Geeks Raising Geeks

Geeks Raising Geeks

Geeks. Nerds. I wasn’t too sure how to title this post because the words geek and nerd have never sat right with me. B would say that he’s a geek and I’m a nerd. But I don’t think that’s accurate. He would say that I’m the bookish one who craves to learn coding and take over the world with my whizzkid, hyper intelligent, super hacking mind. He’s not wrong. That would be damn awesome. And of course, he’s the collector with an insatiable appetite to gather anything obscure, unusual and interesting with the words game, retro, Japan or comics tacked to it. But when you put us together, our nerdish, geekish tendencies lean towards anything that is counter culture, anything odd or obscure. Vintage movie posters, robots, underground comics, tarot cards and punk art. This is what our kids are being raised up in. So far they love it! Not that they have a choice!

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In Conversation With: Simply Felt Ireland

In Conversation With: Simply Felt Ireland

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Lorna who works part time as a Community Support Worker. Her passion, however, is her handmade craft store, Simply Felt Ireland. I have found that the parents I have spoken to throughout this series, use their talents and hobbies to regain a part of their identity in the midst of parenting. Lorna has crafted a niche in the market with beautiful wool roving angels and fairies and other felt gifts for children including crowns and quiet books.

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In Conversation With – Sew Handy

In Conversation With – Sew Handy

I am delighted to include an In Conversation With series on the blog with some lovely Momma’s and Papa’s who would like to share their tips, tricks and ideas on gaining that understated balance on parenting life. As a full time working Mom and Dad, B and I are often trying to find the correct balance with our careers and our home life. It’s never easy to know if you’re doing the right thing by your children or your partner and as always parenting guilt can take over. It takes a while to get into a routine with work and babies but oddly you do find that routine and manage some sort of equilibrium that suits your family. For me the balance comes with getting quality time with A. This week I speak to a stay at home mother who has raised her two children in the rural countryside of Co. Meath.

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