Shirley Murray, Author at The M Word

Shirley Murray

October 10, 2018

Living With…. A Tight Budget

I have a good job, a really job in fact and would probably be considered to have a decent enough salary.  I’m not on the poverty […]
October 9, 2018

Accept Your Body, And I’ll Accept Mine

The whole debate around fatness has burned brightly over the past few months.  It’s been going on for years but recently it seems to have reignited, […]
October 8, 2018

Emma Was Not The Only One

Yesterday greeted us all with the heartbreaking news that cervical cancer patient, Emma Mhic Mhathuna sadly passed away.  Like most of the people of Ireland, I […]
October 8, 2018

Calling Time On… Hours of Homework

You pull up outside the school gates alongside all of the other parents, waiting for your little darling to skip out from the school with a […]
September 26, 2018

Even If You Look Like Crap, Get In The Picture Mums!

I think we have all mastered the art of the selfie by now – make sure the lighting is right, angle the camera upwards to make […]
January 8, 2018
September 19, 2018

When Cancer Came to Visit

I don’t mind admitting it, I don’t think I even know what my cervix was as a teenager.  I’m sure it was covered in those cringey […]
September 18, 2018

Suddenly Single

Remember the simplicity of being single in your 20’s, in particular during the 90s? The weekend began on a Thursday night with a cheesy 80s night […]
August 29, 2018

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 […]