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#Motherhood

# motherhood - Friday 17 July, 2020

Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents

Jul 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,605 Views 53 Comments

New mother Patrice Hosford is asking the government to improve the leave entitlements currently available to new parents.

# motherhood - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Opinion: Staying sober is really hard but life without booze is magic
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Staying sober is really hard but life without booze is magic

Jun 16th 2019, 8:30 PM 59,216 Views 65 Comments

Are you sober-curious? It can be hard to say no to drink but my life is so much better without it, writes Elaine Benson.

# motherhood - Monday 13 May, 2019

RTÉ received 31 complaints about a mannequin giving birth on the Late Late Show
# Lucina
# Lucina

RTÉ received 31 complaints about a mannequin giving birth on the Late Late Show

May 13th 2019, 5:40 PM 97,158 Views 94 Comments

The simulator is used by RCSI medical students to prepare them for the real-life labour ward.

# motherhood - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Opinion: 'I wanted to pursue my acting dreams - but having kids was a huge risk. What should I do?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'I wanted to pursue my acting dreams - but having kids was a huge risk. What should I do?'

Apr 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 22,498 Views 7 Comments

Actress Sarah Carroll held off on expanding her family because of her job – but writes about how she eventually managed to make it work.

# motherhood - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed

Nov 11th 2018, 7:30 PM 44,541 Views 47 Comments

I can’t and won’t hide the fact that I find being Mum really tough, writes Geraldine Walsh

# motherhood - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'Your 30s are a tricky time for women. The biological and social pressures to conform are immense'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Your 30s are a tricky time for women. The biological and social pressures to conform are immense'

Sep 19th 2018, 8:08 PM 29,908 Views 33 Comments

Actor and playwright Christiane O’Mahony wonders if seahorses have the right idea about how to live.

# motherhood - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'I don't turn off from camogie but now, there’s something else there that’s more important'
# Motherhood
From The42
# Motherhood

'I don't turn off from camogie but now, there’s something else there that’s more important'

Aug 18th 2018, 8:15 AM 9,503 Views 0 Comments

Kilkenny’s Anne Dalton is facing into an All-Ireland semi-final today after becoming a mother two weeks ago.

# motherhood - Sunday 29 April, 2018

My unplanned homebirth: 'You can’t help but think "what if?"'
# Voices
# Voices

My unplanned homebirth: 'You can’t help but think "what if?"'

Apr 29th 2018, 7:30 PM 29,854 Views 23 Comments

I will never forget the sound of my waters breaking, writes Jessica O’Neill.

# motherhood - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild
# Motherhood
# Motherhood

Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild

Sep 9th 2017, 7:15 PM 15,816 Views 4 Comments

Gestational surrogacy was legalised in Portugal in 2016.

# motherhood - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy
# Alcohol Abuse
# Alcohol Abuse

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy

Jan 17th 2017, 6:03 AM 17,483 Views 46 Comments

A new study analysed the rates of drinking during pregnancy by linking them with a condition caused by alcohol consumption.

# motherhood - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon opens up about miscarriage in hope of 'breaking taboo'
# Scotland
# Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon opens up about miscarriage in hope of 'breaking taboo'

Sep 4th 2016, 2:27 PM 24,524 Views 35 Comments

The Scottish First Minister said she wanted to challenge assumptions and judgements that are made about women who don’t have children.

# motherhood - Friday 22 July, 2016

DUP MP says that public breastfeeding is "exhibitionism"
# Putting On A Show
# Putting On A Show

DUP MP says that public breastfeeding is "exhibitionism"

Jul 22nd 2016, 4:07 PM 145,881 Views 137 Comments

Sammy Wilson is against mothers breastfeeding their children in the House of Commons.

# motherhood - Sunday 17 April, 2016

My reality as a working mother: Anxiety, guilt, baby wipes and coffee
# Opinion
# Opinion

My reality as a working mother: Anxiety, guilt, baby wipes and coffee

Apr 17th 2016, 8:15 PM 1,389 Views 56 Comments

Being a working mother is a crash course in muddling through, writes Sharon Mannion.

