Deirdre Gilbourne, Author at The M Word

Deirdre Gilbourne

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
Terrible

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 […]
January 29, 2019
Play Date

When Play Dates Go Horribly Wrong….

Ah playdates, a chance to keep the kids entertained for a while. And when they wave goodbye they’ll sink into the couch and be nice and […]
January 28, 2019

The Horror Of Prepping For A Spa Day

Around this time every year, my friends and I book a night away in a hotel. It’s a perfect time to go, something lovely to look […]
January 8, 2018
January 8, 2019

Calling Time On… Bickering Brothers

Does every house have them? Or is it just my house? Is it all about the age gap or does it happen regardless? After spending a […]
January 1, 2019

New Year, New Me? No, Thanks

Like them or loathe them? I loathe them. In my opinion, January is a tough month. Four long weeks of dark mornings and dark evenings. Not […]
December 5, 2018

The Six Stages of Thinking You’re ‘Late’

As I sit here, I’m late. Not late for the bus, not late for a meeting; late, late. I think every parent knows what ‘late’ means. […]