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; ...

Cry me a river (and then some)

office mum post: Piper Orange is the new black

I haven't stopped crying for two days - this is only slightly more crying than usual; fueled by goodbyes to teachers and to pre-school and to another chunk of childhood. I'm a crier. Anything sets me off. Some days, everything sets me off. Like yesterday. It started early, when a friend told me she is expecting her ...

13 fathers you really, really don’t want for your kids

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Sometimes he doesn’t pick up the kids’ clothes, and sometimes the same toys sit on the stairs for days, waiting patiently to be transported up or down. He might not spot the mess in the kitchen or the Lego on the floor. But the next time you have an inward eyeroll about your kids’ dad, ...

This is 40

office mum and Angelina Jolie

Walking past a poster for Disney's "Maleficent", I stopped to look at the evil Queen, noticing how striking she looked. Peering more closely, I spotted Angelina Jolie's name. And had a sudden realisation, that with just days to go before I turn forty, I'll never be Angelina Jolie. I mean, I was never actually going to be Angelina Jolie ...