There’s been a lot of talk in the media this year regarding the so-called Icelandic 100% Down syndrome termination rate. It first came to my attention during the Sally phillip’s documentary, ‘A World without Downs’. Though the documentary was on the whole rather excellent, it did stray into the sensational at times. Lately, it’s been
This week I’m thankful for celebrating a new milestone. Mini spent all this week at a local GAA summer camp. For those of you outside Ireland, GAA stands for the Gaelic Athletic Association. It has given us two indigenous sports-Gaelic football, which is a cross between rugby and football and hurling, which is played with
“Why is she eating that?” It’s a question I’m asking myself. Yet it comes not from my lips, but from those of a stranger. A four year old stranger. Some background info: it’s approximately 11 am on a cool, blustery Thursday. The location on the calendar dictates it should be of a milder climate, yet
This week we got some fab news that the site has been nominated in the Best Parenting Blog category of this year’s Maternity & Infant awards. Awards are a funny thing. We all say they don’t matter but it’s very humbling to be nominated out of the many, many amazing blogs that are out there.
Nestled in the rolling Connaught countryside, roughly 40 kilometres from Galway is Coole Park. It’s a handy halfway point for us on our drives down to Limerick, but we’ve only recently started to take advantage of it’s startling beauty. Coole Park is a nature reserve of approximately 1,000 acres, located a few miles west of
In case you may have missed it, the world’s fastest man, the aptly named Usain Bolt, has hung up his winged boots for good. This led to a flurry of Bolt related tweets in my timeline this week, celebrating the man’s epic achievements. In the midst of the awe inspiring displays of human anatomy and
One perk to being unemployed for the summer is I get to have days off with the Frenchman. Which means days off for the whole family which means family days out! Last week we headed down to Limerick to visit King John’s Castle.
I adore Galway at this time of year, or festival season as we locals call it. I know if might seem to outsiders as if every time of the year is festival season in Galway but July is when it really kicks off here. Starting with the Film Fleadh and ending with the Galway Races
8 months ago to the day, I sat at our kitchen table in a state of despair. Schoolbooks, pencils, colours and copies piled all around me. Their intended user was in the playroom with her sister concerning herself with everything but the items she was supposed to be using. I was trying to rev myself up for the
Is it me or are there a lot of pregnant ladies out there? I seem to be bumping into bumps everywhere I go. It’s made me remember what it’s like to carry a child to term. Pregnancy is a crazy time. It’s a beautiful, amazing, journey your body will take if you are lucky but