Category Archives: madness & mammy’s

Hey Pierre – Pretez moi ta plume ….

I’m about 16 hours away on the countdown to back to school , back to work , rushed pick ups , drops offs , warp speed dinners , remembering who does which sports or activities on which day , finding the civil … Continue reading

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15 minutes of shame….

Every year , for the past 11 years , the Irish & friends of the Irish expat community in Paris get together to have a big Ball. Now, I’m sure some of you are thinking that it kind of goes with the territory of being … Continue reading

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Lost + Found

So , I got into this blog thing as a way of letting off steam and saying what’s really on my mind. Sometimes it’s so hard being a mother that you ( I mean I – I wouldn’t dare presume … Continue reading

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Prince and Pepperoni

It is my ‘non birthday / I’ve given up on getting older’ weekend. I’m rapidly approaching one of those great landmarks of life and I haven’t quite figured out how to use the brakes yet.  In real life, I can’t … Continue reading

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After Eights and Nearly nines

Ok , so , every bit of pre parental advice or scary ,” put you right off having kids” type of shared parental experiences prepares you for expecting the worst when it comes to terrible two’s / threes and  the … Continue reading

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Hair & Housework.

I have learned the hard way , that with two (or any number of) small children , a different approach to general housework is necessary from time to time. I’m not talking about the endless daily sweeping , wiping , hoovering … Continue reading

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Freud and frozen food….

If there’s one thing (other than writing exceptional music & literature) I can honestly say the Irish excel in , its feeling guilty. There are a few inspirational exceptions (take Michael O’ Leary for example) , but based on my own … Continue reading

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