Category Archives: Mothering

A better person

My baby was 5 recently.

A whole half a decade.

The time has flown by but of course, like every parent, I can barely remember what life was like without him.

I look at him now – so tall, so grown up, so articulate, so funny, so capable of pushing my buttons at a moment’s notice – and realise how enriched my life has become since he came into it. Continue reading A better person

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

One woman book club – holiday reads

A miracle happened when we were on holidays.

I read four books.

Four whole books – with two days to spare. I was annoyed with myself then actually because in a fit of unbridled optimism, I had purchased a 3 for 2 book deal the day before we flew out but then left the biggest of the three – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – at home because I couldn’t justify such a heavy book in my luggage that wouldn’t be read. But I was wrong! I would have gobbled it up! Continue reading One woman book club – holiday reads

Mama’s got a brand new bra – Hotmilk lingerie review

I totally missed a trick on the maternity/nursing lingerie in the pregnancy and breastfeeding days. I didn’t get my first sexy nursing bra until my birthday when the baby was 10 months old. I had lingered too long in the “comfy” nursing bra arena to the detriment of my curvaceousness and my self esteem. More boxy and matronly in silhouette than voluptuous and MILF-y. Mr Mind The Baby treated me to two gorgeous lingerie sets and I didn’t look back after that. In fact, I missed the sexy sets a little bit once the breastfeeding stopped and I’d shrunk back to “assets as usual“. Continue reading Mama’s got a brand new bra – Hotmilk lingerie review