TheMWord

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M Word Mums

Bernie Martin


Bernie Kierans Martin is a copywriter and mother of a CF fighter. No longer content with just raising brand awareness on behalf of her clients, she is now also committed to raising awareness of the challenges faced by families living with Cystic Fibrosis. As motherhood has been anything but ‘normal’ for her so far, she describes her writing as a form of self-therapy! She describes her daughter as her muse, her strength, her conscience, her drive, her everything.

Deirdre Reidy


Deirdre lives in Dublin with her husband and two children where she wears many hats including keeper of the peace, finder of all the things and writer of some words.  She is too busy to lose her marbles so tries to mind them as best she can and enjoys sharing marble-minding stories with other similarly close to the edge parents on her blog www.countingtheminutestilbedtime.com

Aisling Ozdemir


I defied the odds and married my holiday romance 9 years ago which resulted in 3 wildling boys, aged 4, 5 and 8. They are beautiful despots that have both destroyed and completed me. Hobbies include marathon Netflix binges, books, drinking wine, swearing and dancing seductively to Madonna (when my husband gets the wine/ compliment ratio just right). Parenting is the hardest thing ever and comparing war stories with other parents is the best medicine.

Jenny Cox


Former human turned cynical mum, Jenny lives in her cosy house in purgatory with her patient husband and two beautiful girls. In her spare seconds she enjoys fattening food, wine sales and laughter. She writes to stay sane and honest!

Jolene Cox


Hey I’m Jolene, creator of Irish award-winning Food and parenting blog one yummy mummy. I am a “mummy cook” who is passionate about food. A feeder, In the nicest possible way. I have worked with children all my working life. Has it gained me extra parenting skills? No, I’m winging like like everyone else. Come and say hello (One Yummy Mummy)

Sinead Lawlor


Sinead is a mum of three, known for juggling her kids, her life, her mum-taxi service, with her (occasionally eaten) family dinner experiments and her love for her graphic design business. You can see more her at designerg.ie/blog. Live happy, don’t judge, we’re all in this together!!

Emma Doran


Emma is a comedian living in Dublin with her partner Shane and their 3 children aged 13, 3 and 1. She a regular on the Irish comedy scene and has performed at some of the countries biggest venues like Vicar Street and The Olympia Theatre. She has supported Al Porter and Deirdre O’ Kane. A regular on Republic of Telly, she has also appeared on Bridget and Eamon

Laura Wood


Mother of three young children (well two and a reprobate). Lover of all things bad for her. Station Voice Newstalk 106-108 and Co-Presenter of East Coast FM’s Breakfast Show ‘Freshly Squeezed’.

Aedin Fiel


Laugher, expert fly killer and Jaffa cake devourer. Presently juggling a job, three kids, a husband and a dog. Working off three diaries and constantly forgetting birthday parties and play dates.
Striving to be the perfect mother but to quote Robert Frost – I have miles to go before I sleep!

Judy Mullane


Judy Mullane is Mum of two little girls: an adorable twoligan and a precious preemie that made a spectacular leap into the world 15 weeks early. In July 2016, Judy created Baby Amazing, Ireland’s only blog dedicated to premature babies, in the hope of helping others on this extraordinary journey. Judy is a former Montessori teacher but now works as a Marketeer. In her spare time she is a professional worrier, runs as much as her pelvic floors allow and is also a want-to-be food critic who dreams of getting out more.

Louise O’Gorman


Louise O’Gorman (The Stay at Home Mum) is Mum to three mostly behaved children. A stay at home Mum. A writer by night of short stories and articles that she is passionate about or means something personal to her. Louise has successfully written for other Irish online magazines for women. Louise is a coffee addict, gym addict, wife to Peter love of her life!

Kate Thorburn


Kate Thorburn is mum to four and has, what is these days, called, a “blended family”. She has a step son, a son from a previous relationship and now, herself and her kiwi husband, have another little boy and a baby girl of 4 months. She is a no bullshit woman, and likes to call it how it is. She’s an example of the everyday mum , but likes to give an honest and real view of it all. Her motto in life, is to Live Laugh and Love. Follow her parenting trials and triumphs at Kate Thorburn or on Instagram

Niamh O'Reilly


A full time feature and copy writer, Niamh is a dog-mad, shoe-obsessed, movie-buff, with a curious penchant for politics.
Up until her son arrived in December 2016, she’d never changed a nappy, made a bottle or even held a baby for more than 5 minutes without it unleashing what she refers to as ‘the death roar’. Completely unprepared for this momentous change in her life, she’s now trying to navigate the brand new world of motherhood with honesty, grace, love and humour. You can also catch her writing about her journey over at www.themammyblog.ie

Ashling Keane O'Sullivan


Mum of two learning as I go along. Wife, cake enthusiast, REM fanatic. Digital Marketing, PR. Writer at The M Word.

Adelle Kenny


As a mam to toddler twins I am winging my way through multiple parenting and the swings and roundabouts that fun filled world brings. I share the craziness at my blog DodeesToDaquiris. My obsession with kids clothes has me on a first name basis with all couriers! I’m a “ when the kids are gone to bed writer” part of the Imagine Write Inspire writers group and will one day finish my novel!

Ellen Brophy


Secure in the knowledge that my children are conspiring against me I avoid certain death in the following ways: returning to full time education to train as a beauty therapist, eating more than the recommended allowance of garlic and cheese fries, perusing dating sites for the next Mr Wrong and writing about Kyle, Finn and Macy occasionally managing to convey just how much I love them.

Michelle Teahan


A Medical scientist once upon a time, Michelle now spends her days playing hide and seek, finger painting and creating colourful foods out of play-doh while explaining why they can’t be eaten. When her two tiny bosses permit she blogs at www.mammymayi.com

Stephanie Siviter


Hi, I’m Steph. In 2013 I became what they call a ‘parent’ and it’s been downhill ever since. I had no idea what I was doing and I admit that is still the case.
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