Adventures in sun-cream application (product review – La Roche-Posay)

Office Mum: photo of La Roche-Posay suncream

I wonder sometimes if as a nation we all suffer from a little bit of Seasonal Affective Disorder - or at least if there's any science behind the national mood-lift that takes place every time the sun comes out. "Imagine if it was like this all the time," we say, "Sure we'd never leave the country ...

Mumager workshop – back to work

Office Mum post: Mumager logo

A room full of working mothers, hundreds of enthusiastic conversations, two inspirational coaches, sun streaming through the windows, and all the croissants we could eat - the Mumager workshop was starting out well. There's something very uplifting about spending a day with like-minded people - with women who have similar aspirations and similar concerns. The realisation ...

Swapping paper plates for customised mugs: Colorines Wonderful

office mum colorines wonderful mug

For two weeks last month we were kitchenless. Two weeks of paper plates, cereal spills, microwaved mashed potato and washing dishes in the bathroom. Then finally, we got our kitchen back, except it was bigger and brighter and not falling apart. And very aptly, on the first day that our new kitchen was open for ...

Product Review: Beltlock – keeping seatbelts closed!

Office Mum product review: photo of beltlock

Do your kids ever open seat-belts while you're driving? Or accidentally open a sibling's seat-belt when opening their own - the one that's supposed to stay closed because it's holding a car-seat in place? We don't have a problem with the first situation but the second is a regular annoyance. And OK, it's not always the ...

Product Review: Veronica’s Snacks

Office Mum review of Veronica

I was asked recently if I'd like to try Veronica's Snacks - a relatively new company, started just last year by mum of three Veronica Kenneally. I'm a sucker for a start-up, an Irish company, a mum running her own business. And I like crisps. So I said yes please. My crisps arrived a few days ...

Product review: MikaB Teething Jewellery

My baby is not so much a teether, more of a biter. Happily for him and for me, he hasn’t ever gone through a really painful teething period, but he does love a good bite. Of anything. My shoulder. My handbag strap. His sister’s leg. Dolls’ legs. Blankets. My husband’s nose. Anything.  Whenever he can. I ...