What is there in your home that speaks of you? What objects in future years will forever remind your children of you? I can remember one day a good few months ago, asking my children about this. My smart ass, eldest, spoke up, saying that whenever she smells burnt toast she’d forever remember me. She … More What object speaks of you?
Todays second chance repost comes from the blog Dr Hows Science Wows. The writer of this blog is a fellow Irish blogger, and her blog is without doubt one of the snazziest I know. If ever you thought of going self hosted her site would tempt you. It truly “wows”, and is well worth checking … More Second chance repost #13
What did you do when you came home from school as a child? I can remember as a child running home from school in the company of two friends. On many days we raced to be the first from the school to run through the lane to our road. Other days we walked along looking … More Child of our time
Letter number 9 is another hand written letter. A charming letter to the tooth fairy! The writer writes at I didn’t have my glasses on. Here is her explanation of the letter. “It was one of the first letters I ever wrote and it was to the tooth fairy and very heartfelt. She left me … More Series of letters. Letter 9
Welcome to Freshly Impressed #10 This is a post I do which highlights posts which struck a chord with me. Whilst many of you dream of being Freshly Pressed, this is my equivalent. I began these posts as a payback to bloggers here on WordPress. Instead of giving awards and sending so much work to … More Freshly Impressed # 10
Last night was officially the end of Christmas in our house. Yes, you may say we were flogging a dead horse but it is just tradition with us. Each year at the end of January we go to see the panto. All six of us. The pantomime is not a tradition I was reared with, … More How I stay young at heart.
Do you read a bedtime story to your child? Did you read one last night? A recent survey of 2000 parents of children aged 0-7 years, by Littlewoods clothing and homeware retailer in Britain, showed that only 64% of parents do. It also said that only 13% read a story every night. 9% were too … More Is this the beginning of the end for the bedtime story?
There is a saying “look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves”, I think the same is true in parenting. As parents we worry about the big things, our childrens education, relationships, friends, achievements. However if I look back on my own childhood, with the benefit of hindsight, it is the little … More The pennies and pounds of parenting.
As some of you know, I am Irish. Many of you picture a land of hills, pubs, and possibly thatched cottages. But I was born in Dublin! Not a thatched cottage in sight. However my Mom and Dad come from County Donegal, which really is a beautiful place, of wonderful mountains and beaches. A world … More Escaping My Responsibilities!
As a child I dreamed of being a mom, to eight children. I never really thought about the dad. In fact when I played with the boy next door, He got to be the dad, and in the game that meant he went to work, (around the side of the house), and spent hours there, … More My Life, A Dream That Didn’t Come True.