By MELISSA WELLHAM

What a week it’s been in the Mamamia office. There were the Oscars. We’ve had our new group of Semester 1, 2013 interns starting work. And there was an excessive amount of cake consumed in honour of Nat’s birthday.

For those of you who have only just started playing along at home, Open Post is many things.

It’s a place to hear about what’s been going on in the Mamamia office; and a place to share what’s been going on in your life. You can share workplace dramas or cute family moments; we want to hear everything from (polite) political diatribes to what TV shows you can’t stop watching this week.

Things have been a little hectic at Mamamia for the past week or so. Working on a website – which exists on the World Wide Web and so is, by definition, global – means that no matter where you are, it’s possible to be ‘at work’.

The Academy Awards (and subsequent after parties) unfortunately weren’t scheduled to take into consideration the real lives of the Mamamia team, and Style and Beauty editor Nicky worked tirelessly to bring you galleries of the most impressive (and, well, underwhelming) outfits, including the celebrities who wore not one or two but three dresses on the night. Take a look:

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Putting aside the excitement of the Oscars, last week Mia and Jamila were working from Melbourne (you can read all about it here) – which led to morning meetings with everyone trying to talk loudly into a single iPhone at once (sheer anarchy), awkward conversations in cabs (Jamila: “Yes, let’s write about nipple slips!” Taxi driver: “Excuse me Miss? I hope you don’t mind me asking but…where do you work?”), and thousands upon thousands of emails exchanged.

It made me marvel at the wonderment of the internet. With much of our team (namely Bec and Kate) working from interstate and writers and readers all over the country, being online is the only way we can all keep in touch. Wahoo for the web, huh?

And for your further amusement, here’s what been happening over at Mamamia’s Instagram page. (If you’re not following us on Instagram then WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? We’re available on the handle @mamamiaaus):

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birth photoBirth, for all its pain and messiness, is beautiful – and so are the powerful mothers who deliver. Do you have an amazing birth photo? Share it at iVillage. Send your photos to [email protected] to be included in a gallery. Editors Lana and Alana have already shared theirs. Click here to check them out.

So that’s what’s going on in our world. Wherever you are currently located in Australia – or indeed the planet – what’s going on in yours?

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