Shirley Murray, Author at The M Word

Shirley Murray

April 10, 2019

I Knew I Would Cry

Somehow when you cross the threshold of the Friary, passing through the immaculate silver gates and across the bumpy cattle grid the world outside ceases to […]
March 31, 2019

Ditching The Shame, The Guilt And The Scales

We are rarely happy with our bodies, ain’t that the truth.  We look upon women with perfect figures who carry off the latest styles with ease […]
March 12, 2019

When Social Media Is Anything But

So here we are again, on the cusp of another International Women’s Day – all ready to celebrate empowerment, achievement and resilience.  We will hold up […]
March 3, 2019

So Are School Days Really The Best Days?

We always hear the saying ‘school days are the best days of your life’ and have found myself almost trotting out that old line to my […]
December 30, 2018

Living With… Long Hairs Eveywhere!

Surely I’m not the only one who has gone into Penny’s and bought a job lot of hair elastics? I recently bought a pack of 100 […]
January 8, 2018
December 16, 2018

Christmas As A Single Parent When It Isn’t Your Turn

Most of us parents look forward to Christmas don’t we? Yes it can be so stressful trying to find money for gifts, budget for food and […]
December 11, 2018

How To Do Disneyland Paris on a Budget

We all want to take our kids to Disneyland don’t we? They grow up with Snow White and Nemo, Toy Story and Spiderman and we would […]
November 24, 2018

It’s Hard To Make Friends As A Grown-Up

Facebook is awash with motivational and inspirational quotes, shared by many of us at our lowest point to try and put into words how we are […]