Reverb 10: Wonder, Let Go, Make

Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year? Largely by attempting to understand the perspective of my baby son. Again with the baby! But really, this was brought home by a visiting midwife in my postnatal checks who said that a newborn is experiencing hunger, thirst, temperature, touch, many sounds and many positions all at once in the same few days. So I began by talking to him, and agreeing that it was a strange strange world he’d found himself in. And later, it became a game of trying to understand what it’s like … Continue reading Reverb 10: Wonder, Let Go, Make

Your women's networking event; mothers need to plan

This post is inspired by a specific event, but I have contacted the organisers privately with a specific complaint/suggestion, so I’m not posting this publicly to slam them, or naming them here. But I think the ideas are more generally useful. If you run career networking events for women (or anyone! but it’s more obvious if they’re targeted at women) you need to make it possible for mothers to attend them. Not all women are mothers, but a substantial fraction are. How can you do this? Well, childcare for children from 0 to 12 or so would be awesome, but … Continue reading Your women's networking event; mothers need to plan