Sheila Wayman

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Blame it on the hormones but I can clearly remember being moved to tears on several occasions during the late stages of my second pregnancy as I refle(...)

Straight into limbo land

When Mia Barry went in for the 20-week scan on her second child she was told something was wrong with her baby’s feet. They thought it was talipes, th(...)

Film director Shannon Greally participating in the National Youth council of Irleland Showcase 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

How many times have you heard adults say they wish they had not given up playing the piano when they were younger? But when we’re teenagers we won’t b(...)

Sinead Fox with her children Ciaran age 4 and  Cathal age 2 cooking at their home in  Co Wexford. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As soon as toddler Cathal Fox could stand on a chair, he was helping his mother and older brother with the cooking. Sinéad Fox certainly believes in s(...)

Áine Lawlor, photographed by Rick Guidotti – a former international fashion photographer who founded Positive Exposure to “reframe beauty” and change public perceptions of people living with genetic, physical and behavioural differences. He will be at the Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome conference in Dublin this week. See positiveexposure.org

Cutting-edge research about a rare genetic disorder, combined with personal stories about people coping with it, will feature at an international heal(...)

Not in front of the parents

There are some things parents are better off not knowing – or even imagining – and the antics of post-Leaving Certificate holidays definitely fall int(...)

Kathleen McDonnell, Maria Dollard, Martina Ozonyia and Toddy Hogan at the Equality and Diversity Early Childhood National Network/Stay Strong conference in the Clarion Hotel, North Wall Quay. Photograph: Alan Betson

Everybody knows one little girl in the pre-school class is a Traveller but nobody talks about it. However, when one of her classmates is having a birt(...)

Some would call Breid Greene a glutton for punishment – she is not on just one but two primary school parent councils.She has a 13-year-old boy in six(...)

Irish teenagers spend nearly a year-and-a-half of their time at secondary school on summer holidays. That’s a considerable slice of their young lives.(...)

Sue Jameson (centre) and Denise Guidera (second from the right) with members of the Dublin 7 Cuidiu Breastfeeding support group in Phibsboro. Photograph: Alan Betson

The “good enough mother” was a notion that was promoted by paediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott when he started broadcasting parent(...)

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