Jennifer Ryan, Author at The M Word

Jennifer Ryan

November 12, 2018

Calling Time On…The Dreaded Winter Coughs

Ah those lovely summery days….what’s not to love? There’s less rain than usual, long bright days, lovely (not lovely) early starts if you have young kids […]
November 9, 2018
Son's Birth

And Yesterday I Cried

‘The obligation for working mothers is a very precise one: the feeling that one ought to work as if one did not have children, while raising […]
November 7, 2018

How Do You Know When You Know?!

Some people say, ‘If you’re wondering, then you already know you’re not done yet’. Others seem certain on a pre-defined number, and are ok with sticking […]
November 6, 2018

Why I’ve Become Unapologetic About My Parenting

Parenting is a minefield. From the get go, you decide you want to do it all as best you can. You want your child to be […]
November 4, 2018

You Can Keep Your Guilt, Thanks

Each morning, Monday to Friday, for the last 10 minutes of my commute to work just before I walk into the office building, I try and […]
January 8, 2018
October 30, 2018

I’m Not Sure What To Do With My Frozen Embryos

Every so often I get asked ‘ So… are you going to try again for a girl now that you have two boys?’ What an odd […]
October 28, 2018
Parenting

Parenting Is….. Congratulating Yourself For Outwitting INFANTS

As a Mother every so often I get all deep and philosophical and wonder.. What IS Parenting? What does it MEAN to be a mother? WHAT […]
October 28, 2018

Stop With The Self-Imposed Guilt, Already

I recently wrote a post about the guilt of being a working mother that I constantly feel, and since I posted it, reminding myself of the […]