Monday 11 December 2017

Faye Dinsmore: 'I never thought I'd be a stay-at-home mum'

Paddy Cosgrove with Faye Dinsmore
Paddy Cosgrove with Faye Dinsmore

Sean O'Grady

Faye Dinsmore has revealed it feels "strange" to be a stay-at-home mum since having her first child, Cloud, last October.

The Donegal woman admitted she never thought she would be at home with her future kids when she was younger because she worried about the example she would be setting.

"It's really strange. I've been working since I was 13. Part of me says, 'I want to work, make my own money'. I never thought I'd be a stay-at-home mom because you're worrying about: 'If I had a daughter, what kind of example am I setting?'

"All of my friends are such staunch feminists," she told Irish Country Magazine.

Faye, who is married to Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave, admitted she has since realised that motherhood is a job in and of itself.

"All of the hippie mum books I've been reading tell you to stay at home breastfeeding for years. Now I understand so much that being a mother is a job," she said.

"Before, I think I might have been the person saying: 'Oh, she's just a stay at home mom'.

Faye and Paddy currently live in Dublin with a group of friends and have found the housing market not very welcoming.

"Rent is so expensive. When there's a bunch of you, you can rent a big house with lots of floors and space," she said.

"My husband and I have looked for a place for the two of us but it's just too expensive for what you'd get."

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