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Maria is a local blogger who writes about her own adventures & misadventures as a Thoroughly Modern Mammy.

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Social media and loneliness 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Social media and loneliness

By  •  Mammy

Being a Mum generally means that “you will never be lonely again”, but in reality, it is often the loneliest place in the world.

I’ve spoken before about how social …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The A – Z of Mammyhood (Part 2) 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The A – Z of Mammyhood (Part 2)

By  •  Mammy

 

N – NAPPIES – sometimes do not do what they say on the tin.  Babies like to wait for a nice clean on before they work their poonami. Also, …
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Inishowen mammy March meet-up to focus on self-care 2 years ago

Inishowen mammy March meet-up to focus on self-care

The Tea & Toast group hosts casual meet-ups for mothers to get together and learn new tips and tools for taking care of their own mental well-being.

There is a …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Happy Mammy’s Day 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Happy Mammy’s Day

By  •  Mammy

From Mammy on Mother’s Day

 

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

I love you each second of every day

And even when sometimes I grumble …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Snow! 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Snow!

By  •  Mammy

Ok, so the snow didn’t REALLY hit where Mammy is, thankfully.

I wrote this last month, when we did have a blast of it, but because it didn’t hit Dublah, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – New Year’s Resolutions 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – New Year’s Resolutions

By  •  Mammy

My lazy self has decided that ACTUALLY, I probably should make a few New Year’s resolutions after all.  I’m feeling a bit left out on Social Media today as everyone …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – childish traits or life skills? 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – childish traits or life skills?

By  •  Mammy

I watched The Apprentice this week and was reminded of this piece from last year.

Turns out that one year on, not only is Mini-Me still the same, but Princess …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Virtual Real Friendships 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Virtual Real Friendships

By  •  Mammy

After the initial business of arriving home with a new Baby, comes a quiet and calm, that can be lovely and much needed.

However, a few weeks or months, or …
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Find your Mama Squad 3 years ago

Find your Mama Squad

By  •  Health, Mammy

How are you?

“I’m grand, yeah fine, I’m good”.

How many times a day do we tell ourselves this, do we tell other people this?

Have you perfected your mask?


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Is Different Wrong? 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Is Different Wrong?

By  •  Mammy

On Wednesday, I wrote a blog post on how an imaginary spider and a pair of knickers caused a post apocalyptic meltdown in my house before 7am. Read it here.


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – You are enough Mammy 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – You are enough Mammy

By  •  Mammy

Mammies.

No matter what kind of day you are having right now, remember that You ARE enough.

You have bad days.  You have bad mornings. You have a short temper. …
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Here’s how much it costs to raise a newborn today 3 years ago

Here’s how much it costs to raise a newborn today

By  •  Mammy

The average costs of having a baby in Ireland and raising it to its first birthday have been revealed by Life insurance provider AA Insurance.

The costs of a baby’s first 12 …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Bump-shaming 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Bump-shaming

By  •  Mammy

Yes.  I’m saying it.

Stop body-shaming bumps. Body Shaming happens to all women, of all ages, of all shapes and sizes, all the time…EVEN, believe it or not, during Pregnancy. …
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Helen has the secret to stress-free parenting… and is happy to share it! 3 years ago

Helen has the secret to stress-free parenting… and is happy to share it!

Helen Swierszcz is a parenting coach who has created a class for parents and toddlers to tune into connection, communication and mindfulness.

Ahead of the first class on 12th September, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Parenting life-hacks 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Parenting life-hacks

By  •  Mammy

So we have survived the first week of normality and reality with everyone back to School, Childcare and work.  

I don’t know how you other Mammies are feeling this …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy  –  You will you know? 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – You will you know?

By  •  Mammy

You will , you know!

 

“Everyone is the perfect parent…until they have children.”

 

Who said this first? I have no idea.

Who says it now? …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Captain of my Ship 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Captain of my Ship

By  •  Mammy

As parents, we are often afraid to say or type what we are really thinking or feeling, incase it comes across as silly or unreasonable.  We are afraid of being …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Mind yer language! 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Mind yer language!

By  •  Mammy

​I say “we” to include ALL of the members of my family who sometimes swear; you know? Me, The Him… Mini-Me…

In the past few weeks, little Miss Moral Knickers …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – It’s time to take the compliment Mammy 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – It’s time to take the compliment Mammy

By  •  Mammy

“Your daughter is beautiful.”   Aw she is, isn’t she? Thank you.

