It’s that looking-ahead-while-looking-back time of year, and since I’m still in pyjamas and eating the last of the Butlers chocolates, I’m staying firmly in looking-back mode. And I’m taking the lead from Sadhbh of Where Wishes Come From again this year and joining her annual linky to round up my favourite 17 blog-related things from 2017: 1.
It’s that irresistible round-up time of year, and I’m jumping on the bandwagon – taking the lead from Sadhbh of Where Wishes Come From, and joining her linky to round-up my favourite 15 blog-related things from 2015. Well, mostly blog-related – there’s a bit of slippage into real-life too. 1. My favourite post
I’m delighted to introduce a first ever guest post on Office Mum this week; Kate Gunn is a mother, blogger and freelancer. She spent her 20’s travelling, her 30’s getting married and having babies, and is now hitting her 40’s newly single and back living in her old home town in Co.
Today, just today, if I wanted to write about a topic that really interests me, the truth is, that would be on writing. Not parenting, not women in the workplace, just writing. I’m not sure it’s all that interesting for anyone else, but if you’ll indulge me for just one day, that’s what
Friday morning was not going well. Our final day off both work and school so it was supposed to be perfect, but kids don’t really get the whole “let’s do everything possible to make this a good day” thing. By 8am, the six-year-old was downstairs crying because nobody was helping
Once upon a time, there were people who became artists and writers and entrepreneurs, and then there was everyone else who watched from the sidelines. People who worked in banks and hospitals and estate agents and supermarkets. People who made career decisions at sixteen or seventeen; who put aside creative
It’s New Year’s Day and there are familiar signs that Christmas is nearly over – the tree branches are starting to droop and wilt, the new toys are scattered all over the house, and the last few Heroes have been eaten (except the Eclairs and Fudges). Each year, I think
On Monday I attempted to convert my blog to a new website. This involved googling to get code to copy somewhere deep inside the hidden vaults of the new website. Not an easy task but what’s the worst that could happen? If it didn’t work, I’d use that nice back
Welcome to the new Office Mum website! It looks a slightly different, but it should still do what it’s supposed to do – let me know if it doesn’t, pretty please 🙂 If you used to subscribe by email, you’ll need to do so again by putting your email address
I check my phone – the top bar is lit up with little symbols that meant nothing two years ago but mean a little more than they should right now. A tiny bird that tells me someone on Twitter is talking to me. A familiar “F” to indicate that someone
Today is my blog’s six month anniversary and by happy coincidence, the nice people at Zinio have given me some free subscriptions to online magazines to give away! happy half birthday! (image credit goodtoknow.co.uk) They have a huge choice of titles available – I’ve picked out just some of them here:Elle, Tatler
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you picked it up from Twitter or Facebook – it’s not news that we’re getting most of our, well, news, entertainment, information and of course blog posts, from social media. And this includes parenting information – who do parents talk to when they
It started on Monday morning when rushing around getting ready for work, I tripped over a basket of clean washing (it was clean, somehow that matters) and sprained my finger. Just my little finger on my left hand, but oh my, the pain, and oh goodness, the ramifications. I couldn’t
It’s after midnight, and like any mum whose baby wakes somewhere between 1am and 5am, I’m tucked up in bed, fast asleep, getting some precious zzz’s in before it all kicks off. Except of course I’m not – I’m sitting up watching tv, finishing a glass of wine, and tapping out