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October 1, 2017

The Seven Deadly Reads


Hiatus. Great word for not enough hours in the day.

Well, between the jogs and the reels of launching The M Word book and all that goes with it, we’ve hardly had a minute.

But eventually it all calms down so we’re very happy to bring you back a slice of what’s been getting our readers talking this last week. Seven of the best.

From handling threenagers, the harsh reality of the Family courts to the politics of borrowing other people’s baby stuff, we’re happy to bring you our seven best yarns this week.

10 Ways To Handle A Three-Year-Old (And Stay Sane)

Buy a really good coffee machine if you can afford it because sometimes a decent cup of coffee will get you through a day of tantrums and hysteria.

Calling BS…On Family Court

There’s always ideal ways of handling situations. When you have children and your relationship breaks down, ideally the two parties would be able to communicate.

The Politics Of Borrowing Baby Stuff

Neither a borrower nor a lender be.

These Videos Teach Kids About Consent

The debate around sexual assault and consent has heated up again following the recent Weinstein revelations.

Calling Bullshit On….Self-Soothing

Self-soothing — the term that, when I first became a mother, caused my core body temperature to increase by a minimum of 2 degrees Celsius, evident by a cold sweat seeping through my pores.

My Son Just Gave Me A Slow Clap

Yesterday evening, thirteen hours into my day with my two young sons, I sat, slumped on the closed toilet lid watching them in the bath together.

Doesn’t He Look Like His Daddy!

I think we’re all guilty of looking at a person’s baby and telling the parents who we think he or she looks like.

Stay sane, thanks for peeking at this in your inbox and hope to share with you next week.

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Maia Dunphy is a writer and broadcaster who stepped in front of the camera after over a decade behind it. She has written and hosted twelve female-centric documentaries for RTE and has written for many well-known publications including the Evening Herald, The Dubliner, The Irish Times and Image Magazine among others.