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

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Facing this new fear 1 week ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Facing this new fear

By  •  Life, Mammy

“I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” 

I’ve said these words more than a few times over the past few weeks. Mainly, because I found myself absolutely bricking it over …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: A road never taken before 1 month ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: A road never taken before

By  •  Mammy

Every year, I teach Robert Frost’s ‘The Road Not Taken’, whether it’s on the course or not.

I love it. And I love passing his wisdom on to my students. …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Arriving at Baby Brain station 1 year ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Arriving at Baby Brain station

By  •  Mammy

You are now approaching Baby Brain Station

Imagine a train network. (Yeah I know that this is an alien concept to us up here in Donegal, but hey!)

Your brain …
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Mammy blogger Maria makes it to the National Awards! 2 years ago

Mammy blogger Maria makes it to the National Awards!

By  •  Mammy

For the second year in a row, local blogger and Donegal Woman columnist, Maria Rushe, has been nominated in the Maternity & Infant Awards for Best Parenting Blogger.

The national …
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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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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 – Social Mammia 2 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Social Mammia

By  •  Mammy

Social Mammia.

Mammies on Social Media. Which one are you?

What we see...

Mammy had a lovely relaxing morning. Mammy had time to meditate, do yoga, have a shower, and …
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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 – Flying with wobblers 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Flying with wobblers

By  •  Mammy

Flying solo with Wobblers.

Yes I know that the school holidays are nearly over, but with schools reopening and prices dropping drastically, lots of families with Wobblers are still looking …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – My top 7 things to do with my Minions 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – My top 7 things to do with my Minions

By  •  Mammy

Summer.

It’s here.  And with summer, comes school holidays: when routine goes out the window, the fridge seems to have permanent bums waggling out of it, and we find ourselves …
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‘Admitting weakness gives me strength’ – a Donegal mammy opens up 3 years ago

‘Admitting weakness gives me strength’ – a Donegal mammy opens up

By  •  Mammy

Last Sunday, Donegal Woman Columnist and local blogger Maria Rushe, The S-Mum, posted a blog entitled “My Little Bitch, Anxiety.”

The reaction to the post was phenomenal, with over 100 other …
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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 – 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 – Valentine me 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Valentine me

By  •  Mammy

What do you want for Valentine’s Day?

A card? Flowers? Heart-shaped chocolates in a heart shaped box? Champers?

Well. I’m not really a Valentine’s fan.

 

Honestly, it’s just …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy talks Thoroughly Modern Daddies 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy talks Thoroughly Modern Daddies

By  •  Mammy

After my recent article on loneliness, I had more than a few Mums contact me.  Some simply said they enjoyed the piece.  Some admitted to being lonely in a busy …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Thoroughly Feeling Old 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Thoroughly Feeling Old

By  •  Mammy

This weekend, Thoroughly Modern Mammy is Thoroughly Feeling Old.

Yesterday, my baby sister turned 18.

The BABY of the family is now an adult.  I’m not sure WHY her birthday …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Find your Mamma Squad 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Find your Mamma Squad

By  •  Mammy

From the second your child is put into your arms, whether at birth or adoption, you are a Mamma.  You are no longer JUST you.

From now on, you’re a …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Christmas: the Musical 4 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Christmas: the Musical

By  •  Mammy

Christmas.

It’s finally here. The big one. What we’ve been working towards. The performance. The show.

Christmas is like putting together a musical: you decide on the show, get …
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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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Suds and Sauvignon 4 years ago

Suds and Sauvignon

By  •  Mammy

Don’t you just love to have Bubble Baths?

Every so often, I leave The Him to deal with the baby monitor, disappear into the bathroom, (remove all the toys from …
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