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August 10, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On…Taking The Train

Take the train this summer, leave the car behind. Have a stress free day with the kids. That was exactly the plan. Drive to the train station, leave the car, pay €27 for a return ticket. Great value for two adults and three children. Train was late but that was […]
August 9, 2017
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The Six Word Mum: Kate Thorburn

  This week The M Word is introducing Kate Thorburn to our readers. Kate writes from her heart, about her life her family and things that inspire her. Like Kate’s beautifully blended family. If Kate could have a super power, it would be invisibility. Just imagine getting around the limitations of the real world! Kate […]
August 9, 2017
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Pre-School Is Just Around The Corner

One small step for her, one large step for mummy’s everywhere. I look at her in disbelief, how can she be starting preschool…? Seriously, it’s like I brought her home from the hospital yesterday. She has an overgrown school uniform of red and navy on, and this morning is standing […]
August 9, 2017
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Oh, Epidural. You Are A Cruel Mistress

I could feel the contraction coming, like a roll of thunder, it rumbled and cracked to a crescendo, crashing pain through my body. All I could do was cling onto that pillow trying not to move and hoping to f@#$ that the anaesthetist had a steady hand! In my desperation […]
August 7, 2017
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So Long, Summer

As the evenings start to slowly draw in and a slight chill begins to creep into the air, as I look longingly at the fireplace in my living room and dream of crackling logs and toasty toes, I give Summer a cheery wave goodbye. The summer we had this year […]
August 7, 2017
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How To Survive…Having A Child With Additional Needs

Being a Mum is the most challenging thing any of us will ever do. It pushes us to the absolute edge, whilst also soaring us to unthinkable highs. That massive brief at work? Easy! That big presentation? Peasy! That business trip you’ve been dreading? Lemon squeezy. Giving birth to and […]

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