Thank you for visiting “My Thoughts On A Page.”
My name is Tric Kearney and I’m a stay at home mum of four from Ireland, married to ‘yer man’ for three decades.
The births of my children says a lot about my journey through life and how I have evolved as a person, my first child was induced and I shouted for and was given every drug possible, culminating in an epidural. my fourth was born at home in a pool, relatively quietly, with a paracetamol taken a few hours afterwards for a headache!
I am a calmer, wiser, more mature person than 30 years ago, but inside I am bold, rebellious and a non conformer!
I love life and all it brings and am fascinated by people, how they think, act and look. I have a passion for writing having kept a private diary for the past 30 years, from the sad, lonely days immediately after my Dad died, through my engagement, marriage, birth of my children (not conception) and all the other events of note, or not, in my life to date.
Now I’ve gone digital and public!
I began this blog in January 2013 and it has shared many of the highs and lows in my life since. One of my greatest highs was winning ‘Best writer’ at the Irish Parenting Blog Awards, and also ‘Best Personal Blog’, but I’ve also won prizes in Ink Tears Flash Fiction and Liberties Flash Fiction as well as having written a story for the anthology ‘A little book of love.’
In 2016 I was invited to write a column in The Examiner, an Irish national newspaper. It is a weekly humorous piece in the Feelgood supplement called ‘It’s My Life.’
More recently I’ve decided to take my work to the next level and have begun to write my first book.
If you are new to my blog, you may not know ‘Daniel’s story’.
Danny was my friends fit, handsome, cheeky thirteen-year-old, when out of the blue he was diagnosed with leukemia. Ten months and a bone marrow transplant later we lost him in November 2013. There have been times since when I could find no words to write how I feel. However, this blog has helped me find those words, and Daniel remains a part of my blog.
That just about sums me up to date. Thank you for checking me out and I hope you enjoy reading “My Thoughts On A Page.”
169 thoughts on “About Me”
I look forward to reading your blog 🙂
was drawn to your wine references! but love your “moi” and your opinion on Canadian weather!
Hi there, can you mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
In regards to the new parenting multi blog, getting close! Thanks
Hello 1tric. I just nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check out my page for more info. You have an great blog.
O wow. I’m thrilled. Thank you. In Irish we say “Go raibh mile maith agat” ( a thousand thank you’s).
I have googled iambic pentameter but think I’ll do it my normal way!! Thank you again. I’m off out and will celebrate well.
My pleasure! Enjoy your celebration!
I think you have great things to say! I wish you much luck and love on your journey. If you have the interest or time, I would love for you to check out my blog of kid’s activities from a homeschooling mom 🙂
Take care, Karen
Thank you. Checked you out! Happy blogging
I have nominated you for the Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award. The post will be up about 9 or 10 a.m. on Monday. You don’t have to feel obligated, but I hope you’ll pass it on!
Thank you very much. I will be delighted to accept and pass it on. Best wishes too with that novel. Keep us posted.
It’s got me shaking in my boots! But, I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge and it’s probably good for me to “Poop or get off the Pot!” 🙂
If I were in your shoes, I’d have no problem “pooping”, possibly non stop!!
Ah, but to do so in an orderly manner..that’s the problem! By the way, one of the girls asked me if I was going to make one of my characters Irish..I told her that 1.) Naturally and 2.) I was hoping to lean on you if I needed some info on speech. Can you help an old lady out when she needs it?
That would be my pleasure. In fact I’m “delira and excira abourih”!!
I kind of love your poetry. Life, love and the pursuit of happiness are kind of my doggie wheelhouse, so all thoughts on your pages are appreciated. Shine on!
Thank you. Hope to see you visit again.
Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m REALLY glad that it led me here.
Thank you so much. I really enjoyed your post on your daughter sleeping.Great to see you.
I have nominated you for the Best Moment Award. No strings attached..just know I enjoy your site and it has provided me with great moments!
I’ve said a few words about you in my post, which you can find here.
Thanks for those “Best Moments!”
