Sunday 25 September 2016

Xpose’s Aisling O’Loughlin on being a mum to two boys under three: ‘Some days I start to get a little stir crazy

Published 10/05/2015 | 14:50

Aisling O'Loughlin, partner Nick MacInnes, with children Louis & Patrick
Aisling O'Loughlin, partner Nick MacInnes, with children Louis & Patrick
Aisling O Loughlin on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Aisling and her partner pictured with baby Louis
Nicholas MacInnes and Aisling O'Loughlin
Aisling O'Loughlin with her old son Patrick
Aisling O'Loughlin with her Christmas baby, Patrick.

TV3’s Aisling O’Loughlin has opened up about how stressful it can be having two children under the age of three.

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The Xpose presenter has two sons Patrick (3) and one-year-old Louis with her partner Nick MacInnes and revealed that there are days when she feels like she’s going mad.

“In an ideal world, parenting is kind of a gig that I feel like I am good at for four hours,” she said speaking to The Sunday World.

“After four hours, I am happy to hand over the baton. Anything longer than that I start to get a little stir crazy.”

“There are days when you lose your patience and there are days when you are overtired,” she said.

“Your patience snaps or you might shout or respond to something in a way that you know wan’t a cool or appropriate way to to respond.”

Aisling and her partner pictured with baby Louis
Aisling and her partner pictured with baby Louis
Aisling O'Loughlin, partner Nick MacInnes, with children Louis & Patrick
Aisling O Loughlin on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Nicholas MacInnes and Aisling O'Loughlin
Aisling O'Loughlin with her old son Patrick
Aisling O'Loughlin with her Christmas baby, Patrick.

The family went through a difficult time in 2013, when Nick was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, a cancer of the blood cells. He has since been given the all-clear after intensive chemotherapy.

Meanwhile, Aisling revealed that she is suspicious of seemingly perfect parents.

“It is the person that says they are not stressed who you look at and say, ‘Really?’ I don’t think I’ve ever pretended that all is rosey in my world,” she said.

“Everything is fine and I love my kids, but at the same time I have challenges, I have obstacles. There are days when I am not the best parent,” she said.

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