Schools are havens. Let’s stop them from all turning into hells.

My 5-year old’s hands are tiny. It’s winter so they’re dry and a bit cracked. Must remember to put on that heavy duty cream tonight. I brush my thumb down the back of her tiny hand as we walk into school on this chilly Friday morning. Kids and parents stream past, jumping, chattering, buzzing. I … Continue reading Schools are havens. Let’s stop them from all turning into hells.

Just because it doesn’t exist doesn’t mean it shouldn’t

Every day I’m faced with questions of principle and policy. What decisions can we make to improve the experiences of parents or of caregivers? The thing is, often optimization for one comes at the direct expense of the other. Those are the hardest to navigate because then we have to dig in and understand what’s … Continue reading Just because it doesn’t exist doesn’t mean it shouldn’t

Starting up? Why your product isn’t actually your product. It’s the mechanics.

You have an idea you can’t shake. Now it’s time to take action – you need the product that you can actually get started with. This is one of the hardest parts of the startup journey – moving from something that is so perfect in your mind to something tangible in the real world. The … Continue reading Starting up? Why your product isn’t actually your product. It’s the mechanics.

The crying that wouldn't stop. #myparenthoodstory

  I posted this 6 weeks into becoming a first time mother. My parenthood story got off to a rocky, disorienting start. A beautiful, precious, healthy child that wouldn’t stop crying. From 11am to well into the evening. No matter what I did. I couldn’t understand what I was doing wrong. Already everything 100 times … Continue reading The crying that wouldn't stop. #myparenthoodstory