My name is Caitríona. If you need to contact me directly please email email@example.com
I’m a work-at-home mother to 2 boys (aged 5 & 8) and a 17-year-old teen stepdaughter (yes she lives here too).
It’s now been a long time since I lost my job at the height of the recession in Ireland, after my first child was born. Working fulltime away from home feels like a distant memory now.
After I was laid off, our family grew a little more and our budget got smaller I found myself facing a shrinking amount of money on a weekly basis to spend on food. I could feed the family on convenience food for the same amount that I have to spend but I choose to cook the best food I can within our tight budget. This blog is about me, how I manage and the rollercoaster that parenting and living on a tight budget brings.
I first started blogging in 2009 but wasn’t very diligent at updating my original blog. Not long after my second son was born, I decided to start logging and charting our progress in earnest and Wholesome Ireland became my new “home” in February 2012.
What else do you do?
I write for the Flogas Ireland Food Blog, and have been a columnist for the Irish Independent Choice Magazine. I develop recipes, take photos, and write food and family based content for lots of different brands. However, as I work freelance as a writer you’ll find me popping up in different publications here and there.
We grow our own food and are founding members of a pig syndicate where we rear free range pigs for the table as part of a group. This is facilitated by our local authority on their community allotment scheme where we keep our plot for food.
My first book; “Wholesome”, was published by Mercier Press in April 2014. It is available in all good bookstores nationwide and online for those who don’t live in Ireland.
I’m always open to new opportunities and if you are interested in working with me, do check out my services page which can be found by clicking here.
The boring stuff:
This is a personal blog; all of the recipes and photographs on this site are my own and my copyright, unless I state otherwise. I’ve got handy little buttons that allow you to share. Please do not use my photographs or content in any other way without my permission.
It’s always lovely to receive items for review but this does not guarantee inclusion on the blog.
I love to receive comments and feedback but please be aware that abusive or insulting comments will be removed.
If you’re wondering about my policy on sponsorship/advertising then please visit my disclosure page.