We have moved on considerably since the days of a bin liner fashioned with holes for arms and necks

We have moved on considerably since the days of a bin liner fashioned with holes for arms and necks

Halloween has really upped the ante in recent years here, hasn’t it?

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Lindsay Woods: I have always consumed books at a furious pace

Lindsay Woods: I have always consumed books at a furious pace

Several days ago, the long-awaited sequel to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was released.

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Lindsay Woods: 'On paper, I would say I’m averaging a strong rating of ‘Adequate’'

Lindsay Woods: 'On paper, I would say I’m averaging a strong rating of ‘Adequate’'

Recently, I ran into a woman who I had known as a teenager.

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Lindsay Woods: 'We have reached the stage where they are now outsmarting me'

Lindsay Woods: 'We have reached the stage where they are now outsmarting me'

On the first day of the grand return to school my husband messaged,

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The Jade Goody effect: Her lasting legacy is an increase in cervical screenings

The Jade Goody effect: Her lasting legacy is an increase in cervical screenings

The reality TV star was a polarising character demonised by the very machine that helped create her and we all played a part in her fall from grace, writes Lindsay ...

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Out of curiosity, I searched online for ‘Back to school advice’

Out of curiosity, I searched online for ‘Back to school advice’

IF you are the parent of a child who is about to venture forth into the hallowed halls of Primary education, or ‘Big School’ as every Irish mammy refers ...

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Helping hands: Chores can be child’s play

Helping hands: Chores can be child’s play

Parents need all the help they can get these days — so should children help out more at home, asks Lindsay Woods

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Jade Goody: A polarising character, who was demonized by the very machine that helped create herThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Jade Goody: A polarising character, who was demonized by the very machine that helped create her

‘The Queen of Big Brother’, ‘The Princess of Bermondsey’, two of the many monikers bestowed upon former Big Brother contestant and reality ...

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Lindsay Woods: I’m a dormant individual by nature but my children are adrenaline junkies

Lindsay Woods: I’m a dormant individual by nature but my children are adrenaline junkies

We recently began watching a new sitcom called, ‘The Kids Are Alright’. It follows an American family in the early seventies as they raise eight sons.

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Lindsay Woods: Mothers don’t sleep. We just worry with our eyes closed

Lindsay Woods: Mothers don’t sleep. We just worry with our eyes closed

On the first morning, we all barrelled out of the house shouting and hissing at one another to remember bags, tie shoelaces, etc.

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Lindsay Woods: 'Kicky cow, kicky calf and all that'

Lindsay Woods: 'Kicky cow, kicky calf and all that'

We have a variety of Broom in our garden. Potted, due to its unruly nature and capacity to spread like wildfire.

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Lindsay Woods: 'I found last summer difficult as a stay-at-home parent working from home'

Lindsay Woods: 'I found last summer difficult as a stay-at-home parent working from home'

I found last summer difficult. Being a stay-at-home-parent who also works from home brings with it an entirely new juggle, never more keenly felt than during the ...

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Lindsay Woods: There are many parents in a similar situation to mine, working from home with no childcare

Lindsay Woods: There are many parents in a similar situation to mine, working from home with no childcare

Within the first hour of Day One, the eldest had devoured a veritable mixing bowl full of cereal and whatever else he could get his hands on that constituted as ...

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Lindsay Woods: That high horse parked over by the barrel marked, ‘My last shred of dignity,’ is in fact mine

Lindsay Woods: That high horse parked over by the barrel marked, ‘My last shred of dignity,’ is in fact mine

THERE is a scene in the film Mean Girls in which one of the lead characters, Regina George, invites her nemesis and our burgeoning heroine, Cady, to her house along ...

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The youngest spends the journey scowling at me intoning how ‘all the other mums are on time’

The youngest spends the journey scowling at me intoning how ‘all the other mums are on time’

Johnny Logan brought home the Eurovision trophy in 1980 with his heartfelt rendition of, ‘What’s another year?’

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Lindsay Woods' tips for expectant parents

Lindsay Woods' tips for expectant parents

Whilst pregnant with our first child, both myself and my husband did all of the things.

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Lindsay Woods: 'My forgetfulness results in a new version of the Walk of Shame'

Lindsay Woods: 'My forgetfulness results in a new version of the Walk of Shame'

Once upon a time, I would roll my eyes as my mother, mid rage, reeled off every other name except mine, which only served to escalate her ire at whatever it was ...

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'I have a head which is not built for fascinators'

'I have a head which is not built for fascinators'

Wedding season is nigh. Summer is the peak period for nuptial invites to flutter through the letterbox and land on the doormat.

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I have never panicked in regards to my age. But I have felt niggles

I have never panicked in regards to my age. But I have felt niggles

Age is just a number. Or is it? For many people, the sum of their advancing years is cause for total concealment, shrouded in secrecy only to be divulged by vaguely ...

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Lindsay Woods: 'We made the decision to separate the kids'

Lindsay Woods: 'We made the decision to separate the kids'

“GET OUT OF MY ROOM!” So went the Banshee shriek of my daughter.

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Lindsay Woods: 'She runs fast, makes decisions with equal speed, cartwheels and sprints through fields with such velocity as to render her an almost blur'

Lindsay Woods: 'She runs fast, makes decisions with equal speed, cartwheels and sprints through fields with such velocity as to render her an almost blur'

“I don’t like dresses.” So said my seven-year-old daughter on our shopping excursion.

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Lindsay Woods: Easter break is like the amuse-bouche to the main event, the summer holidays

Lindsay Woods: Easter break is like the amuse-bouche to the main event, the summer holidays

It has finally happened. We have gone from zero to 60 in no time at all.

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Lindsay Woods: Alanis Morrisette gave confidence to so many questioning teenagersThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Lindsay Woods: Alanis Morrisette gave confidence to so many questioning teenagers

Recently, an online article featured on Jezebel, entitled, ‘Jagged Little Pill is actually very bad???’

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Befitting that in the week that Mother’s Day falls, I finally learned what it means to give my child a level of trust

Befitting that in the week that Mother’s Day falls, I finally learned what it means to give my child a level of trust

So went the veritable verbal tennis match surrounding the logistics of our eldest child finally being allowed outside the front of our house.

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Lindsay Woods: 'I was hinging my transition into functioning, upright, organised, and general pulled-togetherness on the purchase of a dodgy calendar from Tesco'

Lindsay Woods: 'I was hinging my transition into functioning, upright, organised, and general pulled-togetherness on the purchase of a dodgy calendar from Tesco'

There’s a new buzzword doing the rounds — ‘busy’. Specifically, the type of busy where you have to tell everyone about it. Because, being ...

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St Patrick’s Day is never Patty’s Day. Who even is Patty?

St Patrick’s Day is never Patty’s Day. Who even is Patty?

Let’s get the obvious out of the way; it’s called St Patrick’s Day. Paddy’s Day is also acceptable. What it is never called is, Patty’s ...

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