For Women Who Happen To Be Parents


Maia Dunphy naively thought working from home once she had a baby would be easy. She was wrong…

September 28, 2017
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Book Launch!!

Well lovely readers, I’m mildly terrified to announce that The M Word book is nearly here! I’m worried about casting my occasionally strange thoughts wider than our empathetic tribe here. I wish I could ask you all to the launch (presuming any of you would actually like to come) but […]
September 24, 2017

Embracing My Inner 1950’s Housewife….

Those of you who follow The M Word may remember my mild distraught when Tom lost the last of many security ribbon blankets I had made him (Jesus, not so long ago, it was waking up wondering if I’d left my credit card behind the bar somewhere, or given some […]
September 22, 2017

By Hook or…

After my comments and all of our discussions on the George Hook situation last week, you might be surprised to hear I am disappointed with Newstalk’s decision. Giving him a couple of months off and then moving him to a weekend slot is akin is reminiscent of shifting problems to […]
September 22, 2017

Thanks, Pregnancy. Now My Boobs Look Like Burst Party Balloons

Let’s be frank; there aren’t many pros to being pregnant. Yes, it’s a beautiful thing and you get the ultimate present to take home at the end of 40 weeks, yadda yadda…but there is also often morning sickness, swollen ankles, puffy faces, flatulence on the level of a classroom of […]
September 19, 2017

That Time I Pooped In Front Of My Baby

You know what’s worse than the days that go wrong as a parent? The days that almost go right. So close to perfect parenting you can almost smell Gina Ford, but at the last minute it all falls apart. These days are the worst because you have been lulled into a […]
September 15, 2017

About That Time I Wore A Maternity Dress

Maternity Style: can we all just accept that’s one of life’s inalienable oxymorons? You may have had (as I did) a naïve sartorial plan in those first few months when you didn’t have a clue what was ahead, inspired by photos of perfectly groomed pregnant celebrities. Until I learned the […]


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