Office Mum stories – Tamara Whitney

Tamara Whitney - Office Mum

“My husband is the main carer for the children and always has been – as he left a job in the City of London to change career when I was pregnant with my first child” This week’s interview is with Tamara Whitney, a mother of two who works full-time, and has recently moved from the UK ...

Gender Quotas – Problem or Solution?

Gender Quotas Office Mum

Gender quotas – a progressive approach to equal opportunity, or unfair and ultimately counter-productive? I desperately want to believe that gender quotas are a good idea. Women, particularly women who are mothers, miss out on career opportunities, and if there’s a fix for that, I’m in. But with gender quotas, I’m still on the fence. So I've done some ...

Office Mum stories – Eithne O’Brien

Eithne O

“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 – Anna Frankland

Office Mum: Anna Frankland

“When I went back to work after having the twins I found that venture capital and looking after twin girls were not compatible!” This week, I hear from mother of three Anna Frankland, as she explains how she transitioned from working in venture capital in Sydney to setting up her own Pilates studio, Reform Pilates, in ...

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 ...

Office Mum stories – Tracy Gunn

Office Mum: Tracy Gunn Mumager photo

“Recently I was asked how I can say ‘no’ to work (which as a freelancer can be scary). My mantra is ‘every time I say yes to doing additional work, it means I’m saying no to being with the boys’. It makes the decision much easier” Originally from Scotland, Tracy moved to Ireland six years ago ...

Office Mum Stories – Dearbhalla Baviera

Office Mum interview: Dearbhalla Baviera

“Two of the main things that keep people in a situation where they are less than happy are lack of confidence and that fear of change that holds many people back” This week I talk to Dearbhalla Baviera, a mum of four, who has transitioned from a full-time role as a management consultant to setting up ...

Office Mum Stories – Yvonne Hogan

Yvonne Hogan

“I hate the housework with a passion but I would say the worst thing is the tiredness. I am sick of talking about how tired I am… I can't say there is any point in the week where I wouldn't take a nap if it was offered to me” This week I meet Yvonne Hogan, a ...

Office Mum stories – Helen Plass

Office Mum: Helen Plass

"Oh my God aren’t we desperate! Women are so hard on themselves and way too hard and judgmental of other women too" This week’s interview is with Helen Plass, owner of mumandbaby.ie a website for mothers-to-be and new mothers. She’s a yoga teacher, runs active birth workshops, hosts webinars, and is a mum of two little ...

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 ...