The Cosy Club

We were very lucky to be invited along to the launch of The Cosy Club in Gunwharf Quays last week and I would thoroughly recommend it. The restaurant has a kind of 1920’s feel to it with all the staff dressed in frilly puffy skirts and red lipstick and the paintings on the walls make […]

There have to be some perks to being a mum?

Being a mum is pretty much a one way street, kids are very much take, take, take. Food, time and money, those little monkeys will grab whatever you have and still come back for more. So I’ve been looking for a few perks and come up with a list of my favourite 3. 1)      Having […]

Pumpkin pain

Hats off to parents that have been carving and hollowing pumpkins for years, that is a tough gig man! It took me an hour per pumpkin, I’ve got rivets in my fingers and cuts on my hands and both orange fruity things look like they were done by a 2 year old! I remember when […]

Upstairs, downstairs

I just wanted to share a thought with you this week, are you the same as me, do you find parenting is mostly taking things upstairs and bringing things downstairs…..a lot? ???

Fussy eating, no problem

My 5 year old daughter is a fussy eater some days. Those days are when she’s with me! I’m by no means the worlds best cook, but she turns her nose up at my culinary delights on a daily basis. But if she has a dinner put in front of her by nanny, she wolfs […]

Oh I’m such an earth mother!

I have to admit I did get a little nervous when my 5 year old announced she’d learnt a new word at school. Which expletive would it be? So my relief was palpable when she came out with “Namaste”! It really made me feel like I’d made it as a parent! I had visions of […]

Good or bad parenting?

I’m yet to determine if the story im about to tell you makes me a good or a bad parent. Me and a friend of mine took our kids to a nice big play park to have a run around, let off some steam and have fun at the weekend. Good? We perched ourselves on […]

The art of communication…

From a very early age we learn how our kids communicate. When they’re babies we note distinctive cries for food or sleep. I’ve found this continuing through my daughter learning to speak, having to repeat the noises made to pick out words. And then recently, a story she wrote, it’s a definite bestseller, but only […]

Do I have the weirdest child in the world?

My five-year-old daughter has just wolfed down a full roast chicken dinner, minus the potatoes, she doesn’t like them not even chips, strange kid huh. Nothing really out of the ordinary there, until you hear what she asked for next. With a clean plate in front of her she asked “Can I have some more […]

Mission: Night Out

Everyone has different struggles as a parent, going it alone, doing it solo throws up a few weird ones. For example, going out for the evening. Last night I planned a rare trip to the theatre and this is how it has to go down. My five-year-old’s bedtime is 6:45 but that’s the time that […]