Category Archives: Me

Working breakfast – where to get the best coffee in Dublin

If you are a professional juggler (read: working parent) like me and Mr Mind the Baby then you’re probably all too familiar with the idea of grabbing breakfast on the run on a working day.

While we certainly aspire to fully dressed, blow-dried hair (me), fully made up face (him), and a healthy, filling breakfast before we leave (both), the reality is often somewhat different.

And that’s where the beauty of our capital city comes into its own! We are spoilt rotten with fabulous eateries catering for our breakfast needs – both eat in and take away. I thought I’d share my favourites with you because you never know when you might be walking past their door and they’re so good it would be a crime against yourself not to pop in to try them out. Continue reading Working breakfast – where to get the best coffee in Dublin

Lost art of conversation

There’s been a quiet absence in my life for a while now. It’s something that I’ve only realised recently but it has been gone for quite some time.

Life is so busy. There’s rushing to and from work, work itself, crèche drop offs and pick ups, shopping to be done, dinners to be made, stories to be read, tickles to be delivered, swimming lessons to go to, extended family commitments, juggling different work schedules, trying to get some exercise in, all those things. Life at full speed – as life is, you might say. Continue reading Lost art of conversation

Full on narcissism

So I’m going to pretend to act all cool and nonchalant about it, but you may have noticed that I have a small trophy wall of sorts over here on the left hand side of my blog.

In reality, it’s more of a shrine to “always the bridesmaid, never the bride”, but I will admit I am a little proud to have been in the final of Blog Awards Ireland for three years in a row, as well as the fantabulous inaugural Irish Parenting Blog AwardsContinue reading Full on narcissism

Game face: looking human on three hours sleep

There’s a fine line between a mammy looking like she’s been dragged through a bush backwards and one radiating beauty and wellness. And that fine line is eight hours long and horizontally based. But of course the wisened amongst us know that what’s wonderful is rare. So that’s where make-up comes in. Sinead from Bumbles of Rice came up with a great idea to share the products we use that have us looking human on three hours sleep. There’s been some fantastic contributions so far and I’ve taken plenty of notes for future purchases. Now I’m throwing my hat into the ring with my contribution to the Barefaced Beauty and Make-up Magic linky. Continue reading Game face: looking human on three hours sleep