Scary stories from a lovely place

Liam is 1

Happy Birthday to this most delicious and precious little person. Liam is one today. Hard to believe, of course, but he is not really even a baby anymore. He was … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

The firstborn

I know we’re not supposed to have favourites as parents. And I totally don’t prefer any of my kids over the others. They are all great and interesting and cute … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Jesus thinks about the kids in Gaza

Tonight my middle son stayed up late with me while the other two slept peacefully. I caught up on some news and current affairs television from the week, while he … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment


My Little Deer is three years old today. As of Friday little Oisín is no longer my youngest son, he is now my middle son, the middle child in our … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment


This cutie turned four today. Wild. Simultaneously infuriating and sweet, he is my best friend. He takes my eye colour and my freckles, my introversion and argumentativeness. He takes his … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

My kid is average, and I think he’s great.

Have you noticed that every little kid these days a genius? I often hear parents (mums) describe their kid as gifted or highly intelligent or advanced for their age. I … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Dusk puddle jumping

I love the rain when it comes. Even though I spend so much time outside, and pretty much rely on the outdoors to be a semi-decent mother, I’m often willing … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment