A Creative and a Mother. Can You Be Both?

Why I'm back at work after my second, and what I'm trying to do differently

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I have just returned to Grey London from my second maternity leave. Before I waddled off into the sunset, everyone told me, "You won't come back to work after two … no one ever does." But after much umming and ahhhing and flirting with other options, I came back! And actually, it turns out, having another kid has made me more passionate about my career than ever before.

I could tell you the longhand version of my home birth, how it was the most Jaffa-cake-fueled-defining-moment-of-my-life, how it's made me feel empowered and unstoppable.



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