“I love her coat.”  I know, isn’t it gorgeous?

“Your son is so funny.”   Yeah, he cracks me up.


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The toolkit you need to mind yourself as a mammy 3 years ago

The toolkit you need to mind yourself as a mammy

By  •  Mammy

Being a mum is one of the most important jobs in any community. We provide food, safety, warmth, clothing, connection, love, and a sense of personal importance to our children. …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Some things never change 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Some things never change

By  •  Mammy

Mini-Me is going through a phase of bad-eating. She’d happily live on pancakes and yoghurt at the minute. I’m blaming the summer holidays and the general lack of routine, but …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Happy Father’s Day 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Happy Father’s Day

By  •  Mammy

This column was harder to write than I had anticipated.

Why?

Because no matter what angle I approached it from, I found myself anticipating the negative comments from other people.


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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Perks of the Job 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – The Perks of the Job

By  •  Mammy

What are the best things about being a Mammy?

I know that I usually discuss the trials and troubles of parenthood.

Why is that?

Why do I (and other …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – “One word from me…” 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – “One word from me…”

By  •  Mammy

“One word from me, and they do what they want.”

I’ve often heard my own Daddy say this, but I never really understood it until I had my own minions. …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Standing by your bed 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Standing by your bed

By  •  Mammy

To say that parenthood is an emotional roller coaster is a HUGE understatement.

It’s like someone has put every emotion you could possibly feel into a bottle, topped it up …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Enjoy it while you can 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Enjoy it while you can

By  •  Mammy

Phases and Stages.

Oh how we Mammies LOVE our milestones.

Smiling, drooling, teething, creeping, rolling over, sleeping all night, crawling, standing, first words, first steps etc, etc, etc.  We love …
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Sanity saving tips to get your baby to sleep 3 years ago

Sanity saving tips to get your baby to sleep

Emma’s first book Go To Sleep You Little BLEEP! is a guide to baby sleep solutions for babies from 0 to 23 months old. The book offers practical methods to encourage babies …
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Warning issued to parents after horror furniture fall video 4 years ago

Warning issued to parents after horror furniture fall video

The CCTV footage features two toddlers, aged two, in their nursery. The boys were playing in a chest of drawers before it fell and one boy was trapped underneath.

In a …
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Happy New Year Ladybelles 4 years ago

Happy New Year Ladybelles

By  •  Mammy

New Year, New You?

Rubbish.

You’re already FABLIS just as you are.

We don’t NEED to change things, or buy products or fads, or start things just because it’s …
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Six realistic rules for mammies at Christmas 4 years ago

Six realistic rules for mammies at Christmas

By  •  Mammy

I just spent half an hour reading articles and blogs on “How to Survive Christmas” and “Top tips for Mums at Christmas”… and ooooooh how I giggled.  

It’s true …
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What really happens when kids join Facebook? 4 years ago

What really happens when kids join Facebook?

By  •  News

Facebook have just launched a Parents Portal to advise parents on all things to do with the social network.

Social media can seem like a big and scary place once …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Colour and Ducks 4 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Colour and Ducks

By  •  Mammy

“Your eye is the one absolutely beautiful thing. I want to fill it with color and ducks, the zoo of the new.”

As an English teacher, I find that some …
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How to get your ‘Bleeping’ baby to sleep 4 years ago

How to get your ‘Bleeping’ baby to sleep

It’s no surprise that Emma Pollard’s book title is censored. Donegal Woman spoke with her over the phone this week ahead of the release, and she really doesn’t hold back …
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Am I a good mammy? 4 years ago

Am I a good mammy?

By  •  Mammy

Life is one big learning curve.

Motherhood is the biggest one of all.

Actually, it’s more a “Learning Circle” than a curve really isn’t it? Because a curve has an …
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S-Mum is a Thoroughly Modern Mammy 4 years ago

S-Mum is a Thoroughly Modern Mammy

By  •  Mammy

Want to know the Secrets of S-Mum?

Well.

The secret is…

THERE IS NO SECRET! There IS NO MAGIC PILL that turns you into a Practically Perfect in Every way …
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