404, 2017

The Juggling Act – Working From Home & Life With A Toddler

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|2 Comments

Things are a little bit crazy at the moment. There is an overwhelming amount of things happening. Some are in plain sight and some are "behind the scenes". Safe to say I'm finding it difficult [...]

2703, 2017

Martinhal Luxury Family Brand Event

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Travel, travelling|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

On Thursday afternoon I found myself in the very fortunate position of being on a plane on my way to a five star family resort in Portugal. Just your average weekday you know?   I [...]

2203, 2017

Toddler Snacking Made Easier With Organix Goodies – Ad

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Food, Parenting, Recipe, review|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Does anyone else have a toddler who literally eats all day long? I've said it time and time again - I got an eater rather than a sleeper.   Little man is great for the [...]

2003, 2017


By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

I'm afraid to say it in case I'm wrong lads. I'll whisper it in case he hears. Toddler man has selective hearing these days. I THINK WE ARE DONE WITH NAPS. Like for reals. We [...]

1403, 2017

A Snapshot Of Life Right Now – Linky

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , |1 Comment

  I've loved reading the post's from the lovely Awfully Chipper's linky. I love posts that give you an insight in to people's lives. On the one hand it's the nosey side of me being [...]

803, 2017

Our Honeymoon In Rome & Tips For Your Trip

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: adventure, Food, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

You know when you have really really high expectations for a holiday? You are pretty much expecting a little element of disappointment because your hopes are a little off the charts. Well Rome absolutely knocked [...]

2702, 2017

4.5 Stone Gone In 18 Months – What I’ve Learnt So Far

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |4 Comments

I made a little goal a few months ago. It was a bit of a "wouldn't it be brilliant if" thing. Wouldn't it be brilliant to get my target weight by the time we went [...]

1902, 2017

Martinhal Family Brand Conference In Portugal

By | February 19th, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Travel|Tags: , |2 Comments

Starting this blog was a pipe-dream of mine. I loved reading other blogs and was avidly following other women's pregnancies through their websites and blog posts. It felt so real and so open. I had always [...]

1802, 2017

Reasons I Felt Super Down Last Week

By | February 18th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What a cringy title. This is a bit of a "does exactly what it says on the tin" post. I was on a real low last week and it kind of scared me. As some [...]

1202, 2017

50 Shades Of Scarlet

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The time has come for another meeting with Mr Grey. I for one cannot wait to see the next movie. Lads, can we all calm down for a minute. It's not an Oscar Winner, it's [...]

802, 2017

OK, I’ll Admit It – Driving Makes Life Easier

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |1 Comment

I studied in UCD for four years in total. I did an Arts Degree (English&Philosophy, not painting as my nanny used to think it meant) and then went back to do a MA in Drama [...]

302, 2017

Girly Weekend At The Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, review, Travel, travelling, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2015 ended really horribly for our family. We lost our wonderful grandmother who was the absolute glue that connected the entire family. Through her we developed and discovered the most incredible relationships. I am lucky [...]

2301, 2017

What We Wore On Don’t Tell The Bride

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When I say "what we wore on Don't Tell The Bride" I naturally mean "what we wore at our wedding". People are really fascinated about what we ended up wearing on the day though. They [...]

1901, 2017

How I Lost The Christmas Weight

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: weightloss|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Take that 12 pounds of Christmas. I said it in my last blog post that I'd lose the Christmas gain in two weeks and that is exactly what happened. If it had of taken 3-4 [...]

1501, 2017

Eating Out When Following Slimming World

By | January 15th, 2017|Categories: Food, weightloss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

I get asked this question all the time so I thought a blog post might help a few people out. We all have that burst of enthusiasm and motivation when we first begin a healthy [...]

1301, 2017

What To Do If Your Child Locks Themselves In To A Room

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

I am always a bit weary about writing these posts. I suppose I am exposing myself and putting my hand out to be slapped or something. People will wonder how a parent can let something [...]

901, 2017

Playschool – Let’s Try This Again

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: |0 Comments

I don't like to do things in halves, me.   So a couple of months ago we started Billy at a playschool. He is VERY attaached to me so it felt like a good idea. [...]

501, 2017

Oaty Banana & Blueberry Bites

By | January 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

It's good to be back here. I haven't posted a toddler/child recipe in ages. My blog is a bit of a hybrid these days. A mix of parenting, lifestyle and Slimming World. But this is [...]

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    5 days ago by traceysblog Sunday night already. Ready for another busy week ahead. I can't believe we've gotten so much done in a week. Hoping to just enjoy a bit more of normal life in the house this week. This past week was wonderful but BUSY. Sure how was it going to be anything different The whole house is really really coming together now. I just need to build up the confidence to even *think* about approaching the attic room. It's literally a dumping ground and I'm quite enjoying pretending it's not even there
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    6 days ago by traceysblog Its not natural how happy these brightly coloured bedsheets make me Peter ordered two sets from  @groupon .ie a few weeks ago and I'm glad he did! Thrilled to have the  @ikeaie  drawers set up in our room and now that Billy is sleeping in his own room (no you're crying) I can get back to my days of watching YouTube and Netflix in bed. 'Tis the little things isn't it?  #newhome 
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