Sibling Rivalry

The Late Late Toy Show is an absolute staple of Irish life.  It is watched by most households in the country and in over 70 countries around the world.  It is the official start of Christmas, and even though it often airs in November, the Christmas tree has...

Smells Like Teen Spirit

My eldest child, Saoirse has officially entered the black hole of being a ‘teenager’.  She has always been our textbook child, she met all of her milestones as expected, has never struggled at school, has never been in trouble, is a joy to be...

Rule The World

Tomorrow my beautiful first born, Saoirse, will turn 13. The day we brought her home, when she was 2 days old, Mick and wrestled to get her in the car seat as we did not know there was a button the adjust the straps. Nowadays we are still wrestling with her as she...

Right Here, Right Now

As this decade comes to an end, I cannot begin to describe how awful it has been in so many ways, not just for us but for every one of my close friends.  So much of what my friends have experienced has been sadly and devastatingly unavoidable.  Two...