Thank you so very much. You are a great supporter. I appreciate the nomination and you very much.
You deserve it…enjoy!
Thanks so much for the like today!
I really “liked” your poem. So true of life for all of us.
Thanks so much 🙂
I think I could write every minute of everyday if that was my view.
You’re not far off writing that much as it is. I write once a day and my brother has me in spam!
Heh 😉 That view is still stunning. 🙂
Good title for a post. “More Spam”.
Oh boy, I get enough spam! Trust me. 😦
You are an inspirations – and I have nominated you for a very inspiring blog award
You are too kind. Thanks a million. I have just finished an awards post so I will store it for a bit but thank you so much. I really appreciate you reading and awarding my posts. Thanks again.
No problem – just wanted to let you know you are fab!
Some days I love you more than my luggage (and that’s a lot!). You make me laugh, you make me think. I like that.
To show my gratitude, I’ve selected you to receive a bouquet of awards – seven in all. You may pick them up here: http://lessonsbyheart.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/lovely-awards/
Have a lovely weekend!
Thank you so much. I enjoy reading your comments on my posts and really appreciate your reading. You are very kind.
Thanks for stopping by and liking my post! I surely do like what you have here!
Thanks. You write very real posts. I enjoyed them very much.
Hello, thanks for liking my post.
It was lovely. A good thought to start the day!
I have really enjoyed reading through your blog and look forward to all your writing in the future!
I have nominated you for an award for all the wonderful things you have given me to read!
To see the post regarding the award please see the following link: http://ourgrainofsand.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/the-wonderful-team-member-award/
Thanks a million. I commented on your post. You are too kind and I really appreciate it. I will happily accept your kind reward, but it may be a bit of time before I acknowledge it. I hope you don’t mind.
You are very welcome and take all the time you need to acknowledge it! 🙂
Thanks for your visits today and I enjoyed reading about you, too! I have also been married for almost 25 years, happily, and have 2 children, 18 & 21. So, we have that in common! 🙂 My blog started after my son, the youngest, nudged me into “going public” with my poetry and it’s been a fun ride with much learning! I’m going to look around your blog now, so take care! Lauren 🙂
You have been very busy on my blog. Great to see you. I love when I get the time to surf wordpress. It brings me to blogs like yours and others that resonate with us for whatever reason. Somehow I think we will stay in touch!
Well, I’m following you now because I’ve enjoyed your writing. It’s honest, filled with humor and family; which is what I can relate to! It’s so nice to meet you, Tric, and I’m glad you visited me, so I could visit you! 🙂
Aww…thanks for following me, too, Tric, and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Ha ha. Found you!
Thanks for the follow. I’ve read a few of your posts and quite enjoy them. I think I’ll just tag along with you. 😉
Oh great. I was tripping around last night and read your post on grief and then I saw your Irish fixation so of course I had to read more and I too liked what I read.:)
Why thank you! And who WOULDN’T be fixated by the Irish? Only silly people, for sure. 😉
I’ve just found you, and am so happy to have met. I would love to visit Ireland someday as it is my ancestral grounds. My paternal side originate from Ireland. Elliott was my maiden name. Look forward to reading more.
Great to meet you. Delighted to see you calling and hope you enjoy my future posts. Ireland is a great spot alright but then I am bias. 🙂
I’ve nominated you for a super sweet blog award… You can find the details in my post below:
I hope you will enjoy it!
you’ve just been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. if you fancy, folow this link http://kintal.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/many-thanks-sherri/
Hello! Just found your blog via the long list on the blog awards site, just wanted to let you know that I’ve enjoyed reading your posts!
Hi. Great to have you visit. I only just discovered the long list of nominees. I was over visiting your blog also. It is lovely to read other Irish blogs.
I so enjoy getting to read your blog posts and seeing you appear in my Reader. Each and every day the writing community here at WordPress is an inspiration to me. I have nominated you for the very fun Super Blog Award! You can find the link below to claim your award. Thank you for being part of my WordPress life and I am looking forward to all the writing we will all share in the future! 🙂
Thanks a million. You are very good to consider me. I really appreciate it. I owe so many for so many awards but I still love to know I am nominated!
