Baby Shopping Bug…

Yes. I have the Baby Shopping Bug. Badly.  I want ALL the things! ALL OF THEM!  I’m 22 weeks so still a while to go yet, but I mean, I SHOULD BE PREPARED! IT’S ONLY SENSIBLE!!  My theme is grey and white stars. Give yourself a moment to gush and ooh and aah.  Obviously I don’t know what I’m having so it’s a nice neutral option and goes well with my ever growing grey obsession.  Here’s what I’ve achieved so far –  The changing unit.  IT’S SOOOO PRETTY!  This is from Baby Elegance and the RRP is €99.99. Don’t forget I’m running a competition on Facebook to win either one […]

Getting Your Kids Ready For School In 14 Easy Steps…

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Step 1.  It’s a new day. You will all be civil and courteous and normal today. You will hug and laugh and smile before school and they will remember you as the kind, nourishing, gentle Mammy that you are while they think of you during their school day. (Odds are they don’t give you a second thought but just incase like.) Step 2.  They’re been playing happily since they woke up so leave them to finish up their game and head downstairs to prepare a loving, nutritious breakfast. (Okay, pour some cereal.)  Step 3.  In the chirpiest of voices, call your children down for breakfast. They’ve had plenty of play […]

Netflix: Call The MidWife – Obsessed!…

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First of all, we’re STILL watching House Of Cards! I don’t think I’ve ever watched a series for so long! We’re almost finished Season 4. I said before how I lost interest for a while with Season 3 but this Season has been brilliant!  It’s one we watch together rather than me prizing my eyes open at 1am on my phone in bed binge watching, so we tend to watch an episode a night. We’ll get there!  I discovered Call The Midwife a while ago.  Love. It.!  I binge watched the crap out of it. Couldn’t get enough.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s about life in a poor east […]

Pregnancy Symptoms Half Way Through…

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Itchy Belly – Oh the itchiness. Nothing like a good scratch of it. The bigger it gets, the itchier it’s getting. As attractive as it sounds!  Inflatable Boobs – I may always have complained about them but to honest I’d take my respectable little B cups back in a heartbeat. In the unlikely event I get stranded in water over the next few months these should keep me afloat fairly easily.  Permanent Need To Pee – It’s constant. And let’s face it, if you’ve had kids you’ll know that when you need to go, you NEED to go. Now. The fear when I sneeze or cough is real and there […]

Pregnancy update – 19 weeks…

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Today I’m 19 weeks and 5 days pregnant.  I would say my bump is fairly big. I’m 5 ft nothing and very slight so there’s no questioning it really.  And obviously being Baby no. 3 I’m probably popping out quicker this time too.  I’ve been lucky. Other than getting a bit tired every now and again I’m grand.  I’ve been using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter on my belly for weeks already in the hope of avoiding stretch marks. I used it the last two times and wether it’s amazing or I just got lucky I don’t know, but I’m giving it a go again!  On my last visit at about 17 […]

The Emotions Of Changing Your Kids School…

Confessions Of An Irish Mammy School

So as most of you will know there’s been major changes in this family. The recent New House, New Baby post will fill you in if you’re new!  So we had been in the house just over a week when it was time to start thinking about school.  Originally I had planned to leave them in their old school in the short term. It’s about a 15 minute treck – without traffic – from our new house and while it’s not ideal, I was terrified of putting the kids through more change. I also didn’t imagine there’d be any spaces in the local school at this late stage so I […]

17 Weeks Pregnancy Update…

Confessions Of An Irish Mammy pregnant

This is a different pregnancy to my last two. A lot different.  I don’t even mean in terms of symptoms. I was very lucky with all 3 (so far anyway!) Aside from a few weeks of queasiness in the early weeks and a few meals going down the loo I haven’t done too badly. (There were horrific migraines a the end of pregnancy 1 that I’m choosing to forget about)  It’s different because of the house move.  We’re in our new house 2 weeks today and it’s been the most hectic, stressful time of our lives without a doubt. When you move house you’re only thinking of getting in to […]

New House, New Baby…

Apparently the term “New House New Baby” is an actual expression….!  Well we seem to have taken that very literally! This is a quick post because my internet connection is shite while I wait for Eir to come out. It’ll be a week. The kids have taken this as some sort of form of torture. Yesterday in fact, when I asked if they were happy in the hew house, the 8 year old said “It’ll feel like home when we get the internet” !!!  Anyway, we moved on Tuesday. We got our keys at 3pm, and had to be out at 5pm. The most stressful, chaotic, manic, exhausting 2 hours […]