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How To Lose Your Body Fat

Here you are : nine months of pregnancy, feeling tired all the time, hosting a mini you in your belly and craving weird foods. Not that this is completely over. A baby is a full-time job so you probably will be as tired as you were during pregnancy. But you won’t have...

Man Flu? You Guys Have Nothing on “Valentina Flu.”

This is going to be a short post. I'm sick. I feel like someone has hit me with a truck, looked in their rearview mirror, saw me moving and put their truck in reverse and hit me again. I feel like low-grade sh*t.  I'm sorry to use profanity, but I truly feel terrible....

Do you have an SVBC?

I know it sounds like an STI, but take my hand on this journey whilst I explain why it’s something that you DO want. “What the hell is an SVBC, and am I sure I want one?” To answer your questions, out of order because that’s the only way to truly answer questions,...

Five Reasons Why Aunt Flow Has Gone on Strike

As the title suggests, I’ve been waiting for Aunt Flow (“AF”) to arrive for the last two months. My cycles have always been as irregular as Irish public transport (aka it comes whenever it wants). But I thought that I was reaching an agreement with my body in the form...

To Starfish or Not to Starfish

To be, or not to be--that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of your lover's earth shattering snores, or to take arms against your lover, steal the duvet, and escape to the spare bedroom. Whilst I doubt Shakespeare was...

The WTFs of Toddler Temper Tantrums

If you were to review my most common search results, you'd think one of two things: 1) This woman must be in a crap place in life because she's always searching for positive quotes; or 2) she's got a monster toddler that would lead anyone to a drink addiction....

Get the look…for millions!

Is it me, or are the guides in magazines that offer readers to "get the look" either look nothing like what [insert favorite star's name here] has on or it costs very close to a million bucks?!  Affordability and looking great must not be in the same universe for many...

“I wish I had done everything on earth with you.”

“That sounds entirely unfun,” was Vin’s response to our elopement itinerary. If my eyes could possibly roll back further up in my head they’d travel back down to my butt. When your husband to-be responds to all your hard-work with a response that leaves him ready to...

5 Easy Ways to Love Your Post-Natal Body

I knew it, but didn't truly know it before having my daughter.  I thought that I'd be one of the lucky few whose body would bounce back effortlessly.  Three years later, I was still cringing at the sight of my emergency c-section shelf/pooch when looking at my...

3 Reasons Why Denmark is Not the Vegas of Europe

If you've followed my recent blog post, you'll know that Vin and I eloped to Gibraltar. The decision to have our wedding there was mostly because we couldn't get married, sans headaches, in Denmark, or even here in Ireland. We would have gotten hitched in NY, or even...

How to Work From Home with a Toddler

Since V usually goes to Montessori, I am left to finish work without any distractions.  However, on days that she is sick, I'm reminded why it was so hard to have her at home before she started at daycare and then Montessori. I'm instantly transported back to those...

How to Raise a Confident Child

 After receiving a hate-filled message from an older man, who really should know better, I decided to address how, we as parents, can teach our children to confidently be different. The gentleman (and I use this term extremely loosely, as there was nothing...

I’m a mother. I deserve to be pampered.

"I'm a mother, I deserve to be pampered." That was my response to a comment from someone about a Saturday where I had planned consisting of a facial and a pedicure. My response flew out of my mouth, like most of my responses, without much forethought. But this...

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