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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 ...

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Kia Ora farm

It's that irresistible round-up time of year, and I'm jumping on the bandwagon - taking the lead from Sadhbh of Where Wishes Come From, and joining her linky to round-up my favourite 15 blog-related things from 2015. Well, mostly blog-related - there's a bit of slippage into real-life too. 1. My favourite post The one that meant most to me ...

Motherhood, Friendship, the Internet and Me – a Guest Post from Kate Gunn

Kate Gunn - guest post on Office Mum

I'm delighted to introduce a first ever guest post on Office Mum this week; Kate Gunn is a mother, blogger and freelancer. She spent her 20's travelling, her 30's getting married and having babies, and is now hitting her 40's newly single and back living in her old home town in Co. Wicklow. You can find her ...

Pesky Ponies and Image Blog Awards Short-list

Office Mum : My little pony

Friday morning was not going well. Our final day off both work and school so it was supposed to be perfect, but kids don't really get the whole "let's do everything possible to make this a good day" thing. By 8am, the six-year-old was downstairs crying because nobody was helping her to get her breakfast (what ...

Net the Leveller

Office Mum post: photo of Justin Bieber

Once upon a time, there were people who became artists and writers and  entrepreneurs, and then there was everyone else who watched from the sidelines. People who worked in banks and hospitals and estate agents and supermarkets. People who made career decisions at sixteen or seventeen; who put aside creative aspirations or entrepreneurial tendencies in ...

International Women’s Day – don’t forget the good stuff

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Just like poetry and jazz (International Jazz Day and World Poetry Day really do exist) women have a dedicated day each year to champion our cause - this is in spite of making up 50% of the population. And no doubt we still need it. Maybe there will be a time in the future when people wonder why we have ...