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 ...

The Office Christmas Special

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Little black dresses, large gins, lots of shots. Speeches, spills, too many beers, late night tears. Every Christmas party ever. New dresses bought each year, sparkles everywhere - eyeshadow, clutches and heels. Glamorous venues like Powerscourt and Luttrelstown and the Guinness Storehouse. Drinks then buses then drinks then food then drinks and more drinks. Important questions about the ...