Office Mum stories: Laura Murray

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 " you don't have to be a SAHM to be a good parent. This is just how I can be a good parent"   This week's interview is with Laura Murray, a mum of one-and-a-bump who is at home full-time. She blogs at MyInternalWorld, and here she gives an honest picture of life as a stay-at-home mum. When I asked Laura ...

Office Mum stories: Carmel Harrington

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"I try hard not to compromise the kind of mother I want to be, by not letting work encroach on the children’s time.  But inevitably, deadlines need to be met" Next up, in this series of interviews with mothers, is Carmel Harrington, a sales manager turned stay-at-home-mother and now a published author. She is actually living the ...

office mum stories: Elizabeth McDonnell

“just because you have a uterus should not mean you can’t have a career;
you don’t have to leave your career aspirations in the maternity ward”

Continuing the series of interviews about being a mother and balancing work and home, I speak to Elizabeth McDonnell who is an optometrist and mother of four small children. She and her husband are also sharing their lives with chickens, hens, ducks, geese, turkeys and their beloved Alpacas.

“just because you have a uterus should not mean you can’t have a career;
you don’t have to leave your career aspirations in the maternity ward”

Continuing the series of interviews about being a mother and balancing work and home, I speak to Elizabeth McDonnell who is an optometrist and mother of four small children. She and her husband are also sharing their lives with chickens, hens, ducks, geese, turkeys and their beloved Alpacas.

Office Mum stories: Lorraine Keane

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  “I always say 'nobody died’ and then try and get on with it.  Women are natural multi-taskers so we tend to think we can 'do-it-all'.  In my experience, something has gotta give” Lorraine Keane, well-known Irish broadcaster, is this week's interviewee in the Office Mum interview series. In her capacity as Microsoft Ambassador, she is chatting about family life and ...

Office Mum stories: Nicola Finnerty

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“ Late night in front of the TV with a glass of wine is often where I get my best work done...and don't ask about cleaning, laundry or grocery shopping... that just happens on an as needed basis!” This week in the Office Mum interview series, I meet Nicola Finnerty, who is a Qualitative Researcher for ...

Office Mum stories: Naomi Lavelle

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"I think once you become a parent, guilt is inevitable"                              "I often feel like I am present physically but trying to work on something myself while doing homework/cooking dinner etc.  I feel like I may be around my children a lot of the ...

Office Mum stories: Caitríona Redmond

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This is the first in a series of interviews with mothers; chatting about home and work and family, and that elusive balance that we all seek. Topics range from childcare to career changes, working from home to stay-at-home mothers, setting up businesses, fitting in homework, the ever-present guilt, and mostly, not doing a lot of ironing. The ...