Taking up job title of full-time mother

Andrea Mara talks to four mums who’ve given up their careers — for now — to take care of their children.

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Sex Advice with Suzi Godson: She wakes me during the night for sex - I’m exhausted

My girlfriend keeps waking up in the middle of the night and wanting sex — it is great in theory, but it’s wearing me out. It used to be a rarity, but now it happens at least once a week. She seems able to get back to sleep quite easily, but I really struggle. I am exhausted.

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Focus on key foods during second trimester of pregnancy

Now entering her third trimester, dietitian Aoife Hearne is feeling great, but is lamenting the fact there will be a lot of ‘lasts’ with this, her final pregnancy.

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Working life: Yvonne Young, midwife ultrasonographer, Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise

A day in the working life of midwife ultrasonographer Yvonne Young.

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Time to start catering for women experiencing menopause at work

There are no workplace provisions to protect women during the menopause. It’s time to break the silence, says Áilín Quinlan.

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Let’s ditch ageing stereotypes now

Stock images of a pair of wrinkled hands used to represent older people are deeply unfair and don’t remotely tell the person’s story, finds Margaret Jennings.

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The Shape I’m In: Young Offenders star Hilary Rose

ACTRESS Hilary Rose believes in being prepared. But it’s not for the next major storm, it’s for the next big role. And so at the start of the year, when her fitness instructor asked about her goals, she didn’t blink.

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It's my life: Tric Kearney

‘WHAT are you giving up for Lent?’ Surely this is one of the top five questions asked in Ireland during the first week of Lent and rarely spoken about in the weeks after as one by one we succumb to temptation.

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