to his neighbour, Diane Keaton, for help when his estranged son leaves him in charge of his granddaughter that he never knew existed. It’s your typical rom com and you can guess how it all ends! I enjoyed it though. I love Diane Keaton.  […]

The Tooth Fairy & Other Drama…

It’s been one of those weekends.  Well, weeks! I picked up a vomiting bug on Tuesday. That was fun. You can read about that here! The 7 year old then picked it up on Thursday.  On Saturday the 6 year old lost his first tooth. Being the Youngest I didn’t think I’d be all that phased, but I was.  On hearing that it fell out I shouted “NOOOOOOOOOOO!” a little too dramatically probably.  They all gave me funny looks and I tried to explain myself. He’s the BABY! He’s NOT SUPPOSED TO GROW UP! Waaaaaah!  Anyway, I got over it. I said to him “Are you all excited for the tooth […]

What It’s Like To Be Sick As A Parent…

So yesterday I was struck down with either a vomiting bug or food poisoning. Couldn’t tell you what it was.  It came out of nowhere, wreaked havoc and then left! I  collected the kids from school, got homework done and then literally spent the rest of the day hugging the toilet bowl.  I’m up there puking away in the en suite and of course the kids end up in there with me.  There’s me trying to reclaim some of my dignity while I sit on the en suite floor and the boys are asking me all sorts.  “Did you really get sick Mammy?” “Was it gross?”  “Can I see?” The 6 […]

Martinhal Luxury Family Brand Event, Portugal.

 I was lucky enough to be invited to the recent ‘Martinhal Luxury Family Brand Event’ in Cascais, Portugal.  Yes. Portugal.  Me = complete and utter jammy wagon!  Martinhal is an exclusive collection of luxury family – friendly hotels in Portugal. I can now attest to those two things. Luxurious? Hell Yes! Family – Friendly? Totally!  So here’s the Irish crew who went along to the event –  So from the front there’s Tracey rocking the glam pink cardigan. Tracey is the owner of Love Of Living . Tracey’s a regular write for Easy Parenting Magazine & Family Friendly HQ, as well as a Channel Mum vlogger & Youtuber.  Left of Tracey is […]

3 Reasons Why I Love The Internet This Weekend…

Life is hectic and serious and often very weird, but sometimes the Internet brings us all the lol’s and cheers us up. These 3 videos are making me smile over and over this weekend. No. 3. This Beyoncé / Thomas The Tank Engine remix. Apparently created in 2015 but doing the rounds at the moment. It’s sort of hypnotic!  No. 2  Ed Sheeran. B*Witched. It shouldn’t work. BUT IT DOES. I actually genuinely love this!  But right up there at No. 1. Take a bow family. Take a bow. You made my weekend.  WATCH: BBC live interview interrupted by adorable kids – Independent.ie Robert E Kelly, a BBC correspondent was delivering […]

The People v. OJ Simpson – Netflix

In the space of about 3 days I’ve absolutely binge watched The People v. O.J. Simpson on Netflix.  I’d seen the trailer on the Netflix twitter page and thought it looked good.  An ‘American crime story’ would never have been my thing before. If I just came across this on “normal tv” I honestly probably wouldn’t watch it. That’s what I love about Netflix. It opens me up to shows I usually wouldn’t watch.  In my last Netflix post I said the same thing about Bloodline. Wouldn’t normally have gone for it but it’s bloody brilliant! Roll on Season 3 (and more drooling over Kyle Chandler!)  Anyway, presumably everyone and anyone […]

Being Organised Is Pointless…

Parenting –  Be organised and leave the house in plenty of time for school.  Arrive at the school with time to spare. Park. Turn off the ignition. Take a moment to relax.  This is the point where one child will say “Oh. I was supposed to bring in my favourite book for World Book Day” Debate leaving it so he learns a lesson but let Parenting Guilt get the better of you.  Drive back home in full blown rant mode at your child about responsibility. Maybe throw in that it’s costing more petrol money driving back home and back to school again. Get home and send your child in for […]