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
“Are you sure it’s the rubbish bin to go out?” “Yup. Definitely the rubbish bin. They send me a text to let me know.” Oh right. It’s just that there’s only the one rubbish bag in it.” Score for waste reduction efforts in this house! We take our wins where we can people. You may have gathered from this blog that I start a lot … Continue reading Resetting The Goalposts
The local patron was on recently for the parish where my parents-in-law are buried. Every year at the start of the summer, families of those buried there, gather together for Mass and the blessing of the graves. People get together ad catch up. They may not have seen each other for months or even since this time last year. Every year Mr. Fairweather and the … Continue reading A Rose By Any Other Name