No-FOMO – the stuff I’m not missing

Cheltenham - Office Mum

Some friends of mine are meeting for dinner on Friday, and I can't go. The pull to cancel my plans in order to join them is strong - hovering at the fringes of my mind ever since I saw the email. I'll resist, but I'll be wondering if it's a good night, if they'll be ...

Man wears same suit every day for a year – but sometimes a suit is just a suit

Office Mum: dresses

Have you read about Karl Stefanovic, the Australian TV presenter who wore the same suit every day for a year? He decided to do it to prove that men escape the kind of scrutiny to which women are routinely subjected. Co-host Lisa Wilkinson had given a speech last year about sexism, which prompted Stefanovic to try his social experiment. ...

Overthinking it at the hairdressers

Office Mum post: Russian Vogue hairdresser photo

I recently had my hair-cut. It's an experience that is in theory very relaxing - an enforced hour of peace and quiet. Time spent reading magazines or Twitter, drinking coffee, and being looked after - being the centre of attention. So a functional pampering - like going for a manicure or a facial, only less indulgent; ...