Meet the Newtown mammy who "farts
Maria Rushe tells her children she's a mythical
creature who "farts glitter".
And she's also a successful blogger who's just been
shortlisted in the country's top blog awards for her
hilarious take on motherhood.
Maria, who pens the hugely-successful ‘Secrets of
S-Mum’ blog, made it through the long-list of
thousands onto the short-list before her blog was
selected for two categories in last week's national
finals in Dún Laoghaire.
'Secrets of S-Mum' was a finalist in two categories:
Best Parenting Blog and Best Blog Post for "I am
“I was just so delighted to have been nominated, and
I never expected to get shortlisted, never mind to
the final," said teacher Maria who lives with
fitness instructor husband Emmet and their two
children in Newtowncunningham.
Donegal teacher and
blogger Maria Rushe enjoys the Ireland Blog Awards
2016 in Dún Laoghaire.
"I blog for fun and
never anticipated being included in such a huge
national awards process.
“It was amazing just to be there on the night and to
see my wee blog up there beside established and well
known bloggers," added Maria who teaches English at
Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny.
"I tell it as it is: the good, the bad and the ugly.
Other mums and dads seem to like that and it's
important that the 'other side' of parenting is
portrayed to society, not just the cliché of what
perfect or ideal or acceptable parenting is.”
Maria's latest blog instalment involves a
re-enactment of a car journey with her daughter
involving, erm, farts and unicorns:
"Well it wasn’t me. Anyway, you know Mammy only