Pardon my french

Kate Takes 5: Pardon my french: "Now I'm not one to needlessly employ the use of profanities in my everyday life (ahem), but there are times when only the F word will do. And this is one of them..." (click link to read on)...more

I've spawned a monster!

Ever had to deal with a terrible toddler? Or been made a fool of in public by your little 'angels'?  I have. Especially today. See here to read what happened: Kate Takes 5: I've spawned a monster.: "Not so long ago, possibly at the exact moment he blew out his second birthday candle my adorable 'baby' boy turned into a monster. Suddenly ..."  ...more

How to embarrass your husband

The eyes have it (or how to embarrass your husband...) Last week I had an article published in the Irish Independent newspaper (see here)....more

What did she say?

Kate Takes 5: What Did She Say?: "Ok - I know it's not attractive to blow your own trumpet, but I'm so delighted with this shout-out from 'What did she say?' that I just had ..." (to read full blog just click the link)...more

What did she say?

Kate Takes 5: What Did She Say?: "Ok - I know it's not attractive to blow your own trumpet, but I'm so delighted with this shout-out from 'What did she say?' that I just had ..."...more

Sorry girls the secrets out....

  I just had this article published in the Irish Independent newspaper. My apologies to the sisterhood for divulging all our secrets!   http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/how-can-you-tell-if-shes-lying-about-her-shopping-2386784.html...more

So, do you want to know how to get 5 minutes peace?

So do you want to know how to get 5 minutes peace? Remember the time when you could spend a whole lazy morning flicking through the Sunday papers? Or when you'd pop out to a local restaurant for lunch? Or when you could hop on a plane for a romantic weekend in Paris? (No I know, I never did that either but the point is you could if you wanted to).And then the kids came along....more

School Daze

My 6 year old daughter, Kaya, started in a new school this year. We've just moved back to my home town and thankfully she was accepted into our first choice school, which has been wonderful in welcoming us into the community. 'You're not going to regret this' I thought to myself when we first got the approval letter, 'we are going to be a model family. We will go to every AGM, join the parents committee, get involved with fundraising....more

Who said the Irish like to drink?

Last Sunday morning as Mr. G and I sat at the kitchen table nursing hangovers and two precious solpadine, I had a moment of reckless abandon. 'Shall we give up drink for the rest of September?' I asked. Mr. G looked at me, and with the seriousness that is normally reserved for a question more along the lines of 'So, are you ready to switch of your wife's life support machine?' nodded his head slowly. And so began our 'dry run'.To be honest the week that followed wasn't too testing....more

Naked Blondes and other stories

Kate Takes 5: Naked blondes and other stories...: Most of us know by now that becoming a mother changes you in certain ways. You lose, among other things, sleep, the ability to watch without crying that John Lewis 'always a woman' ad (see here), your mind, the ability to fully relax (unless you're talking about your bladder which of course can become very relaxed)....more