The internet here in Ireland is buzzing tonight, and the reason behind it? Katy Hopkins. A British upper class “lady” who makes her money in some small measure by courting controversy. She is very opinionated, and has a most unusual take on a lot of women’s issues. The rumours tell us she will be speaking … More Katy Hopkins, look at me I am a stay at home mom.
It’s Thursday night. A hugely anticipated night in our house. At about 9pm the excitement peaks. Just before my husband arrives in with the shopping. I always know it’s a Thursday because of the many presses left open throughout the day. This happens as a result of my children looking for non existent food. They … More Thursday night. Feeding time at the zoo.
Here is the second letter in my series of Letters. This letter writer wishes to remain anonymous. Dear Sibling, Here’s what I want you to know. Your actions and choices are not just about you. I know. A revelation isn’t it? Everything you do is rippling out and growing in to … More Series of Letters. Letter 2.
Am I back? Will I finish this post? Or will it be trashed like every post I’ve written since the young warrior died? What will this post be about? The title, whatever it is will be decided when I finish… if I finish. As I begin to type, I remember a regular comment made about … More Life is short. Do not miss Christmas.
Tomorrow may be just another day in your world, but in my world it is going to be very special. For the first time ever, my whole family and extended family will gather together. My eldest brother is getting married. How lucky am I to be part of such a happy gathering. This brother is … More Cheers! Until we meet again.
Do you post pictures of your family online? Do you name your family members, or refer to them with code names? I follow quite a number of blogs, and I enjoy seeing what the writers look like. I am amazed at how relaxed they are, about appearing online in person. Maybe it is an Irish … More A one off. A photo of my youngest and I.
I am in my old home, the house in which I was reared. The place where I first knew love, and where I first hated with all my heart my brothers who drove me wild. And who I now love dearly. It is after midnight, and everyone is in bed. My own children tucked up, … More The tales a house could tell.
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.
Today’s daily prompt challenge is, Tell us about a thing you’ll never write about. What a challenge! Is it possible? How can you write about something, that you refuse to write about? Then it hits me like a brick. Oh my God! This is what I have been doing for twenty years. Deep inside I … More I am an adult now and still I cannot tell.
Today I did not know what I would be posting. I tried funny… it wasn’t, I tried serious… boring. I thought informative… yawn. Then I read a comment on facebook. It was from my brother. And then I knew what I wanted to say. Last year my brother sent me a CD. He had compiled … More A parents wish.