A book for women who happen to be parents
House Dublin was packed with family, friends and supporters of Maia Dunphy last night (Tuesday October 17) for the launch of her first book The M Word. Familiar faces in the crowd included Maia’s husband the comedian Johnny Vegas, Aengus Mac Grianna, Nora Casey and Yvonne Connolly. On launching the book Yvonne said ’The M Word is a book of reassurance, it makes you laugh and feel that everyone is in the same boat’. Check out the photos from the launch over on our Facebook page.
Blogger and TV presenter Maia Dunphy is much-loved by women everywhere for her girl-next-door relatability and a non-judgmental curiosity, which brilliantly explores how we live now. As a new mum, her focus has shifted to the pressures of modern motherhood and in her first book she shares her experiences of dealing with unwanted advice, sleep deprivation, competitive parenting and dirty nappies.
Inspired by the blog of the same name, The M Word provides an antidote to the constant judgement that being a mother brings. Covering everyday trivialities, traumas and even occasional moments of parenting bliss, this hilarious and brilliantly observed look at what being a mum entails provides a dose of light relief for mothers everywhere who are fed up with the pressure to do it all whilst running on two hours’ sleep and wearing baby-puke-covered clothes. Read this and relax, you’re doing fine!
Maia Dunphy is a blogger, author, broadcaster and television producer. She has written and produced for leading RTÉ comedies such as Podge and Rodge and Zig and Zag, and has made 12 female-centric documentaries for RTÉ, including What Women Want and Maia Dunphy’s The Truth About series. She is much loved by women everywhere for her girl-next-door relatability and a non-judgemental curiosity, which brilliantly explores how we live now. The M Word is inspired by Maia’s blog of the same name which she set up to share her thoughts and experiences of grappling with being a new mum. Pretty soon she had gathered a large community of like-minded mums around her to laugh, cry and rant about the trials and tribulations of parenting. Covering everything from to family, work and fun, The M Word now has an average reach of over 500,000 people every week. Maia lives between Dublin and London with her very modern blended family.