TheMWord

For Women Who Happen To Be Parents

M Squad

April 7, 2017
m-word-bedtime

We Need To Talk About Bedtime

I want to talk about something that is causing me a great deal of anxiety. It’s something I have to deal with everyday and it’s making me very unhappy. I have no way of avoiding it and I do feel like a problem shared is a problem halved. I know […]
April 7, 2017
m-word-hard-days

Some Days Parenting Looks Like This

Today is B’s birthday. Instead of it being a lovely family day with nice surprises for Daddy along the way, he sits in a coffee shop somewhere while I have just about managed to stop myself from crying because I was almost at the point of hyperventilating. Why? Because A […]
April 6, 2017
m-word-dummy

Calling Bullshit…On Soothers

Dodies, soothers, pacifiers, dummies. They have many names and take on many forms, not unlike the devil. And they are the bane of my life. So I am calling bullshit on the lot of them! Whether it’s cost you €10 for the latest orthodontic, paediatric, aerodynamic, hypoallergenic, organic, sustainable, dolphin […]
April 5, 2017
urine_sample

Antenatal Visits For Dummies

It is my fifth time round the antenatal merry-go-round, and I have picked up a thing or two! It can be a bit of a minefield, particularly for a first-timer. Between my 5 pregnancies, I’ve given birth in 2 major hospitals and from listening to other mama’s experiences, I have […]
April 5, 2017
lm-word-depression

Living with…Post-Natal Depression

So I’ve really gone and given away the ending in the headline, this won’t be about how I’m not sure if I had PND or if it was just the baby blues that dragged on a bit. It’s my story, and everyone’s story is as unique as themselves. I’m telling […]
April 4, 2017
m-word-mothers

My Open Letter To The ‘Other Mothers’

Hellloooo! Yes, I’m talking to you. You dear other mother that is listening to me right now. I would like to address this strange dynamic that you and I, as mothers, have with one another. We both have children. Whether you gave birth or someone else gave birth for you […]

Newsletter

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