JillianGlancy's Blog

Ok, I’ve said it. I’ve had enough with the selfies and belfies (that’s a breastfeeding selfie to us mere mortals) and since when did everyone become obsessed with taking photos of their post-baby bodies? It is now officially a ‘thing.’ Even on Instagram, there are over 100,000 images with the hashtag #postbaby showing mums in various stages of undress with enviably flat tummies. So what...
Last updated: 24/08/2015 by JillianGlancy
Talking to children about grown up issues can be challenging. A few months ago, I wrote about how my five-year-old’s pet fish died and how upset she was when she found out. It was horrible to see her so upset, but unfortunately we can’t wrap our kids up in cotton wool forever. Although I’d like to… Recently I found out my mother has cancer. The drive to Galway to meet her surgeon was...
Last updated: 07/07/2015 by JillianGlancy
As I was using the bathroom the other day, and trying to get five minutes peace (which didn’t happen) I suddenly realised that there are so many simple everyday things that I used to take for granted before I became a mum. They’re not a big deal, because you soon adjust to your new life as a parent, but every once in a while, I get slightly nostalgic for the life I had before I was a mum. 1...
Last updated: 08/06/2015 by JillianGlancy
Recently I found myself asking if my five-year-old daughter’s after-school life is getting too busy. To be honest, I’m frazzled enough as it is, trying to combine working on a small start-up along with being a mum. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a tiger mother who enrols her child in language classes and expects her to be fluent in three languages by the time she’s nine. I am so not that...
Last updated: 22/05/2015 by JillianGlancy
When I got married I always thought I would have two children. I got married the week I turned 25, which was quite young by today’s standards when so many women get married in their thirties. I naively thought I would have two children close in age, but to be honest, I wasn’t too fussy once I had happy healthy children. Fast forward several years later and the expression “If you want to make...
Last updated: 07/05/2015 by JillianGlancy
Just before Easter my five-year-old daughter asked me if the Easter Bunny was real. I wasn’t expecting her to ask out of the blue, so I just said “yes of course!” in high pitched don’t-be-ridiculous voice. You know kids though, they are smart enough to know when you are faltering and trying to tell even the whitest lie. I don’t think my little one was remotely convinced, especially since...
Last updated: 27/04/2015 by JillianGlancy
The other day, my daughter Lucy’s pet fish died. There I was happily cleaning out the fish tank and when I went to put the fish back in, I noticed it wasn’t moving. At all. Yikes! I’ve never had a fish before so I immediately went into panic mode. I didn’t want Lucy to be upset, as I just couldn’t face the drama. Plus we were due to drive to Tipperary that afternoon and I would have had...
Last updated: 23/03/2015 by JillianGlancy
I recently read an article on MummyPages about how an eight year old girl in the UK has taken on a shoe company to complain about the lack of gender neutral footwear for kids . Eight-year-old Sophia Trow put pen to paper when she went to buy new shoes and was told the dinosaur shoes were “just for boys and did not fit girls’ feet”. Sophia’s mum tweeted her letter to the shoe company and...
Last updated: 09/03/2015 by JillianGlancy
Ask any mum and they’ll tell you that being a mum is the toughest job you’ll ever have. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mum or you work outside the home, it’s all hard work. I know; I’ve tried doing both! After my maternity leave ended, I worked part time, but after paying for childcare, I came out with about €70 a week. Next I went back into full time work, not because I wanted to, but...
Last updated: 24/02/2015 by JillianGlancy
Becoming a mum for the first time was incredibly exciting. It was like I had officially become a proper grown up - as if being married and having a mortgage wasn’t grown up enough for me already. After I slowly (very slowly) got used to being a new mum, it began to dawn on me that I had not become the mother I had always envisaged in my head; in fact, I was nothing like her. When I was pregnant...
Last updated: 06/02/2015 by JillianGlancy
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