Category Archives: Family life

Dear June,

Dear June, As usual, you have been the busiest, most emotional, expensive and tiring month of the year. Every year, I know it will be the same, and every year you manage to surprise me with how intense you are. … Continue reading

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Celebrating generosity

Yesterday the postman called with a package full of surprises from dear friends. It’s always a joyful moment that brings close those who are physically far away. As we untied the string around gifts which brought smiles and excitement, I … Continue reading

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Night night. Sleep tight.

‘Night night, sleep tight’ are words that I don’t really say to the boy. They are not in the routine, because they suggest I won’t be coming back up the stairs or seeing him until morning. And to him, that is upsetting. … Continue reading

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The girl with the auburn hair

  Tuesday mornings have become my ‘walk up the glen with the dog’ day. I drop the kids off at school, drive down the Rocky Road and park at the bottom of the glen. Within about 30 seconds I have … Continue reading

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A new leaf

  A couple of weeks ago, Ethan lifted a huge leaf from the ground which had been ‘Autumned’ with beautiful colours. It got me thinking that even as the seasons change, there is so much beauty to be found in … Continue reading

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Three things

Everyone is saying the same thing. And it’s true. ‘I can’t believe it’s nearly September!’ ‘Where has the summer gone?’ In fact, where has this year gone? It seems a blink away that the New Year turned and with it, … Continue reading

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13 days

Day 1: catch a cold Day2: have dinner with friends – discover Cooneyites Day 3: go to bed – cold horrible Day 4: Dublin zoo with the boy – a first Day 5: go blonde and short Day 6: Mum … Continue reading

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