Category Archives: Life

Honest-to-goodness friends

I love love love this post by Kate. Having made sone of my best friends as an adult via ‘those bloggy things’ and social media, Kate’s thoughts ring very true for me. I especially adore the stonking example in the last paragraph…how brilliant? A friend shared this video on facebook recently (somewhat ironically) and it [...]

Categories: Friend That Made Me Me, Life
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Some drivel. And an announcement…

Reasons that I love AOW: 1. Best readers ever. Full stop. I could elaborate, but I’m not sure that I need to. Somehow, we have had the great luck to bring together a collection of wise, eloquent, kind, smart women, who I am honoured to know, even if only virtually in most cases. 2. AOPs [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Life
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It’s good to talk

I love a good honest post on AOW. It’s what we’re known for and what we do best, I think. This is one of those posts. Emma sent us this with her own disclaimer, but I don’t think it needs it. It is thought-provoking, and it is interesting. The fact that this condition is so [...]

Categories: Health, Life
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The Story Of Us {Part 2}

 You can read Part One of Sarah and David’s beautiful story here… 16th December 2006  We go on holiday to New York. I can only describe these five days as magical. We go up the Empire State Building in the day and at night we climb the Rockefeller centre and marvel at how beautiful the [...]

Categories: Life, Marriage
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What you should do

Katy sent this in to us saying ‘I’m sending this in before I get annoyed with myself about how preachy it sounds’. I happen to think it’s the opposite of preachy. I think it’s open minded, positive, and really pretty inspiring. Katy has followed the path that so many of us have – Worked hard [...]

Categories: Life, Life Experience, Money and Career
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What is your excellence?

When I read this post it was like reading my own mind. I am (as Anna and Aisling will happily testify) the WORST person at accepting compliments. I just don’t know how to react, and generally get really uncomfortable and make some deflecting, self-deprecating comment. So to be asked to stand up and tell people [...]

Categories: Life, Money and Career, Uncategorized, Wise Women
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She will never be second place

Posts like this are some of my favourite on AOW, because I feel like we really get to know someone from the community. This post by Siobhan isn’t the first post she’s written for us, but it is the one where I feel like I’ve really got to know about her, and what makes her [...]

Categories: Life, Life Experience
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On friendship

We’ve run a few posts on how babies have affected friendships recently, and I’m sure I’m not the only one for who it’s made me consider more carefully  a) how I behave, and b) how I react, when it comes to friends with, and without, children. I love that Emma has taken the time to [...]

Categories: Family, Friends and Relationships, Life, Life Experience
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Being a survivor.

First things first; a little disclaimer: We don’t normally do this, but today we’re posting something that’s already been posted elsewhere. You can see the original piece here. When Anna sent this in, she told us straight away that it had already been posted elsewhere, but after reading it, we knew we wanted to post [...]

Categories: Family, Friends and Relationships, Health, Life
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I’m not going to write a huge introduction to this piece. I don’t think it needs it, and I don’t know what I’d say. I just want to say that if any of you feel like the writer of this piece did, don’t. You don’t need to. I hope her story explains why….   I’ve [...]

Categories: Family, Friends and Relationships, Life, Wise Women
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