Who IS She?

Ah Hello!  Thanks a million for dropping by and taking the time to read my blog. I started writing Ouch My Fanny Hurts when pregnant with my first son, because I felt like everyone was lying about how amazing pregnancy is. So amazing, it seems, that I found myself pregnant with my second son when my first was only six months old. AAAAARRRRGH. That pregnancy was a blur, until the last trimester when my son Mikey was diagnosed with Duodenal Atresia and we realised he was very sick indeed. Thankfully, after a rocky first few months, he was right as rain and normal OH-MY-JESUS-HOW-DO-I-DO-THIS-WITHOUT-GOING-MENTAL-ness resumed.

I am a journalist who works from home while the boys climb all over me. Ouch My Fanny Hurst is my therapy, my sanity, and the documentation of a time that I KNOW I will remember little of in years to come. It’s also my eternal love letter to my two boys. I blog when I can, when the mood takes me, and when the boys allow me.

I love hearing from readers, and find it so very satisfying when other mothers feel the same way as I do. My mission, as a parent, is to tell the truth, however ugly it may be. And so, I carry on into the breach!

ps: If you want to talk to me I’d love to hear from you at mcdonnellciara@yahoo.ie

I am now blogging over at Mammy Needs To Do A Wee, so check me out!

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11 Responses to Who IS She?

  1. TheGlutton says:

    Love your blog – brilliantly honest and hilariously written. Now eagerly waiting to read the next instalment!

  2. kate takes 5 says:

    Just found you on the Irish Awards site. Great blog but how do I follow?!

  3. Lisa says:

    Just found you through the Irish Blog Award also. Just wondering if you’re on twitter so I can follow you there? Have only read a few posts so far but loving your writing. Great site.

  4. Eimear says:

    Not sure how I found your blog but I think in the haze of being a first time mother I googled ‘my fanny hurts’ as it hurt like mad and still does after having my little boy 9.5 weeks ago. Anyway you are so funny. Can’t wait for each installment. Congrats on the new pregnancy by the way.

  5. Please, please, PLEASE come back blogging. Sometimes I log in here and read your old posts. It’s like having a cuppa with a friend. IN the meantime, I know you haven’t blogged in eleventeen months but I have still nominated you for a little bit of fun – The Versatile Blogger Award. http://www.wonderfulwagon.com/2014/03/a-versatile-nomination.html

  6. I would love to subscribe to your blog & as I am dopey at these things too, can’t see how. I got some clever techhy fella to put a ‘Subscribe Here!’ box on my website xxx

  7. Gem says:

    oh man I just read your letter to the supermarket woman blog post via Netmums. oh it was brilliant!! so glad I found your blog, best title ever.
    I am a mum of three, a journalist and find life flipping nuts too. Check out my blog if you are ever bored, or sick of chiselling Shreddies off the high chair.
    http://Www.treasuresfromthecherrytree.blogspot.com. Or might be .co.uk. Can’t remember. Haven’t slept in days. Or nights. it’s all a bit hazy…
    Gem x x x

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