Amanda Cassidy

Contributor to IMAGE.ie
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EDITORIAL

‘Our faith in doctors turned out to be fatal. This is what I wish I’d known’

Once upon a time during Covid, there was a very sick woman lying on a hospital ward who…

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CULTURE

Kim Kardashian’s silence over latest family drama with Kayne is telling

The toll of continuous conflict on a family, especially one in the spotlight, is relentless. This week, the…

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Sanna Marin

AGENDA

Sanna Marin: The only scandal here is misogyny

If only the hobbies of middle-aged male politicians attracted as many accusations that they are a danger to…

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school age

SELF

The best age to start ‘big’ school? We asked a child psychologist

Do you start your child in school as soon as he or she is eligible, or do you…

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SELF

Top tips from a leading nutritionist and a master life coach on better routines and a healthier diet

Lydia Kimmerling is a master life coach who's helped thousands of people discover their true self, feel happier…

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CULTURE

Laura Whitmore’s brand new chapter

Raised in Bray, Co Dublin by her mother, Laura Whitmore started her career in the spotlight early, reaching…

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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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SELF

‘I still cry for him and the life we planned together. It was all taken away in an instant’

"One day you are 26 years old with barely a care in the world, living in your first…

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SELF

Postpartum Psychosis: ‘It hit me completely out of the blue’

Postpartum psychosis is one of the most underdiagnosed and undertreated illnesses that a new mother can face. So…

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SELF

‘I told my husband ‘they’ve found something suspicious in my brain, we’re going to have our baby tomorrow night”

In this searingly honest piece, Mayo-born Tara Nestor tells the dramatic story of her son's birth and the…

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PARENTHOOD

A parent would anything for their child, right? Here’s why that’s a problem

Today's children are more likely to succumb to 'failure to launch,' or a delay in growing up with…

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CULTURE

My week-long writing retreat at Annaghmakerrig House

There's a chapter in Stephen King’s On Writing about writers’ retreats. It warns authors against the fallacy of the…

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