A Short story: The Girl in the door way

Every day she spends her day sitting in the door way. Lost in the midst, of her books. Letting the world pass her by. The heavy morning pedestrian traffic hurriedly making their way to work in shops and offices around her. She is never in a hurry. She never joins the fast-paced traffic. She sits…

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Monkey Blue & Friends Book Review

I was chuffed when Laura Quinn, Author of Monkey Blue and Friends, asked me to review her new children's book. I love this book already and its only going to print! I read it to my nearly six year old daughter, and the review from her was, "I love that story Mammy". Result. Monkey Blue is a charming beautiful…

Why Mums Really Should Hit The Gym

Doctors, TV ads are all preaching to us about getting slimmer offering us miracle potions to lose the weight. But they are a temporary fix and it all piles back on with more guilt and a low self-esteem. There is only one way to combat this epidemic, its hit the gym ladies do some cardio,…

Living Without…My Husband

It is another Sunday afternoon and that feeling of dread is setting in. No I don’t have to go to work tomorrow or leave my kids, thankfully. But what I do have to do is put my single Mum hat back on soon. For over a year now and for another four or five months…

A short story: Finding Hope

Uyo, Nigeria Ella took the first shift that morning. It was a cold damp morning as she shivered and pulled her coat closer to her body trying to block the morning chill. A lazy smoke like cloud rolled along the road ahead. It was 5am an early start for Ella. There was not another living…

That Friday feeling!

I don’t know what it is but every Friday I still get suckered in to that Friday feeling. Its Thursday evening and all you can think about is ‘Thank god it’s Friday tomorrow’. The alarm goes off jump out of bed because its Friday? Why? I have no frigging idea. I am a stay at…

Living with a Bi-Polar Parent

Living with… a Bi-Polar parent is a very lonely life. You are there but you’re not really, they matter you do not if that makes any sense. You are told you are selfish, as a child, if you do not feel sorry for your mother and do what needs to be done to ‘make her…

Love your Mum Friends

Mum friends make the world a better place, and allow you to be you. Our Mum friends are the most important people to have in our lives as we wade through parenthood making it up as we go along. They are at times our rock and they totally get us. They empathise with us, it’s…