Deirdre Gilbourne, Author at The M Word

Deirdre Gilbourne

April 10, 2019

Sorry Folks, The Game Is Cancelled This Morning

‘Sorry folks, the game is cancelled this morning’. It is without doubt the holy grail of whatsapp messages. Picture the scene –a rainy Sunday morning where […]
April 9, 2019
Son's Birth

The Words ‘Not Life Altering’ Were The Sweetest I Have Ever Heard

How long does it take to get over a bad birth experience? Months? Years? It’s been six years and I still well up when I try […]
April 7, 2019

Seven Reasons Why Running Is My Secret Escape

So I started running in January with the goal of a half marathon in September. I like the idea of running out of the house and […]
April 4, 2019

This Is What Really Happens When You Train For A Marathon

January – March Intention: 1. Sign up for marathon after completing half marathon the year before because you think you are a ‘runner’ now. 2. Keep […]
March 26, 2019

Working Mum v SAHM – Which Works?

I have three children and I work eight o’clock to two o’clock five days a week. My ‘plan’ was to give up work after having my […]
January 8, 2018
March 19, 2019

Please Know That I Love You – Even When I‘m Worn Out

It’s happening again. Just go to sleep. I’m worn out. How can the day be so long and so short at the same time? Long enough […]
February 28, 2019

BirthStory: The One With The Truth About Having a Caesarean Section

Having had three Caesarean sections, I feel I’m a bit of an expert on the subject. I’ve had one emergency and two planned, so have experienced […]
January 31, 2019

When The Terrible Twos Become The Terrible Fives

Fred was the best baby. I mean, he really was. Never gave me an ounce of bother. He spent the first three months of his life […]