Office Mum stories – Teresa Hanley

For the 85th interview in the series (!) I have something a little bit different - Teresa Hanley is a 52-year-old mother and grandmother who has just packed up her permanent, secure job and moved from Ireland to Australia. This is her story: Thank you Teresa for taking part in the interview series! So let’s start with ...

Office Mum stories – Helen O’Beirne

Helen O’Beirne was born and raised in Blackrock in Dublin, and is the youngest in a family of four kids. She met her husband Donal in college, and they have three children together. Helen is Global Head of HR for Morgan McKinley, a professional services recruitment firm. Helen, thank you for taking part in this interview ...

Office Mum stories – Sophie Cafolla

The first of this year’s interviewees is Sophie Cafolla, a Dublin mother of one. Having worked in events and marketing for years, she recently stepped away from this to set up her own business. She talks about the importance of her relationship with her husband, the "always on" element of business ownership, and being sure she ...

January, I okay you.

On Monday morning, when I called the kids for school, they had many questions. Here are just some of them: "Is it Saturday, can I watch TV? Okay, well even though it's Monday, can I watch TV because it's still kind of Christmas?" "It's still the middle of the night, right? It's sooooo dark, it can't be ...

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Pools Cambrlls Park - Office Mum

It's that looking-ahead-while-looking-back time of year, and since I'm still in pyjamas and eating the last of the Butlers chocolates, I'm staying firmly in looking-back mode. And I'm taking the lead from Sadhbh of Where Wishes Come From again this year and joining her annual linky to round up my favourite 17 blog-related things from 2017: 1. My favourite post The post I most ...

The Midwinter Break

Outside, the garden is shrouded in fog, but the kids haven’t noticed, because they’re on the couch watching Gumball. They’re eating melted butter toast. I’m drinking coffee. They’re in pyjamas, and for the first morning since sometime back in August, they can stay in them. No swimming, no hockey, no football, no school. Nowhere to ...