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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 ...

The Case Against Homework – Why I Wish We Could Ban It

"S. Q." *sniffle* "U. I." *sniffle* "R. R. E. L." *full-blown tears* That was my five-year-old one evening recently, doing his spellings for his upcoming test. It was 5.30pm and I really should have stopped at that point, but I figured if he could just get the spellings done, we'd leave the tricky-word revision for another day. I was chatting ...

Office Mum Stories – Rhonda Doyle

Rhonda Doyle has been working with eBay since they first set up in Dublin in 2004, taking on a number of different roles as the company expanded. She lives in Sandymount, Dublin with her son Jack and husband Jeff. Here, she talks about the benefits of flexible working, the challenge to find me-time, and why ...