TheMWord

Because it’s not all it’s cracked up to be

Home

February 4, 2017
crust

27 Things I’ve Learned About Parenting (Including Crusts)

By no means exhaustive, yet. Repeating yourself continuously: put your shoes on.. not that foot, not that foot, not that foot, not that foot… oh Jesus c’mere and I’ll do it; come in for dinner, it’s bath time etc; mention a treat however, or Youtube and they are all ears and […]
February 2, 2017
miscarriage

My Silent Miscarriage

First off if you feel people overshare on the internet this post is not for you. This is all about sharing. If you tend to roll your eyes and wish people could keep private information private then please close the page and return to your day. You are not welcome […]
February 1, 2017
the-m-word-au-pair

Grand Au-Pairenting

I found myself in the doctors AGAIN recently with a happy toddler & a screaming toddler. This was my third visit in less than a month. However this visit I was there for me. I haven’t been feeling so great, I had a gastro bug which refused to go & […]
January 31, 2017
mword-cake

The Importance Of Being Earnest…About Birthday Cake

Cake. Four little letters that fill my heart with joy. Four little sugar filled letters that make their way from my mouth directly to my hips, where they linger indefinitely. Guilt aside, is there a better way to celebrate a family occasion than the presentation of a cake? In our […]
January 31, 2017
mword-cystic

Can Living With Cystic Fibrosis Ever Be ‘Normal’?

When we were told our baby girl had Cystic Fibrosis four years ago, I distinctly remember the reassurances offered by the Nurse Specialist on D-Day (Diagnosis Day) – she’ll go to school ‘as normal’, she’ll do sports ‘as normal’, she’ll do everything ‘as normal’. But this was five minutes after […]
January 29, 2017
c-section

Seven Things I Never Knew About C-Sections (Until I Had One)

There are many myths and misconceptions about giving birth whether you give birth vaginally or by c-section. These are just a few of the things I wish I had known before I stepped through those hospital doors. 1. Your stomach will never quite feel the same: I wasn’t surprised to […]

Newsletter

Sign up to our newsletter and find out as soon as there’s a new story…