Alflorex Update – For My Child That Lives On Movicol…

So about 6 or 7 weeks ago I posted a picture of a box of Alflorex PrecisionBiotics with a description saying that my child has lived on movicol for years with very little improvement, and saying that I was going to give this a go to see if it helps. I really was blown away by the amount of comments. The post reached over 26,000 people and there were hundreds of comments from parents saying they have the exact same problem. It actually made me feel better in a way knowing that so many kids are having the same problems and it’s not just my son! It made me feel […]

The 10 Stages Of A Sunny Day In Ireland…

1. Obsession – There’s to be nice weather at the weekend did you hear?? It’s gonna be a scorcher! Better get the bbq out! 2. Preparation – Do you go out? Or enjoy it at home? YOU NEED TO THINK THIS THROUGH!  3. Panic – The good weather has arrived. It’s only 10 o’clock and the world and it’s granny have taken to the roads already. Staying home is the better option. 4. Disgust – Last years summer clothes are bet on to you. All intentions of having rock hard abs by this summer went arseways. 5. Shopping – You need to stock up on sunny day essentials. Anyone who’s not stuck in traffic […]

Orange Is The New Black – My Netflix Binge Watch…

I. Am. Obsessed.  It’s one of those shows that’s been around for a while and pretty much everyone (except me) had already started watching it.  I’d stuck it on for about 10 minutes months ago and for whatever reason it didn’t really keep my attention and I gave up fairly quickly.  I’ve been waiting on Bloodline to return. I’m delighted now that I still have that to look forward to (saddo), but in the meantime I needed something else to watch and thought I’d give OITNB another try.  Well, I think I put on my facebook page about 3 weeks ago that I was starting it, and I’ve just started […]

The 16 Steps Of A Family Holiday Abroad…

1. Anticipation. The build up starts months beforehand. Spending your wages in Penneys buying way more tops and shorts than any of you will need for a week in Spain!  2. Packing. You’ll pack about 3 weeks early and have to repack the whole thing the day before because you’ve forgotten what you put in there.. 3. Cleaning. The house needs to be SPARKLING before you go! You’re wrecked by the time you actually get up to go to the airport.  4. The airport drink. It’s the law in Ireland practically. If you don’t take a picture of your passport and drink – no matter what time of day or night it is – […]

When It All Goes To Shit…

We were having such a lovely afternoon.  I was on top of things.  Dinner was organised. Stuff was getting done.  I got the Youngest’s homework done between school runs and the Eldest actually did his after dinner without moaning much.  Then the pair of them went on up to their bedroom and played lego happily together for HOURS.  I should have known really.  It was never going to last.  We got so close. SO close. 7pm.  I sent the Hubby up to tell them to come down for tea before bed. It kicked off quickly.  There was an argument gaining momentum fairly quickly over lego.  It went from nought to […]

When Your Kids Think You Were Born In The Stone Age…

It’s my birthday tomorrow.  I consider myself young.. or at least I did until I talked to my kids this morning!  They were downstairs having brekkie and I was upstairs.  The 6 year old shouted up to me “Mammy? Were you born in the olden days?”  I said “No, not the olden days. I was born 34 years ago”  The 7 year old piped up “That’s the olden days Mammy.”  *Screw you* I said “Well, the olden days to me is when they didn’t have any electricity or anything.” Dug myself a hole there. I got bombarded with all sorts then from the two of them.  “WAS there electricity back then?” “Did […]

If You Said What You Were Thinking At Bedtime…

It’s 8pm.  They’ve been up since 6am.  You’ve had a nice day and all (well, sometimes) but, you know.. it’s bedtime.  Cereals are eaten. Teeth are brushed. Off you go. “Mammy will you read a story?” “Sure. Pick one.” Kids proceed to argue over which book to read.  “Can you just pick a f*cking book?”  They eventually pick one and I read it.  But there’s a question about something or a random statement about something unrelated every 2 pages.  “Kids, it’s late. I don’t particularly care that Mr. f*cking Tickles is sad because it’s the end of the day and he hasn’t tickled anyone yet. Can I just get to […]

When Your Kid Comes In At 3AM…

Generally at 6 and almost 8 my kids stay in their own beds now.  Sometimes I miss them coming in for snuggles, but then I remember nights like when there was 4 of us in the bed and I cop on.  Still though, the odd night they like to surprise us.  It was 3am last night when my bedroom door flung open and in a very dramatic fashion my 6 year old arrived into the room waving one arm high up in the air.  He looked like he’d just woken up and his little face was all scrunched up like he was about to burst into tears.  My 6 year old could […]