“But the kitchen will not come into its own again until it ceases to be a status symbol and becomes again a workshop. It may be pastel. It may be ginghamed as to curtains and shining with copper like a picture in a woman’s magazine. But you and I will know it chiefly by its fragrances and its clutter. At the back of the stove … Continue reading Fuelling The Family Engine
Plastic Free July is drawing to a close. It has definitely been a bit hit and miss here. But that’s ok. As I get older, I am learning more and more the importance of being gentle with yourself. Let’s face it, I have a lot to learn in that region. Recently, we were gifted flights over to my brother and his family in Germany. It … Continue reading Salvaging Plastic Free July
Mr. Fairweather has headed off this evening and I have left at home with Little Paddler. Every so often, she snuggles up to my belly and says, “Oh baby sister. Don’t be frightened. It’s only me.” And when I ask her for a goodnight hug and a kiss she heads straight for my belly to tell baby sister “Night night baby sister. I’ll miss you … Continue reading A Zero Waste Baby?
I love when my friends get me. I really do. Typically, with my really good friends, I might not see them for six months or more at a time. They live all over the country. We keep in contact. Usually they are much better than I am at it. But whenever we meet up, it’s like we were only chatting last week. We might not … Continue reading When Friends Get You
I hate new situations and I hate crowds where I may be forced to interact or stand out in any way. I am quite shy and struggle to put myself out there. Once I am comfortable in a situation or with a group, that’s different. But getting to that stage is the hard bit. When we were getting married, I dreaded the idea of the … Continue reading It’s Getting A Bit Smelly Around Here
WARNING: This post contains talk about poo. Consider yourself warned. A long, long time ago, in a kingdom not so far away, a blogger wrote a post about cloth nappies and promised to do a follow up piece on washing and storing of soiled nappies. It never happened. Thanks to a bit of prodding, I am finally getting around to that follow up post. Thanks … Continue reading Fluffy Butt Crash Course – The Sequel
There’s a lot of talk going on here about the childcare subsidy that’s been proposed for the budget by the Irish government. Very few seem happy with it and there are some ugly arguments starting where parents and families are pitted against each other; both parents working, one working and one stay-at-home parent, two part-time working parents, working from home parents, single parents. It’s a … Continue reading Counting The Pennies