Today I read a thread in a facebook page ranting about teenagers. They ranted about bad manners, ‘the youth of today’, I blame the parents and lots more besides. I suspect it was written for the most part by parents of young children. How I smiled reading that thread. These parents of younger children are … More To all who hate teenagers…
Life in the past few weeks has been hectic, throwing up a few challenges and ensuring blogging and writing take seats so far at the back that for a time they were not even on my radar. Then yesterday I and a few friends went to sympathise with a friend who lost his fourteen year … More Putting life in perspective.
What would you do if you found yourself alone, yes, alone in the house, not a child in sight! Here’s my article from last weeks Irish Examiner’s Feelgood supplement. I hope you enjoy it. Forgive me but you will have to lean in close if you wish to read this as I’m whispering. Why am … More There I am in the paper #31.
Have you ever wished you had said something to someone but missed your opportunity? Have you been hurt or wronged and told no one? Perhaps you owe someone a thank you but never got the chance to tell them? Maybe you have a secret you never shared but would like to let it out? A … More Anyone interested?
Here is my column from last weeks Examiner’s Feelgood supplement. As it’s exam time I’m sharing how important the Leaving Cert exam was in my life…NOT. Exam season is approaching but of course you knew that. There are two things we can be sure of this time of year, one being that the clouds will … More There I am in the paper. #30
Sometimes something triggers a memory and it’s very difficult to put it behind you. Life goes on as normal, but all the while you are fighting an invisible battle to return from the past. It might be a newspaper article, something you watch, or read or maybe something as simple as a smell. So today, … More How do I keep my child safe from abuse?
Here’s my article from the Examiner’s Feelgood. If it had a title it would be…”I’m glad I couldn’t see the future.” Yesterday I walked from my kitchen to the hall and saw the front door lying wide open. Full panic mode swept over me, my heart racing, fear and dread taking my breath away. It lasted but … More There I am in the paper #29
Yesterday I had lots planned for today, after all it was Monday, the day after the weekend, the first day of the working week for most. Then my eldest said, “Tomorrow is my only day off until the end of June. Will we do something?” I should have taken the time to think about it, … More When you decide to skip Monday…
Tonight is the night after last night and I’m slowly recovering. The wonderful thing about a night away with a gang of friends is the memories it creates. Tonight as I sit here, a shadow of the woman I was when I headed away early yesterday morning, I can be heard chuckling at intervals as … More Reflections…
Here is my article from Fridays Examiner’s Feelgood. For those who are reading from overseas the gardai are what we call our police. Yes, spoiler alert, my criminal past is revealed! Unless you live under a stone you will be familiar with the talk of the gardai and questions about their maths? Well, I too … More There I am in the paper#26