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…

2nd September 2015 Helen 29Comment

This week is manic for parents. As we snap back into the September routine (and ask where the summer went) we’ll run around in a tizz wondering: How fast should we leave the Junior Infant classroom? Is the fourth class student too young to walk home alone? Will the uniforms fit? Will friends be made? Will bags be too heavy, lunches eaten and just how bad will traffic be?   Not that far away from the comfort of our busy days though other parents make decisions that are in an entirely different league.  These are the dilemmas of desperate parents. Should we pack up all we can carry…

30th June 2014 Helen 2Comment

Andrea over at Office Mum writes a great blog about parenting, the parent-family-life balance, prosecco, shoes and the sweetness / madness of having three young children.  She’s a great writer, frequently appearing on The Journal, EU Mom and most recently Scary Mommy, a great blogging buddy and always beautifully honest. More to the point she’s hand-on mum who also holds down a day-job, and gets a great kick when real life mums spill the beans on how they make things work. As part of her series of interviews she has asked me a few questions about the juggling of work,…