I am glad I found you on wordpress as I love your writing. I have yet to buy your book. When things settle down over the next few days I will do just that. I will let you know when I am reading.
Your comment “Poxy Rain” got me glad to have found you – might just post my Ode to an Irish Summer for the hell of it I’ll have at least one out there in the” Blogosphere” who will understand what I am on about??
Ha ha. Poxy is one of those words that is a a dead giveaway for “Irish blogger!”. Thank you for checking me out. I will be stopping by yours soon so have the kettle on!
Bringing in a few sods now stoking up the range kettle always on the boil, back from the constitutional.
Hey, thanks for liking my post, “I Feel Like A Woman…Well Sort Of…” Love your site! It’s so much fun to read things from bloggers around the world 🙂
Who do you think you are? A wonderful, joyful writer!!! I do enjoy your thoughts on your page.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Delighted to welcome you here.
Hi! I’ve been told that maybe my pinger isn’t working…so, wanted you to know I nominated you for a couple of awards 🙂
Thank you so much. I’m afraid I am so far behind on award posts I have decided to give up. I have written a post tonight about it.
I am really grateful for the nominations. Thank you.
Lovely blog, lovely lady… I found you via project o…. going to read your answers now… maybe we can enjoy each others journey… Barbara
Great to see you call by. I hope you continue to enjoy my blog. I will pop over to see yours also. I really enjoyed project O. Did you participate?
I am excited to get to know you through your life’s experiences written on these pages. I need some humor inserted into my grieving days. Thank you for allowing me in.
I would love to be able to bring a bit of cheer into your life in some small measure. Delighted to meet you.
I’d like to nominate you to the Versatile Blogger award. I think your blog is great! Keep up the good work 🙂 Here is the link to the post : http://animatedanna.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/the-versatile-blogger-award/
Hi Anna. Thanks a million for the nomination. I hope you don’t mind but I will not actually accept it. I just do not have the time to do the acknowledgement post. I did a post weeks ago explaining why I just cant. Its here https://mythoughtsonapage.com/2013/07/13/another-excuse-not-to-do-my-awards-post/.
I am delighted to be nominated of course and so I thank you for that. I hope you understand. Keep up the good blogging.:)
Discovered your blog through @_IrishBlogs_ Such a lovely site!
Your blog looks very interesting! Looking forward to getting to know you via your blog posts 🙂
Thank you so much for following my blog. I love your writing style and am humbled to have you follow me. Thanks again!
And I yours. I love this about wordpress, discovering new blogs I enjoy, and being able to follow and read them regularly.
I only follow blogs I really enjoy so don’t be a bit “humbled” we are equals here.
Thanks again! 🙂
Nice to meet another Irish mummy who likes to blog. I’ve just started and I’m finding it a little strange. I feel like I’m taking the plunge every time I publish something… I want to be honest in my blog, yet not too personal.
I’ve really enjoyed your blog so far.
I don’t believe you’re not busy all day with two kids! I only have two and I find it tough!
Yes I was delighted to “meet” you too. I’m blogging nine months now but never wrote anything at all before. I’m really enjoying it. It took me some time to get my head around it as I had no idea what a blog even was up to January.
As for busy, my two remaining “little ones” are 16 and eleven so compared to the days when I had eight under seven (not all mine but a long story) this is more than manageable! I’m on twitter @trickearney if your on it.
Only nine months? You’ve done so well. You must have a natural flair and they say you can’t teach talent! I have written academically and still find myself trying to be ‘wordy’ when it’s not needed. I need to loosen up a bit.
I’m going to scour your posts for your motherly wisdom.. My two are are going through a bold phase (hopefully just a phase!)
I’ll check you out on twitter too.
Look forward to your next post.
Hey !! Just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!! 🙂 Check it out at:
Hello! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can read about it here: http://mewhoami.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/celebrating-100th-post-with-an-award/
Hi, I’ve nominated you for a blog of the year award. Please follow this link for further details. http://alygeorges.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/blog-of-the-year-2013-award-2nd-star/
“But inside I am bold, rebellious and a non conformer!”
