My favorite time of year; the skies are blustery, the leaves are golden and the world smells like smoked Oak! It’s Halloween edging just ahead of Christmas for me, winning by a wicked witches hair’s breadth! Sitting in front of an open fire in the wake of Hurricane Ophelia, I’m so glad we got the … More Rathwood – Halloween Pirate Train
When it comes to making a list of what you need for breastfeeding, there are a few extra items to consider after listing baby and boobs. Not everything needs to be hauled into the maternity ward though and the following are five things I found essential for the first few days of motherhood and nursing. … More 5 Hospital Bag Items To Pack For Breastfeeding
I love receiving packages, especially exciting one’s that I had forgotten were on their way! The postman had me out of the bed at 8am and initially I growled at him a small bit. It was the second time this week. “You really have to stop doing this to me. I’m back on school runs … More Willow Shop Quilling Art
At the close of evening on this first day of World Breastfeeding Week, I’m in my bed and thinking about what I would say to a new mum or a second or third time mum even who is about to take on this journey. I didn’t necessarily make the decision to breastfeed, I mean to … More My Top Tip for Successful Breastfeeding? This is it.
A little inspiring fashion guest post by Lily, age 10 and in full control of her own vibes and styles! Yesterday I went to Primark in Omagh in County Tyrone with my Nanny and brother, Morgan. There was a huge selection to chose from and I had a budget of £32 to spend. I got … More Lily’s 1st Fashion post – A Penneys Haul!
I am another person who has lived with a novel and it’s characters in my head for a long time and yet they never make it onto paper or screen. Another one who swears she will write a book someday. Another who procrastinates and never finds or makes the time! When I was asked if … More Believe in yourself, make a dream true.
Accepting an offer to do a book review on the newly released novel Ginny Moon, I realise that the main topic, Autism, is one that I have very limited knowledge of. I had no idea what to expect and I worried that maybe I wouldn’t follow the story, after all, this novel was based on … More A Review of “Ginny Moon” by Benjamin Ludwig
Time to get this little page and blog back up and running I think! After a month or so of virtually avoiding it and not feeling inclined to post anything, I now find I’m right back to being in love with the blogging vibe and thinking about it daily! So here we go, 2017 lets … More 2017
Something I have never got around to doing is writing out my birth stories about each of the kids so I thought I might do a little My Pregnancy Story series. Each story will be in three parts; The Test, The Nine Month Tale and finally, The Birth Day. Starting off with Part 1 – … More My Pregnancy Story. Part 1: The Test
How many school items did your gang misplace last year? We lost one tracksuit top, one cardigan and countless drink bottles! This coming school year (sorry to mention it already but it is only 6 weeks away!) I am much more prepared and I’m arming myself with a full quota of name stickers from http://www.mynametags.com … More Our Review of My Name Tags Stickers
I’m going to share this on the off chance that I’m not the only one living by the rule: “IF IT WEREN’T FOR THE LAST MINUTE, NOTHING WOULD GET DONE!” This is what we’ve put together for our teacher gifts this year. Now, I’ve actually been a little bit better organised than usual and picked … More Last Minute Teacher Gift Idea!
Dear Children While you are sleeping And dreaming away in your beds, Mammy is thinking and writing And blinking And kissing the tops of your heads. You ask of me Why is it bedtime? You protest and hesitate so. You dance around doing Important one more things, Till I chase around yelling Let’s Go! … More Dear Children.
I can only apologise now for what I am about to bring into your minds. Preggophilia. Yes, it’s just what you expect and fear it might be. When you already think this world is a really fecked up place, here I come to tell you about something you hardly could ever have considered was a … More More Craziness from the Internet!
Who’s ready for a laugh? If you do this, I want photo evidence!! Line up the drinks for 9pm! 👠THE DIRTY DANCING DRINKING GAME Every time ‘Baby’ is said in a mocking or patronising manner…1 shot.🍸 Every time you spontaneously spout out a line in perfect timing and intonation…1 shot.🍸 Oops. Did you spout out … More The Dirty Dancing Drinking Game!
Gosh, meat free and sweet free week is no joke!! We had all the best of intentions and really, on reflection we did alright! While I was spending too much time hanging out on the virtual veggie aisle of Tesco’s website I spotted a product I certainly hadn’t bought before. Super Sprouts by Good4U..now that had … More Green Quiche with Goats Cheese
Cauliflower Cheese One of the side dishes I go for every year when planning the big Christmas day dinner is always Cauliflower Cheese. It’s never ever a vegetable that I or the kids would eat in a regular week yet its devoured annually, right next to the sprouts! I’m going to make an effort to … More Cauliflower Cheese, delicious I promise!
2015, where did you go? Here we are again, start of another year. We’re all suckers for it, aren’t we? New Year, new you, new diet, new plans, new diary, new ideas…old habits! Same old habits! I’m here warning myself not to do the whole resolutions thing, don’t fall into the false promises trap again … More Voted Resolution Least Likely to Succeed…
Sundays are Mondays Dressed up in good clothes. Seven AM someone’s punching your nose, The mid-week So-Sleepies Have brightly arose And buzz round the hallways Like dawns singing Crows. That fancy full lie in? Out the window it goes, They need feeding, Alright I’m up I suppose. Ask around and they’ll tell you Cos every … More Sunday; Monday in Disguise!
In conjunction with my latest post, This Is 40, Finish have given me a great selection of their best selling dishwasher products to give away. 1. Simply Like the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thechaosof3) 2. Like and Share the link to This Is 40 on Facebook. That’s it! Winner picked Friday September 11th. X
We’ve often said we’d go to Electric Picnic festival some year when the kids are bigger but for now we decided to just pop an event tent, live band and a bar in the back garden! As you do! After wearing him down, Shane eventually agreed to have ‘a few friends’ over to celebrate his … More This is 40!
I have had so much new traffic on the blog the last couple of weeks and just want to say a little hello and a very big thank you for reading! ❤ If you have enjoyed your visit to the blog it would be super to have a Like on my Facebook page…xx http://www.facebook.com/thechaosof3 Have … More A Little Thank you x
Funny thing happened over dinner the other evening. The family took a ‘hands up who’ vote and decided unanimously that I need to get knocked up again. They decided. Like they fancied planting a few herbs. A patch of carrots or spuds perhaps. Who fancies growing something? Sure, let’s get a little allotment. Oh it’s … More “Hey, Hands Up Who…”