Hayfever – Practical Tips and Literal Solutions

Boots hayfever bundles - office mum

Until my mid-twenties, I thought hayfever was something limited to children, limited to summer, and limited to people who sat around in fields of hay, rubbing sheaves of dry grass in their eyes. That last one is a slight exaggeration, but really I didn’t think of it as debilitating, and I didn’t think it would ...

Five Go Out On The Ice – Christmas World Review

Christmas World - office mum

"Mum, help me skate!" said my smallest, during our first few minutes out on the ice at Christmas World last week. "Eh, I don't know how to skate," I told him, reaching a hand helplessly towards him, but unable to make my way across the ice. If you've been ice skating and can remember your first time, ...

Women’s Executive Health Screening – Review and Giveaway!

Smithfield, Charter Medical - Office Mum

Apart from an unfortunate incident with a laundry basket which resulted in a broken finger (I knew laundry was dangerous) I haven't needed medical attention very often over the years, and happily for me, I'm rarely at the GP. However the downside of this is that there's no regular general check-up, not to mind anything more ...

A Place You Have To Go Twice – Kenmare Bay Hotel

Out for dinner in Kenmare 7 years ago

Back when I had two-under-two, I found that going anywhere further than the local shop was a challenge. Actually, even going to the local shop was a challenge. So when the smallest was nine weeks old, and the biggest was a whopping 23 months old, we were understandably nervous setting off on our very first ...

Into The West – Review of The Connacht Hotel & What to do With One Day in Galway

Arrival at the Connacht

Eight years ago, I went along to the Saturday Night Show in RTÉ, and came away with a one-for-everybody-in-the-audience night in a hotel. So we duly booked our night, and headed off to Clane with our then seven-month-old. We weren't quite sure how staying in hotels with babies worked, but everyone else seemed to do ...

Santa Science at Imaginosity with Three Very Different Kids

Science workshop Imaginosity office mum

I have three kids. Sometimes they're all very similar - like when all of them cry at once because I turn off the TV or when they all beg for a second advent calendar sweet. And sometimes they're all quite different. On Sunday, at a Santa Science Lab in Imaginosity, I had the different kids. The first was Enthusiastic ...

Santa Visit Review – Airfield Estate Christmas Experience

Airfield Christmas at dusk - Office Mum

Dusk. A mild November evening, with a huge purple sky above, and twinkly lights visible in the distance. They ran, one following the other, through the falling darkness. They'd just seen real reindeer, and now they wanted to take a peek into Santa's bedroom. Rushing, single-minded, single-file. We had arrived at the Airfield Estate Christmas Experience ...