# motherhood - Friday 22 May, 2015

There was controversy over this breastfeeding magazine cover - but not why you think
# Australia
# Australia

There was controversy over this breastfeeding magazine cover - but not why you think

May 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 25,768 Views 19 Comments

The fact it’s just on the subscriber issue has led to some complaints.

# motherhood - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)
# Opinion
# Opinion

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Apr 14th 2015, 8:00 AM 243 Views 61 Comments

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

# motherhood - Monday 13 April, 2015

'I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing'

Apr 13th 2015, 1:00 PM 182 Views 7 Comments

Postnatal depression affected me so badly I couldn’t leave the house, but I reached out for help – and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

# motherhood - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'

Apr 8th 2015, 10:43 AM 3,058 Views 133 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.

# motherhood - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

The longer kids are breastfed for, the more they earn when they start working
# Feeding Time
# Feeding Time

The longer kids are breastfed for, the more they earn when they start working

Mar 18th 2015, 6:15 AM 18,250 Views 97 Comments

A major new study of almost 3,500 children has found some interesting results about breastfeeding.

# motherhood - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Opinion: The 'frozen eggs' debate is really a societal issue – don't vilify corporations over it
# Family Time
# Family Time

Opinion: The 'frozen eggs' debate is really a societal issue – don't vilify corporations over it

Oct 25th 2014, 7:00 PM 53 Views 45 Comments

Nowadays it’s seen as quite normal to have kids in your late 30s… but many women still want to start a family earlier.

# motherhood - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?
# Motherhood
# Motherhood

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

Oct 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 6,367 Views 27 Comments

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

# motherhood - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Opinion: 'Egg freeze' offer is putting a metaphorical gun to young women’s heads
# Fertility
# Fertility

Opinion: 'Egg freeze' offer is putting a metaphorical gun to young women’s heads

Oct 16th 2014, 8:00 PM 95 Views 63 Comments

Freeze in haste, repent at leisure?

# motherhood - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Motherhood and Work: 'I accept that I'll never be Superwoman – I'll be Mediocre Mum'
# BALANCING ACT
# BALANCING ACT

Motherhood and Work: 'I accept that I'll never be Superwoman – I'll be Mediocre Mum'

Aug 7th 2014, 8:00 PM 197 Views 4 Comments

‘Having it all’ can really mean ‘doing it all’ – and that’s just plain exhausting. So don’t put so much pressure on yourself.

# motherhood - Monday 21 July, 2014

Opinion: Struggling to entertain the kids over the summer holidays?
# Children
# Children

Opinion: Struggling to entertain the kids over the summer holidays?

Jul 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 592 Views 31 Comments

One of the things I love about the summer holidays is the fact that there are no rules – we are at nobody else’s beck and call.

# motherhood - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Opinion: Post Natal Depression – should it discourage you from ‘going again’?
# Pregnancy And Depression
# Pregnancy And Depression

Opinion: Post Natal Depression – should it discourage you from ‘going again’?

Jul 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,198 Views 31 Comments

Literally tens of thousands of women out there must find themselves in a similar predicament to my own. Yet I have never seen or heard it openly discussed. Ever.

# motherhood - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Column: Is there really a glass ceiling for women in the workplace – or is it just for mothers?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is there really a glass ceiling for women in the workplace – or is it just for mothers?

Apr 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 512 Views 51 Comments

The ‘glass ceiling’ is less to do with being a woman and more to do with having to care for small children.

# motherhood - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words.
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words.

Apr 12th 2014, 12:00 PM 711 Views 26 Comments

Nothing prepared me for how the birth of my own children would mercilessly rip the scab off the wound that my mother’s death had left behind. In that way, I could relate to the late Peaches Geldof, writes Claire Micks.

# motherhood - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'
# Guilt Trip
# Guilt Trip

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'

Mar 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 230 Views 56 Comments

Guilt may not be the defining emotion of motherhood but it is certainly one of the most consistent, writes Emily Hourican.

