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August 11, 2017

Why Can’t Summer Last Forever?

For a few months every year we get to experience something resembling normality. Every second person hasn’t got a cold or cough, I stop seeing other children as walking bio hazards and our Cystic Fibrosis routine stays at preventative. This still means nebulisers and chest physiotherapy at either end of […]
August 11, 2017

Living With…Dyslexia

I’m a writer who can’t write. You see I get my letters mixed up, I can’t spell. Still to this day I can’t put pen to paper. You couldn’t read my shopping list, I can’t fill out a form, and when writing a birthday card I really have to sit […]
August 10, 2017

My Son Was Right…I Was Wrong

 Days End My day is nearly over and I am feeling reflective. I am sitting in the bathroom waiting on my children to fall asleep. Our day is racing through my brain. I sit in the bathroom because I’m too lazy to walk up and down the stairs. This time […]
August 10, 2017

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

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

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 […]


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