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.
A letter to me, the new mum 6 min read
"You’ll probably never shake off the guilty feeling that Elliott will transition fully onto formula by the time he is three months old and will always wonder if it’s somehow your fault or if you just didn’t try hard enough...
Please stop telling me to have another child 4 min read
My husband and I have recognised that being parents of just one child is what’s right for us. I shouldn’t need to explain and I most certainly don’t need to justify our decision.