Sometimes, I feel like the last remaining adult whose night-time routine involves nodding off holding a glass of wine in front of episode eight of a Netflix series I can’t remember anything about.

I’ve been having a lot of conversations lately about how much sleep everyone is getting. So far, so 2006-2013 – the years best known as the economic c(...)

Young woman examining her skin while looking herself in a mirror at her bathroom.

The TV was on in the background carrying a report about the train delays at Heuston station. A tired, and slightly harassed-looking, middle-aged woman(...)

  Lisa Cope with her husband Nathaniel Cope and their three-year-old son  Cameron  eating lunch in Gertrude in Dublin 2. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

My son had just turned six months’ old when he had his first taste of crab pasta. I’ll never forget the bemused look on his face, which quickly turned(...)

Question: if you’re a woman of a certain age, what was the point where you realised, almost as if it had happened overnight and when you weren’t looki(...)

French parents never discipline or punish; they ‘educate’ in a loving manner, while also letting children know they are not the centre of their parents’ universe. Above, al fresco dining in France. Photograph: Philip Game/Lonely Planet via Getty Images

French parents have better- behaved children because they look after themselves first. The majority of babies are breastfed in the beginning, but i(...)