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  • Be Prepared (Part 1): Building Family Resilience

    As parents we know that we need to be prepared for many events. We carry nappies, a snack and a change of clothes for our kids when we go out. We take our driving license and a spare tyre when we drive. Us women need […]

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  • Multiple choice madness… a sane response to crazy times

    We are living in crazy times. The Irish people want answers. No one in Government seems willing or able to provide them. So, here is your multiple choice way of dealing with the economic crisis. It’s about as scientific and reliable as anything else going […]

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  • A Mothering Badge of Honour (for a Day Well Done)

    We live in a culture where what is valued is rewarded with money, medals, certificates, public acclaim. But for those of us that parent at home, all those badges are notably absent. Oftentimes I give myself a hard time. For not being perfect. For being […]

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  • THE NON-DOMESTIC GODDESS SHINES HER SINK

    Hands up who likes housework? I am certainly not one, as any one who knows me can attest to. I may have acquired the title of domestic goddess for my baking skills, but not my housekeeping ones. If there were a competition for the messiest […]

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  • This is our moment

    This is our moment This is our perfect moment The moment which I have read about for years, foretold by New Agers, counter-culturalists and eco-mentalists alike. Is here. Now.  There is a thrill of excitement, a shudder of dread at what might lie ahead, and […]

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  • VOTES FOR WOMEN

    88 years ago all Irish women won the right to vote. What does a vote mean to you? Women make up 50 % of the population… In our last election an equal number of men and women voted… And yet… We currently have 22 women […]

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  • The waves and the shore

    I am the shore, the stony shore,Rocky, hardened by time.Impenetrable.You, my children, the wavesThe ever-crashing, bashing, smashing waves. The infinite ocean of your possibilities leads as far as the eye can seeSometimes grey and stormy,Sometimes calm and blueEver changing, ever changing. Sometimes throwing up seaweed, […]

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  • Mothers meeting – women’s sacred circles

    Welcome to the circle. Come in with your chatter, take off your coat. Find a place, slip off your shoes, wriggle your toes and tuck them under you. The candle on the centre table is lit. Its golden light softens the tired faces grouped around […]

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  • Metta meditation of loving kindness

    Thank you for the support and interest in our circle of Deep Compassion. I know of two other circles and many individuals who will be joining us. I have already started receiving cards which I am compiling to give to the mother in mourning. (Please see my […]

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  • A Women’s Circle of Deep Compassion

    What can I do? That was my first question. A good friend approached me almost immediately she heard the news – you’re tapped into a large mother’s network in the area, what can we do? I felt blank. Empty. In complete shock. Helpless in the face of […]

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