Snapshot

Lemon and poppy-seed cake - Office Mum

What are you reading, listening to, watching, eating, drinking, looking forward to, worrying about . . ? That's the question Maud from Awfully Chipper asked herself - then asked everyone else - a snapshot of what's going on right now. So here's mine: Reading I'm reading and really enjoying Distress Signals by Irish writer Catherine Ryan Howard ...

Motherhood and Feminism and Being Let Down

Clothesline - Office Mum

Has motherhood been let down by feminism? I was sent this article today and it brings up some really interesting points. The person who sent me the link told me she misses her career, but knows she’d miss her kids more if she was working full-time, so she’s staying at home for now. She feels ...

11 essential tools that help me to be a moderately mediocre parent

tea - office mum

These are just my own personal essential parenting tools - they're not by any means universal - but without them, I suspect I'd be in some kind of institution at this stage. In no particular order: 1. Kids' TV TV saves my life every evening. Take yesterday for example. There were fourteen children running around my kitchen ...