Office Mum stories – Laura Kenny

office mum interview  - photo of Laura Kenny

“I did start off a level above my husband when we were both working in the same company doing similar jobs. While I started off ahead, he moved much, much faster through the career ladder” In this week’s interview, I meet Laura Kenny, a working mother of two living in the sunny south-east. She writes the ...

A six year old’s take on all things Motherish for Mother’s Day

Office Mum: six year old interviewee

I wrote a Mother's Day post for eumom and hadn't intended to write another one here, but then my six year old told me about a game they had played in school - all about mums. Taking her turn along with each of her classmates, she was asked to tell everyone what her mother's name ...

Office Mum stories – Looking for Blue Sky

Office Mum interview - photo of Looking for Blue Sky

“When asked aged 8 what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered ‘Prime Minister’!  I must have been insufferably precocious….” Back after a St. Patrick’s Day break, the weekly interview series resumes with the writer behind Looking for Blue Sky – she’s a Dublin-based lone parent of three children, two of whom have ...

24 practical tips for working parents: balancing work and home

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Arriving home from work one evening last week, I realised that there was a big, weetabixy handprint encrusted on the back of my trousers. Just about toddler-hug height. There since before I left the house at 7am; visible all day at work. Morto, as they say. Oh well, no time to sit around hand-wringing; there was ...

Away with the fairies

Office Mum photo of Emmie

  You never know what day it is - the first sound I hear every morning is the light patter of your small bare feet, and the first words I hear are "Is it morning? What day is it today mummy?" And if I say that it's Saturday, you sometimes ask "Am I going to pre-school today mummy?" And maybe ...

Product Review: Veronica’s Snacks

Office Mum review of Veronica

I was asked recently if I'd like to try Veronica's Snacks - a relatively new company, started just last year by mum of three Veronica Kenneally. I'm a sucker for a start-up, an Irish company, a mum running her own business. And I like crisps. So I said yes please. My crisps arrived a few days ...

8 Rules of Lent from the 1980s

Office Mum post 8 Rules of 1980s Lent

The Lent of my childhood in 1980s Ireland was driven by a complex set of rules and norms, some of which I've listed below: 1. "Giving up sweets" had many interpretations. It could in fact exclude crisps, cake and in extreme cases, even chocolate. And chocolatey sweets, like Minstrels, which were technically deemed to be chocolate ...