Comparison the Thief of all Joy?

Why? Oh why,do we compare our babies? As a new mum,I’ve become so aware of the milestones and the box ticking that goes on with a new baby,especially in the first year. A lot of this is fuelled,and rightly so in the right context,by our health system. In the beginning it puts amazing pressure on you, weights, ounces, solids, hand eye coordination, clapping hands, smiling, sitting, farting…Lord you name it they’ve an “appropriate”age for it! This pressure wore off me in the later six months when Ned was well weaned, a big boy to say the least and content in my eyes. But I know many of my friends continued to feel the pressure for so many things and so many aspects of raising their little baby. Often,purely fuelled by comparison!

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Two Berry Smoothie

Ned absolutely devoured this bad boy! It was simple to make and convenient in the little NomNom kids pouches. He gobbled it all independently. Smoothies are a great way of using fruit and getting a portion or two into a toddler who has decided they don’t like fruit this week and you’ve bought loads thinking othe wise!  Continue reading

Quicky Quiche, leftovers sorted!

My dad started keeping hens this year, to our delight. Four hens, I named them the Kardashians; Kris, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. The difference between the shop bought and his is nothing less than shocking! We are now cursed with a high standard for eggs. The bar is set, they’re eggcellent! Not a hope I’d make it through without an egg pun. I’m not even sorry! 

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The Beginning

Always best to say a little bit about yourself when entering a new group, community, world, planet! Well social media and motherhood are a new world to me and both came together in the same year. I’m enjoying both, making plenty of mistakes regularly but succeeding daily too. I was born and raised in County Limerick and did a degree in Intellectual Disability Nursing in The University of Limerick. I went straight from there to The University of Swansea and completed a masters in Applied behaviour Analysis (ABA). Continue reading