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Laurie Morrissey

At-home mother & blogger

At-home mother, blogger and recovering marketeer based in the West of Ireland
The Battle For 'Me'

The Battle For 'Me' Time

It occurred to me on Saturday, when I was happily driving home from town.  I was glad to have had the couple of hours on a Saturday all to myself - even if it was doing chore-type stuff.  I hadn't even felt a pang when passing The Gallery - a favourite café to go for a coffee.  Good God! - how had it taken me so long to realise?  I was just where they wanted me.
15/11/2017 14:27 GMT
Embracing The Title Of Stay At Home

Embracing The Title Of Stay At Home Mother

When I had my daughter, I relaxed a little more into the role. Maybe I felt that having two children, and the doubling of work that entailed, was more worthy of my staying at home. Perhaps with two I could now justify the breaks I crave, the exhaustion I feel and the money I spend.
04/10/2017 17:21 BST
It's My Party And I'll Pass If I Want

It's My Party And I'll Pass If I Want To

Being an August baby, I was always accustomed to being on summer school holiday when my birthday came around. This suited me absolutely fine. The summer was a time when, as a youngster, I could hide out a little.
21/08/2017 10:48 BST
Preschool Good For My Child? I'm Not

Preschool Good For My Child? I'm Not Convinced

So the boy has been starkers since approximately 6.30pm last night. He didn't fancy putting on his pyjamas, wasn't pushed when it came to getting dressed this morning and is now happily enjoying a post-lunch nap, au natural.
30/06/2017 16:07 BST
Loving Sport - A Life-Long

Loving Sport - A Life-Long Gift

It's a knack that gets under your skin. Like the love of a football team, it remains, and pushes you to remain fitness conscious and maybe take a yoga class, go spinning or hit the road for a run every now and again. It's inherent. And, perhaps because girls are less likely to be given that gift (it's sad, but statistics show that's the way it rolls) it's a pretty precious commodity to have in your back pocket.
19/06/2017 13:47 BST
Mental Health Is Everybody's

Mental Health Is Everybody's Problem

The truth is, we won't necessarily know when something's gone from manageable to not. We're not doctors, we're not impartial, we're stuck in the middle of it all... and life is messy, sometimes overwhelming and more times sadly underwhelming. And that's just on an average Tuesday.
10/05/2017 11:07 BST
Stay At Home Parents Are Vulnerable When Relationships

Stay At Home Parents Are Vulnerable When Relationships Crumble

Unfortunately, I don't have a solution for this gentleman - his inevitable financial woes or his apparent heart ache. And I think that's really because his entire life-arrangement was built on a trust which was founded in love. And now that the love is gone, there can be no trust and so the arrangement is worth nothing. How can you legislate for love lost?
19/04/2017 15:28 BST
'Peppa Pig' - Not Just For

'Peppa Pig' - Not Just For Girls

So we sit and we watch and you could say I've come to know <em>Peppa Pig</em> quite well without even really meaning to. Obviously her reputation had preceded her. So many parents find her interminably annoying, bold beyond reason and irritating in the extreme.
07/04/2017 11:44 BST