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.
We heard the words no parent should ever have to hear 6 min read
As a mother, you will do whatever you can to protect your babies, but what do you do when that option isn’t there?
“I would never take her life back, but I would also never knowingly let a child go through that.” 8 min read
Rachael Casella lost her seven-month-old daughter and three other babies during various stages of pregnancy. And she’s changing the world because of them.
"There were days I wished someone would take my son away from me." 7 min read
I was irritable and angry, snapping at the smallest things. I felt hopeless and dead inside.