Mammy knows best, as the saying goes, and when you pool together the tips of mothers all over the world, then you’ve got a wealth of wisdom.

Two Donegal mammies have done just that. Evelyn Mc Glynn from Ballybofey and Meg O’Gara from Glencolmcille have created the Mammy Handbook, just in time for Christmas.

The book will launch at an open event at 6pm on Friday 6th December in McElhinneys Ballybofey.

Its a sentimental, humourous, common sense, advice kind of book for all mothers, regardless of what stage of the mammy journey they are on.

Amazingly, Evelyn and Meg pulled this project together in just 30 days. It all started with a call to mothers all over the world asking for their wisdom and top tips on surviving the early years, enjoying the “Mammy you are amazing” years to be replaced by the “you know nothing” years, until one day they realise they have actually been responsible for shaping future generations.

Evelyn Mc Glynn and Meg O Gara

Evelyn and Meg, who are also both entrepreneurs, share a passion for books and motherhood. They are both at different stages of the ‘never-ending mammy apprenticeship’. Evelyn’s children are all grown-up aged 25, 27 and 30 and have flown the coop, while Meg’s children are aged 2, 3 and she has another arrival on the way in 2020.

Their life and mammy experiences contrast nicely – Meg has a background in psychology and autism and a career in mental health and special needs, while Evelyn is the blogger behind Donegal Mammy, a marketing consultant and qualified Life Coach. 

“Together we have an understanding of what to expect at all stages of motherhood, what us mothers feel guilty about and how to value the wisdom of all other mothers, just like the mums who contributed to this book,” they said.

“This book is packed full of top tips from mothers spanning the globe. It’s a book where you and women like you are the expert and their voice is heard; covering all ages of motherhood from the early years to the empty nest.”

How to muddle through the madness – and survive – is the essence of this special manual, which will make for a great present for any mum this Christmas or Mother’s Day. 

The Mammy Handbook launches on Friday 6th December and is available to pre-order now on