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Valerie O.

I am a SAHM to a 10 year old Boy who has a diagnosis of PDD-NOS. This blog is about our journey through life with our gorgeous boy, my panto& stage experiences, family life and anything that catches my interest....A.K.A. rambling ruminations!! From the important stuff, to the frivolous and... Full Bio
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BE AWARE: Choose Your Pilates Class Wisely......... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga On this date one year ago I  happily and energetically dashed along to my local gym to attend what was to be a very fateful Pilates class. I had attended only one class th ... Read on »
Empty Nest Prep...... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's that time of year again. The family holiday is over and the family nest has been once more briefly vacated by my energetic teen, who's away - hopefully - enjoying t ... Read on »
Tales at Bedtime - Technology Gone Mad? by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga My love of books began at an early age and as a child I was an avid reader, I loved my books and was reading my much favoured Enid Blyton stories from the age of  five or ... Read on »
Teens on Holidays and Lovely Lanzarote by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Family holidays are usually  such memorable, fun occasions that change as our children grow older. I remember so well holidaying with our boy when he was younger and so ... Read on »
Taking a Break...... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It wasn't something I thought that I could easily do. In fact I never thought I'd see the day that I would actually do it. But then it happened. The day came and I s ... Read on »
What's On TV? by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The short answer to my question above on this Bank Holiday weekend was: 'not a lot'! It was so frustrating. It wasn't a normal weekend, it was a Bank Holiday weekend fo ... Read on »
My 7 Deadly Stages of Junior Certificate Survival....... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga There are no ifs and buts about it, sitting the Junior Certificate Examination (or the Leaving Certificate for that matter - but that's a whole other story for three years ... Read on »
We Give Them Wings and Then We Must Let Them Fly....... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It was an unexpected conversation and a particular tragic event that got me thinking this week, and had my mind going to places I really didn't want it to go. ... Read on »
'Over The Hill' and the Importance of Goal-Setting...... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Now, I know this title might lead you to believe that this post is all about reaching a certain stage of 'mid-life'? Perhaps you may think that this will be all about  a b ... Read on »
Why the Academy of Code's 'Cool' Coding Camp is our Summer Camp of Choice..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's that time of the year again when you decide what, if any, summer camps your child/children will attend this summer. I was recently asked to answer a few question ... Read on »
Reasons To Be Cheerful: a Flower, a Loss and a Celebration..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The days are long, seasonal time-changes notwithstanding, and very, very busy as the count down continues to my teenager's state exams in June. I try to remind myself that ... Read on »
My 12 Signs of Summer.... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga We have been blessed, it must be said, with some recent fabulous 'pre-summer' weather. And I've enjoyed every minute of it. I simply wallowed in the beauty of our Easter b ... Read on »
Captivating Solitude by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I sit in solitude  In mind and space  Surrounded by blue hues of sea and sky  And the glinting of a brilliant sun.  Thoughts slowly ripple through ... Read on »
All Quiet on the Western Front by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It was the middle of the night as I steeled the grit from my eyes and got behind the wheel of the car - to drive the sleepy-headed teenager and his classmate to th ... Read on »
Dungarvan: My Slices of Gold Coast Heaven by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga If you're a regular visitor to this blog then you'll know all about our little holiday haven , tucked away in a lovely, sun-blessed corner of Co Waterford. You'll also kn ... Read on »
Easter Reasons To Be Cheerful #R2BC by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Easter is such a lovely time of year. Although the weather can vary dramatically there can be some lovely bright evenings, accompanied by a light feeling in the air. One ... Read on »
Visions? by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It was the early morning sound that we all dread. The trilling sound of an incoming phone call, loud and shrill. I stood hand on heart while my husband ran downstairs t ... Read on »
Be Safe, Be Observant by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Did you ever find yourself driving along, minding your own business, then suddenly you're mentally noting the demeanour, profile and license plate of someone you'v ... Read on »
Hope Springs Eternal..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Last Saturday dawned brightly; full of sunshine and hope. All morning taxi-mum jobs were completed quick-smart, and for the first time this year the patio doors were ... Read on »
Irish Blessings, The Gods of Good Health ...... and Chocolate. by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's been a pleasant couple of days really, all things considered. Having Mother's Day and St Patrick's Day within days of each other, and no school in between, was a b ... Read on »