Guest, Author at The M Word


February 16, 2019

The Day MND Took My Dad

It was my brother’s 21st –  and the weekend of my father’s funeral. Your breathing had changed, worrying my Mother, you wouldn’t take in any fluids […]
February 11, 2019

When Special Needs Parenting Isn’t That Special

There’s a certain glassy optimism in the nursery manager’s eye as she smiles broadly and whispers, ‘but aren’t children with additional needs just so… special?’ Well, […]
February 4, 2019

What It’s Really Like To Be Stuck In The Welfare Trap

Listening to the radio one day, as a narcistic condesending know it all declared that the Social Welfare Christmas bonus is only spent on going out…. […]
February 3, 2019

When Family Visits ALWAYS Go In One Direction

Ok. This is not a post about the boyband and stories of their many impregnations of groupies! (Future post – I promise). But it is the […]
January 16, 2019

Living With… A Son Who Had Difficulty Managing His Emotions

It took my husband and I about five years before we could discuss our family home life outside our household. Our son was angry from the […]
January 8, 2018
December 27, 2018

I Feel Like A Failed Parent Trying To Cope With My Anxious Daughter

One of our Mums needs your help!   I’m looking for advice about my 5 and a half year old daughter, who started school in September. […]
November 21, 2018

How I Fell Completely In Love With A Little Boy We Fostered

One night I went to bed as a mother of two, surrounded by My Little Pony and soft teddy bears. The following day an almost three-year-old […]
November 12, 2018

You Were Tiny, But You Were Loved

I remember the positive pregnancy test. We had only decided to try for a baby and I’d heard all the stories saying it could take months. […]