HOW do you work with teenagers?
I get asked this quite a bit.
Very easily actually.
Because ‘teenagers’ are wicked.
They have …
Don’t. Just Don’t.
I’ve written about this before but it seems that it’s like non-parents parking in mother and baby spots, or people feeling the need to comment on how …
What makes you smile Mammy?
“My children’s arms around my neck… spending time with my family… seeing my children’s faces when… hearing my children’s voices…cuddles with my babies…”
Yadda yadda …
Although it is many moons ago, Mammy remembers getting her Leaving Cert Results.
Mammy was certain that the contents of the little brown envelope were going to change her life. …
A few summers ago, we went to Redcastle for a day out.
Reminiscing enroute about the famous “big yellow slide” of our childhoods, we knew it was no longer there. …
Yesterday, we were exploring our beautiful county, as we love to do.
We were on beaches, we found the Boardwalk, we drove off the main roads and over mountains. …
My journey through the jungle of Mammyhood so far has many things. I am always learning and yet it feels like I never learn!
Regardless of how you become a …
Exam season is upon us again.
It seems to come around faster and faster each year, doesn’t it?
If your little darlings are about to do their Junior or Leaving …
It’s finally here and in fairness, apart from the odd dodgy day, it’s already shaping up to be a cracker.
And now that Mammy and Daddy are done with …
Once upon a time, in a damp and draughty classroom, Mammy here remembers putting a question to the loveliful and unfortunate lady charged with the torture of teaching her Mathematicalisms.
Last night, we attended The Ball of Balls in the beautiful Harvey’s Point in Donegal Town.
This innovative and brave event was created by a group of friends, born from …
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 …
Have you ever felt like you’ve let your kids down or made a mess of things?
Have you ever felt like a failure because you didn’t reach your own expectations …
Read the extract from 1950 Home Economics Book below.
Here is what it should say:
Have Dinner Ready
Plan ahead, even the night before, to have some sort of …
“I don’t doooooo Facebook.”
“I don’t doooooooooo Instagram.”
“I don’t doooooooo social media.”
Do I have a problem with any of these statements?
As a teacher, I can never discredit the importance of homework. It compliments learning and encourages independent study and learning.
I do however have a strange attitude to homework, …
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 …
Before the onslaught of New Year, New You Bullshit starts, let me remind you of a few things…
Yes, January 1st is an obviously good starting point for new beginnings …
Mammy is offended…
Given that everyone is now allowed and encouraged to be offended by absolutely everything, I’ve decided to crack down on the lyrics of other Christmas songs which, …
Keira Knightley this week broke the interweb with her announcement that she has banned her three-year-old daughter Edie from watching The Little Mermaid and Cinderella.
She feels that they teach her …
Next week, our Princess, like so many other Wobblers, will be taking her first steps into the big bad world without Mammy or Daddy.
Now starting Pre-school is not quite …
It’s August; which if you believe the Interweb and the Instafluencers, means it’s practically January already.
So apparently it’s time for Happy New Year already?
Ok, I will …
“She had a good nappy.”
My childhood was spent listening to my Beloved Granny saying this line to my Mum or aunties when they came to collect babies or toddlers from her care.
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.