Office Mum stories – Mary Holmes

Mary Holmes Ruby Seven Office Mum

“It can often be hard putting on my coat and heading out to work in the evening. Both from the point of view of missing story and bedtime and also after a long day it’s hard to ignore the sofa calling!”  This week I meet Mary Holmes, a Dublin based mother, and owner of Ruby Seven, ...

Office Mum stories – Claire Byrne

Claire Byrne Office Mum

“We haven’t made it easy in this country for women or for young families. We say that we want everyone to be productive members of society, but then we haven’t put the supports in place for people with young children who want to go back to work. I think this should be top of the ...

The 7 Lessons This Working Mother is Trying to Teach

Her Family Lessons Office Mum Andrea Mara

I'm guilty of feeling guilty. Too much. Worrying about the time I spend away from the kids. Worrying that because both of us work, they're missing out. Worrying that I'll regret it all some day. I know that I have to work for the income, but I also know that I like working. Which of course just adds to the guilt. While ...

Office Mum stories – Eithne O’Brien

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“I think a woman can do anything in the work place but they need strong support at home.  Too often the role of men isn’t considered enough” In this week’s interview, I speak to Eithne O’Brien who works as a Journalist with RTE producing and presenting reports for the flag-ship Current Affairs programme Prime Time. Married ...

Office Mum stories – Tric Kearney

Office Mum: Tric Kearney

“I have discovered in recent years that the world I thought I'd left when I chose to stay at home, is still out there and it is up to me to go find it once more. A task I am enjoying pursuing” This week I meet Tric Kearney, mom to four children, two at college, one ...

Office Mum Stories – Suzy Addis

Office Mum interview with Suzy

“It’s a privilege to have a front row seat for these years of her childhood and I’m very grateful for it” This week I meet Suzy, who is the proud owner of one husband, one daughter, and one very demanding dog. She blogs at The Airing Cupboard, which is a heavily edited and much glamourised version ...

Apple and Facebook Are Paying for Egg-freezing – But at What Cost?

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So Facebook and Apple are paying for female employees to freeze their eggs, to enable them to continue working for longer before having children, according to NBC news this week. It’s billed as the latest in a series of benefits provided by the corporate giants, as part of what’s termed a “perks arms race”. But what message ...

From the Experts: Tips for Working Mothers

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Since starting Office Mum, I’ve been fortunate to get to know some really inspiring women who work in the area of helping mothers to balance careers with family. They’ve very kindly joined forces to contribute to this post, in order to give you some of their top tips for juggling work and home – setting ...

Office Mum stories – Barbara Scully

Office Mum interview: Barbara Scully

“Me, who had always had a title - Travel Agent, Teacher, PRO – now found myself with the title of Housewife?  And I wasn’t going to call myself that for a minute.  Only because it is a very stupid title – I never married a house” Back after the holidays, the weekly interview series resumes with ...

Mumager workshop – back to work

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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 ...