1st April 2017 Helen 14Comment

This Summer it will be 8 years since I had my first baby.  With the youngest just turning 3, this is the longest stint in nearly 9 years that I haven’t been pregnant.  Three babies in five years was – for the most part, a good plan. That said it was also tough.  I always expected the chaos of the first baby.  The reality of the second – and the juggling of two-under-two was surprisingly ok – which likely had more to do with two fairly easy-going personalities than my amazing skills as a mother.   The reality of the third has proven to both…

18th April 2015 Helen 16Comment

I find myself in the midst of a style crisis.  Today I bought a top that is covered in giraffes. And I like it. Have I hit an all-time low in a life of fashion lows, or are giraffes ‘in’ this season? Now, to be fair the word crisis implies this is a new and quickly worsening situation. It is not. This is a sudden emergency in the same way the state of Irish hospitals is an overnight disaster. It’s been 38 years in the making, has never really been addressed by a decisive plan of action, has had plenty of money…