A Reflection on Wednesdays

"Have a nice day off" my colleagues always say on Tuesday evening, the day before my day at home with the kids. It's my day off work, previously my parental leave day, and now simply the day I am not contracted to work. I've taken one day off a week since I went back to … Continue reading A Reflection on Wednesdays

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Kids, Work, Commute, Cook, Blog, Sleep. The Secret to How I Do It.

“I don’t know how you do it”. I hear this phrase so often. It's always well meant, with people knowing that I have three kids aged 6, 4 and 18 months, that I work outside the home four days a week (hurray for parental leave) and that I spend up to 4 hours every day commuting, with … Continue reading Kids, Work, Commute, Cook, Blog, Sleep. The Secret to How I Do It.

On What Donna Said About Quitting Work to Stay Home

I've been thinking a bit more than usual this past week about the whole working and parenting and keeping it all together part of my life. It's hard at the best of times but then a Cork mother wrote a letter to the Irish Independent last week  that got the nation talking and the "what's … Continue reading On What Donna Said About Quitting Work to Stay Home