Róisín Burke, Author at The M Word

Róisín Burke

April 7, 2019

They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore – My Amazing Grandad

Grandad was fantastic for one liners, the advice and some banter. It is true, you can’t put an old head on young shoulders but you can […]
March 26, 2019
Toughen My Boy Up

Should I Try To Toughen Up My Little Boy?

During the holidays we had visitors and made plenty of visits ourselves. I watched my little man interacting with children his own age, some younger and […]
March 8, 2019
Women's Rights

Today We Remember ‘Women’s Rights Are Human Rights’

Inequality in pay made headlines in the media, again, last month. The wage gap between men and women working in scientific research and development positions is […]
January 21, 2019

Calling Time On… Those Things I Said Before Becoming a Parent

If you’re a parent and invoke these pearls of wisdom I don’t find it all that troubling. After all you have proper experience with a little […]
January 15, 2019

Why I’ve Never Regretted Having A Child Free Wedding

Our wedding was an adult only affair, with the exception of my four nephews who were part of the bridal party. It caused some consternation. Although […]
January 8, 2018
December 10, 2018

Calling Time On… Giving Sweets Without Permission

My son came home recently showcasing a lollipop wrapper… I am not a fan of lollies. At all. Confused, I queried my husband, where was our […]
November 27, 2018

I Look Like An Adult, I Sound Like An Adult… But I Don’t Feel Like One

When I was in my teens I always felt my oldest sister, who is eight years my senior, was very grown up. I admired and looked […]
November 12, 2018

Why Does The Mum Automatically Become The Responsible One?

We live in such a modern world, one which is vastly different to the last century. Technology has developed at a phenomenal rate, medical and scientific […]