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May 23, 2016

How to waterboard your child in 25 easy steps

Have you ever waterboarded your child? No? Call yourself a parent?! We had the pleasure of water boarding our 21 month old yesterday. If you want know how to waterboard...

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May 22, 2016

How I Write – Niamh Garvey

Niamh Garvey is an emerging author who writes novels, stories and poems, mostly for young adults and children. She lives in Cork with her husband and two young daughters. She...


May 19, 2016

Alpha Beta Tomayto Tomata

So it’s gone. Out to the world. Or at least three people’s worlds. I’m trying to forget about it. I’m trying to not let it swirl round my head, but...

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May 15, 2016

How I Write – Ciarán McCabe

Ciarán McCabe is from Drogheda, Co Louth and has an MA in Screenwriting and a Degree in Directing for Drama. He has high hopes of one day seeing his feature...


May 12, 2016

Return to Slimming World: the ‘journey’ continues

Oh hello Slimming World. My old friend. My spray on, low fat, fruit in the morning instead of biscuits, FWEND. To be fair our relationship rekindling had been coming a...

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May 8, 2016

How I Write – Gillian McAllister

Gillian McAllister is an author, due to be published by Penguin next year, and a lawyer. She goes by the name Gilly, blogs at and lives in Birmingham with...

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May 7, 2016

Eight ways the spammers try to GET YOU

We’re all familiar with spam. If you’re of a vintage like myself you would have started receiving it in the 90s to your yahoo or hotmail account. (Remember those!?) Before...

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May 4, 2016

10 places you need to wear a shirt dress to

Is it a shirt? Is it a dress? Does it belong in his or my wardrobe? I LOVE shirt dresses. I don’t know where the penchant for them came from,...


May 2, 2016

How not to be a successful blogger

Do you ever try and further yourself and come out of it feeling like giving up? Like when you go to the gym but after three classes, you forget to...


May 1, 2016

How I Write – E.R. Murray

Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her debut novel for children aged 8–12, The Book of Learning – Nine Lives...

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April 24, 2016

How I Write – Catherine Ryan Howard

Catherine Ryan Howard was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1982. Prior to writing full-time, Catherine worked as a campsite courier in France and a front desk agent in Walt Disney...

20 months

April 23, 2016

Diary of a one year old: 20 months

I was thinking about not writing an update this month. I just didn’t feel like it. I have the Mammy moods – probably brought on by the latest trudge of...

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April 17, 2016

How I Write – Adele O’Neill

Adele O’ Neill has just completed the first draft of her debut novel Accidental Secrets. Having written in secret for years she has only recently admitted to being a writer...


April 14, 2016

Netflix: saving parents’ sanity one Disney movie at a time

I think I’m done with TV. Children’s TV channels get switched on in our house as soon as the child is awake and don’t go off until she’s gone to...

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