In Defence of Help

A few months ago, on my way to an appointment, I met my daughter's childminder in the park. Eleanor heard her voice, clapped her hands in delight, and tried to undo her buggy straps so she could run to her. I handed off Eleanor in her buggy, along with her backpack of snacks and necessary …

On Loss

About five months ago, feeling a little queasy and lightheaded, I took a pregnancy test. A very faint positive showed up.  My daughter was about 18 months old at the time, my husband and I knew we wanted more children, and the spacing seemed perfect. But my immediate reaction was a choking panic. My pregnancy …

The Winning Team

  Before we had our daughter, my husband and I talked about what we wanted our family life to look like. He has a fairly intense career that he loves, which requires a lot of travel and long hours. I knew I wanted to work on my coaching business part time and also have time …