Raising a family in Ireland2day is challenging, exciting, stressful..but ultimately rewarding.

Raising two young boys is a constant reminder of my own early years. I didn’t have a brother so I’m jealous of them right from the start. We just try to bring them up as best we can.

After all we didn’t go to ‘parenting’ school, and I don’t remember ever sending them to ‘being a kid’ school. So I guess we have to give each other a break from time to time.

I like to think we live our lives based on the following two inspirational quotes:

1. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once and a while, you could miss it”.

2. ” The worst thing about good times is that they always end. Happily, the same can be said about the bad times”.

My two boys. 'A' for Aaron and Aidan.
My two boys. ‘A’ for Aaron and Aidan.

11 thoughts on “family2day

  1. My four children are grown, and now I have four grandchildren–the gift that keeps on giving. You are on the right path, my friend.


  2. Thank you for visiting my blog ( Daffodil’s Photo Blog). I enjoyed visiting your blog and looking at your photos of Irish scenery, especially since I’m Irish-American–my paternal grandparents immigrated to America from County Clare and County Waterford around 1915. I see that you work with children with special needs. I taught students with special needs for 41 years before I retired from teaching last May. One other thing we have in common–we both have basset hounds! My Lulu is 11 now, will be 12 next May.


    1. Thank you. I love our connections and your family history sounds like it could be very interesting. 1915 was the year before the ‘Easter Rising'(Revolution) in Ireland! I’m sure there is a story behind their immigration. :) steVe


      1. Your reply made me curious so I got out some copies of old family records. Grandpa arrived in America in 1913, at the age of 23. The family story (which may be just a story!)was that he and Grandma met on the boat on the way over. She would have been 21 then, traveling with her sister. They were married here in America in 1917. I don’t know their reasons for coming here, but looking at the records now, I’m struck by how young they were when they set off across the ocean to a new life in a new land!

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  3. I enjoyed your post. I am a mum living with a severe chronic illness. I was able to work part-time until having chemo this year and trying to survive on one income particularly with our additional expenses is hard and my husband is on a good income. Australia is in the process of introducing its National Disability Insurance Scheme but it is slow. Hopefully, things will improve soon. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am desperate to get to Ireland so will be enjoying your blog meanwhile xx Rowena


      1. Blogging has certainly helped relieve a lot of my stress and turning my struggles around into humour and having a laugh is very therapeutic as well xx Rowena


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