An open letter to the person in the place

I've read many "an open letter to" posts in the last few years. Sometimes they're angry, sometimes conciliatory, and  sometimes empathetic. In particular, I've read posts about supermarket confrontations - women who have been judged for their parenting, or had some kind of less than pleasant encounter. I wondered when my day would come - ...

An Unfinished Guide To Feeding Fussy Kids

Pasta - office mum

I accidentally ate a smidge of banana yesterday, and the kids were in convulsions watching my own near-convulsion when I realised what was in my mouth. Most people have at least one food they can't bear, and for me it's bananas. (Shudder) I'll eat pretty much anything else though, and I was the same as a ...

Breathing In All The Spaces

I promised myself (not just an in-the-air promise – an actual written down promise) that the next time I had a lull, I’d take a morning for myself. And here I am – almost all current deadlines met, book edits on the way but not here yet – doing just that. I’m getting my hair ...

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 ...