Well, from one non-conforming mother to another, I’m glad to have met you. Looking forward to reading your blog,
Thank you Casey and i yours.
I wrote a comment with a few links on it and it may be stuck in your spam folder, I’m not sure, but if it did, you’ll find my comment regarding your December 13th post.
I hope you’ll find a little comfort in it.
I come bearing gifts: http://dermsstuff.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/award-time/
Please know that you do not have to accept – I realize you may not accept awards. I perfectly understand and there is no pressure to accept. I see these awards as a way to express the enjoyment I get from reading your blog. Thank you so much for your creativity and inspiration.
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Happy New Year, Tric….love your thoughts on a page!
My grandfather was an ” O’Falin “….and he used to tell me stories of Ireland.
He said it was the most beautiful, green place in the whole wide world.
One day, I hope to wander over and see it for myself!
Happy New year to you too. Sorry I’m so late getting back to you as I was away yesterday.
Sadly the reason this beautiful country of mine is so green is because we get a mega amount of rain!
Even so I’d recommend a trip to anyone. We do enjoy ourselves here and hope you would too.
O Falin would not be a very common name here. Do you know what part your grandfather came from?
No….I don’t. I could ask me aunt and see if she remembers.
Have just discovered your wonderful blog, although I must admit the tears have been rolling down my checks as I read about your young friend – my heart goes out to his family and friends.
Thank you so much Mairéad. His loss was enormous and a terrible shock. Writing about it has helped in some small measure. It has been a sad year but keep reading there’s plenty humour here too!
Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. I really appreciate it.
I just nominated your blog for a Sunshine Award. Sunshine Awards are given to blogs who help bring joy to the world…and I think your blog does just that!
To view your nomination and find out how the Sunshine Award works, check it out here: http://angelsbark.wordpress.com
Congrats! Can’t wait to see what My Thoughts On a Page brings to 2014!
Thanks so much for your kind thought. I am sorry but I decided last year to no longer take awards, not because I don’t love or appreciate being awarded but I found doing the required post difficult as it was quite time consuming. Instead I do a regular post called “Freshly Impressed” where I highlight posts of bloggers I’ve enjoyed. It’s my way of giving back. Thank you again and I hope you are not insulted.
Not insulted at all. I understand as it took me several hours to make my choices, write a blurb about each, format my post, notify my nominees… So I get it. Must mean you’ve received a lot of accolades. I was thrilled because I’m new to blogging and this process has helped me connect with other bloggers. I really like your blog and your concepts. Thanks for accepting the nominee request in the spirit in which it was given.
Yes I too loved these awards as they showed you someone read your blog and liked it. Well done on doing the post as they are so not easy. Will be over to check it out on your blog. Thanks again.
I nominated you for two awards!!! Go check them out here http://onesahmscrazylife.wordpress.com
I’m glad our paths have crossed here. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far and look forward to reading more. Thanks!
Thanks a million for reading and taking the time to let me know you’ve enjoyed what you read. I really appreciate it.
hi tric – just wanted to see if you got the notes on a letter i wanted to send to you?
Hope you got my email. I’m working on incorporating the photos. They are great. I love it. thanks a mil
Thanks tric )
Thank you for visiting my blog. You love the power of the word and so do I. We have something in common.
And Duncan, I checked you out through his blog.
I just saw that he share my last post with his followers. I hope you liked the silly things I write about.
I thought I’d add a little Sunshine to your day with the Sunshine Award. Details in my post here: https://mewhoami.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/sunshine-award/
Thanks a million for thinking of me. I have stopped doing awards, I do my “freshly Impressed” post instead, but it is always flattering to be thought of. Thank you so much.
You are very welcome! I enjoy your “freshly impressed” posts.
Thanks and congratulations on your award. You have a most entertaining blog. I love reading it.. 🙂
What an interesting blog.
Thanks so much. Gave a brief visit, will be back.