45 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Mother

1.) Your body is surprisingly good at surviving on little to no sleep at all. Even when your mind has turned to mush and you think you can’t cope with another sleepless night, that night comes around and you still manage to get through the next day.. only just. 2.) Once you have a baby […]

Labour PTSD- From Sex Lover To The Ultimate Prude

From quite early on in the time of my life when I had self-promoted myself from the experimental virgin to the moderately experienced lover I have always been enthusiastic about maintaining a fulfilling sex life for no other reason but the fact that I just really enjoyed sex. Passionate, hot and steamy love-making to quickies […]

Practice Makes Perfect

HEY MAMA MAMA! LOOK AT ME! I climbed three stairs all on my own! You looked so proud when we did it together, so I thought I’d have a try alone. But now you look shocked and a little mad, such a change from yesterday. I know you’ve stopped me doing this 1000 times but […]

We’re Back! But Where On Earth Have We Been?!

Wow. What a roller-coaster of a few months it has been for us. For those of you who follow our story, you will probably be aware that I took an extended break from blogging and Social Media to deal with some issues I have been struggling with mentally and to just invest some quality time […]

You Are Not Alone

If you’re reading this, come a little closer, I’d like to share a secret with you. A few months prior to today, I had thoughts about ending my life. No, you didn’t mistake me, you heard me just right- I. Wanted. To. Die. I mean shit, just seeing those words, the black on white right […]

An Open Letter To My Former Pregnant Self

Dear Pregnant Me, Congratulations are in order after a whole, long year of trying for a baby to no avail. Well, that is until you stopped obsessing over it, of course. Sometimes you are your own worst enemy when it comes to your strong will and stubborn nature, never keen to listen to anyone but […]

Putting Life On Hold For Those Two Pink Lines While TTC

Have you ever wanted something so badly? Your every thought and action being consumed by that feeling of longing to the point where you can’t hold a conversation, you can’t eat, you can’t get to sleep or even go about life the way you normally would because there’s this thing that you need and you […]

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi – Book Review

Mammy Diaries Rating: *****/***** Published: 05/01/2017 Publisher: Vintage Paperback Page Count: 225 (paperback) Genre:Non-Fiction, Memoir, Biography, Medicine Buy It: https://www.waterstones.com/book/when-breath-becomes-air/paul-kalanithi/9781784701994 Synopsis What do you do when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? What makes life worth living in the face of death? At the age of thirty-six, on the […]

Stay At Home Parenting – Time To Drop The Stereotype

The life of a Stay at Home Mammy is one, as I learn more and more each day, that can be isolating, exhausting, fulfilling and amazing all at the same time. Each evening, as I drag myself into bed usually nursing a sore head and aching all over, my mind races when it should be […]

You’re Right Here So Why Do I Miss You So Much – A Letter To My Baby

Dear My Baby Boy, As I watch you sleeping, your lips pouted and moving as if you’re dreaming of taking a nice, long drink of milk, I can’t help but miss you. I know this may sound like a silly thing to say when you a literally right here next to me, safe against the […]

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