Amanda Cassidy

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EDITORIAL

‘I was neglected during childbirth. Now I’m scared to have another baby’

"I had just presumed that when you are in hospital, seeking healthcare, that you would be taken care…

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SELF

The surprisingly easy way to build your child’s emotional intelligence

Amanda Cassidy on the power of play and why we need to stop being over-protective party poopers. “No wrestling…

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SELF

Why are so many mothers in discomfort, even months after giving birth?

Solicitor Niamh Ní Mhurchu speaks to us about the inadequate care for new mums especially those with post-birth…

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REAL-LIFE STORIES

‘My sister won’t allow children at her wedding. Should I insist?’

The should-I-have-kids etiquette when it comes to the Big Day can be divisive. Amanda Cassidy speaks to brides…

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PARENTHOOD

‘Everyone said I’d make a great mum. I always assumed it would just happen’

During Lara Solomon's fertility journey, she was shocked at the number of plastic pregnancy tests women were using…

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IMAGE WRITES

Please stop trying to heal me

Amanda Cassidy wonders why social media culture is curated around an obsession to 'work on ourselves'?Thanks for the…

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EDITORIAL

The personal development vortex: ‘Becoming my best self is completely exhausting’

With a new self-improvement podcast around every corner and self-help books adorning the tables at bookshops this month,…

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parenting

SELF

What you think parenting is like versus what it is actually like

Parenting is an alternate universe of things you’d never imagine signing up for. Amanda Cassidy on reality versus…

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LIVING

How to give your home a wellness makeover (without spending a fortune)

For years, work spaces have been designed with people’s wellbeing in mind. Now, this design ethos (which can…

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grief Christmas

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Estrangement, grief and the holidays: ‘Not everyone has that big around-the-table-together family Christmas’

The Hallmark Christmas scene is overwhelmingly family-centric, but what happens if you don’t have those relationships in your…

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Suicide loss: ‘This year, I’ll set one less place at the Christmas dinner table’

Christmas is one of the times of the year that magnifies sadness as well as happiness. On the…

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SELF

This is what no one tells you about being pregnant at Christmas

Ah, the holiday season. The most wonderful time of the year, people will tell you. Those people probably…

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