Why today's families are getting smaller—and smaller 5 min read
Society increasingly defines women by their professional success, rather than the way they run a home. Perhaps that’s one reason we are having fewer children than ever before.
I nearly snatched the pram back from her hands 😲 5 min read
"As she lifted the pram into the boot of her car, I had to fight the rising urge to ask for it back."
Pregnant in a pandemic 4 min read
When COVID-19 arrived in Australia, I was 20 weeks into my third pregnancy, making it one of my biggest challenges yet.
How a conversation saved my life 5 min read
The first time I tried to kill myself, I was just 12 years old. . . . Over the next eight years, I would try to take my life another 13 times—coming pretty close a few times.
Our business would not exist without our six-year-old 3 min read
Spencer is seven now, but he was only six when he came up with the idea for our family business.
Suffering. For me, it’s personal 7 min read
As I write this, my dear friend Brenda has just died. She was 36 and leaves a husband and three children, the youngest of whom is a five-month-old baby.
I was a workaholic—and then I had kids 3 min read
"I'm the CEO and founder of several insurance businesses in the UK and Australia. I have over 200 staff . . . but the truth is that being a parent is by far the most challenging undertaking I’ve ever engaged...
My kids didn't expect this after they failed to do their chores—again 3 min read
"I knew Jacob needed a consequence for his inaction, but all I could think about were the chores that awaited me, and here I was doing his simple chore on top of it!"
Caring for my disabled child: "This phase won't pass" 10 min read
I have had parents say to me “well my child never tells me what happens at school anyway!”, like it’s the same thing. Don’t be that person.