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Working parent not “working mother”

It’s been more than a little bit quiet on the blog here for the past few months and I apologise! I’ve a whole bunch of posts in drafts but I’ve struggled to find the time to polish them up for you.

I’ve a good reason though – I hope! I got myself a new job there a while ago which I’m just loving. It’s completely changed my lifestyle and my outlook. It’s given my career a whole new lease of life and I’m really excited about that. But it makes blogging hard. (Just joining up the dots for you there!) Continue reading Working parent not “working mother”

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

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

Most unlike me – 5 ways to make your blow-dry last longer

Okay, as the title says, this post is most unlike me. In fact, it’s the first “beauty” post I’ve ever had on Mind the Baby. But in the last couple of months or so, I have realised that for the first time post-baby, I have a bit more time to actually “do” my hair, rather than just wash it and head out the door in the mornings with a wet head that eventually turns into a mass of curls. I’m looking a little more sleek a little more often. I wrote this post originally for Parent.ie* sometime last year but as I blow-dried my hair this morning I thought I should add it here too, because – even if I do say so myself – they are geniunely good tips! Continue reading Most unlike me – 5 ways to make your blow-dry last longer