# motherhood - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Column: Motherhood, feminism and the big decision
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Motherhood, feminism and the big decision

Feb 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 83 Views 66 Comments

Should I stay at home with my baby or go back to work? There’s no ‘right’ answer, writes Ann Marie O’Sullivan.

# motherhood - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Column: Five things I swore I'd never do if I had kids...
# Insight
# Insight

Column: Five things I swore I'd never do if I had kids...

Jan 21st 2014, 7:00 AM 302 Views 95 Comments

(… and guess how that worked out)

# motherhood - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working
# Maternity
# Maternity

Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working

Dec 8th 2013, 7:45 AM 10,357 Views 31 Comments

Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked Minister Burton about the new maternity benefit rate being brought in under Budget 2014.

# motherhood - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Column: Baby v Career – how to pick a path through the minefield of working motherhood
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Baby v Career – how to pick a path through the minefield of working motherhood

Sep 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 30 Views 30 Comments

Throughout the eventful months of pregnancy, and amid all the changes a new baby brings, one question can remain the hardest to answer: “Will you be returning to work?”, writes Sarah Crown.

# motherhood - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Gender gap: Irish women pay 'high price' for motherhood
# Gender Gap
# Gender Gap

Gender gap: Irish women pay 'high price' for motherhood

Dec 18th 2012, 10:26 AM 10,300 Views 32 Comments

A new OECD report shows that the gender pay gap in Ireland widens as women have children.

# motherhood - Monday 3 December, 2012

Column: The moment I met the woman having my baby
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: The moment I met the woman having my baby

Dec 3rd 2012, 9:00 PM 487 Views 19 Comments

Caroline and Niall O’Flaherty had a daughter by a surrogate mother in India. Here, Caroline recalls the moment they met her.

# motherhood - Friday 31 August, 2012

Column: ‘I will miss you’ – a mum writes to her son starting school
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘I will miss you’ – a mum writes to her son starting school

Aug 31st 2012, 7:00 AM 192 Views 49 Comments

Lunches, lessons and other adventures – Deborah McCarthy gives some advice to her young son as he sets off.

# motherhood - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Column: Why shouldn’t women choose motherhood over a job?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why shouldn’t women choose motherhood over a job?

Jun 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 576 Views 69 Comments

Valuing a ‘career’ over full-time parenting might be well-meaning, but it takes away everyone’s right to decide, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.

# motherhood - Friday 2 March, 2012

Poll: Should women breastfeed in public?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should women breastfeed in public?

Mar 2nd 2012, 9:59 AM 6,669 Views 112 Comments

If a woman chooses to breastfeed her child, should she do so in public? Let us know what you think.

# motherhood - Friday 2 September, 2011

Lessons from Mammy: What our mothers taught us
# Vox Pop
From The Daily Edge
# Vox Pop

Lessons from Mammy: What our mothers taught us

Sep 2nd 2011, 12:48 PM 856 Views 10 Comments

Be nice, never put your hand in anyone else’s pocket – and get out of a car with your dignity intact: just some of the life lessons from Irish mammies.

# motherhood - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

RTÉ's Miriam calls TV3 to clarify RTÉ website comments
# Working Mothers
# Working Mothers

RTÉ's Miriam calls TV3 to clarify RTÉ website comments

Jun 14th 2011, 4:04 PM 6,185 Views 21 Comments

RTÉ host Miriam O’Callaghan goes on TV3′s Midday programme to clarify her stance on working as a mother.

# motherhood - Friday 1 April, 2011

Irish mums have more kids than EU counterparts
# Motherhood
# Motherhood

Irish mums have more kids than EU counterparts

Apr 1st 2011, 3:24 PM 921 Views 0 Comments

A new demographic report from the EU’s statistics body shows that Ireland’s mums have more children than anyone else.

# motherhood - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Irish mothers want more 'me' time
# Parenting
# Parenting

Irish mothers want more 'me' time

Mar 23rd 2011, 2:26 PM 1,110 Views 0 Comments

While survey shows that 8 out of 10 women believe their partner is their greatest support in childcare, many say they get less than one hour a day to themselves.

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