About me

WARNING: This is not a lifestyle blog.

If you’re looking for Pinterest-worthy parenting, you’re in the wrong place. TURN BACK! If, however, you’ve an interest in how how a frazzled mum of three attempts (often fruitlessly) to stay afloat in a world of small Lego, soiled furniture and insufficient coffee then hang around.

I don’t claim to know much about the biz of keeping small people alive and happy, but what I do know, I’ll share.  If you like your solidarity with a side of sarcasm and you’re OK with a little mild exasperation then perhaps you’ll enjoy some of what I have to say. Perfect parents are fictitious, but I’ve a sneaking suspicion that the kids are alright.

Below are some quick-fire details about me. Check out my first blog post Whose Blog is it Anyway? if you would like to gain a little further insight into how the blog came about and the self-doubt that threatens its very existence.

And thanks for stopping by! 

Name: Sinéad. Someone called me Shinners twenty years ago and it stuck.

Location: Galway, Ireland.

Actual age: 38

Age in own head: 24

Marital status: Married to Mr C. Saint and breadwinner. (Read more about him in this post – The Daddy Tag – all about the dad perspective.)

Employment status: Taking a break from working life to be a full-time mother in the trenches.

My brood: The buck (and only boy) is 7. The middle child is 4 and the toddler is 2.


  1. To be a half-decent mother and wife.
  2. To not take life, parenting or blogging too seriously. But seriously enough.
  3. To stay sane.
  4. To have retained 75% of my remaining brainpower when I return to work next year.