My name is Emma O’Leary. Author of Life With Tiny Humans. Mom to two incredible boys, Luke and Olly. Wife to Michael. Originally from Co.Clare, but living in Dublin for over 12 years now. Lover of family, home-life, food, interiors and going on adventures. Speech and Language Therapist by day, keyboard tapper by night.
In March 2015 my life changed forever. I’ve heard people say this before about having a kid but in all honesty until it actually happened I didn’t really get it. When a mini person arrives your priorities change, your goals and aspirations shift and all of a sudden every waking moment of the day is no longer about you but about someone else. Things are different, it’s no longer just the two of you and you have a sudden earth shattering realisation that there’s no turning back. Amidst all of this you also come to realise that although life up to this point has been pretty great, this mini person has just stepped things up, and life got mind blowlingly awesome. This is parenthood.
Life with tiny humans is now just life. We obviously weren’t too traumatised because in October 2016 (yes a mere 19 months later) we welcomed Olly. Number 2 is teaching us that just when you start thinking you are getting to grips with this parenting gig, you are in fact clueless. Every waking moment of every day is now all about our dynamic duo. Things I loved and still love to do get a look in here and there but play second fiddle to the most exciting adventure and achievement yet, which is raising these little beings. I’ve made some pretty incredible cakes, cards and crafts over the years, but these recent baby making ventures have by far been my best work.
I like to write honest, sometimes tongue in cheek accounts of my adventures with my boys. Yes, often magical and sometimes mundane. I write from the heart and so my thoughts often come without a filter! Life with Tiny Humans shares my experiences of parenthood in all it’s honest gory glory. From our everyday routines, recipes, interiors and decor from around our home, to our days out and about. From time to time I also write articles from a professional perspective about speech, language and childhood development.
So if you’re interested in accounts of my parenting triumphs and fails, life in Dublin and attempting to raise wonderful Tiny Humans, look no further.
Have a read, have a laugh and get in touch!