What’s in a Name?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the term “work-life balance” and how imperfect it is in summing up the issues that my blog addresses. Should alternate sides of any scale represent opposites? “Work” is not the opposite of “life”, therefore how valid are those words in ratio form? And, in turn, how helpful isContinue reading “What’s in a Name?”

Happy 1st Birthday, ‘A Fine Balance’!

Today marks a milestone moment in the life of my blog: a full year since the publication of my first post! And what better way to celebrate than to launch my brand new podcast…? My very first guest is teacher and ADHD expert, Soli Lazarus, who featured on my blog late last year. Unapologetic aboutContinue reading “Happy 1st Birthday, ‘A Fine Balance’!”

‘A Fine Balance’ Podcast Trailer – out today

It’s finally time to share the trailer for my podcast, which I’ll be launching next Monday, 26th July, to coincide with the first anniversary of my blog. This podcast has been a while in the making, not just because the time I have available to devote to it is fairly limited. The technical side hasContinue reading “‘A Fine Balance’ Podcast Trailer – out today”


Disappointment You shouldn’t have done You couldn’t have done You wouldn’t have done The things you did then… As sung pitch-perfectly by this woman, the late, great Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries. I’ve been thinking a lot about this song since England’s defeat in the Euros final. Imagining how it must feel for those playersContinue reading “Disappointment”

‘A Fine Balance’ Podcast – Coming Soon…

Since I started writing my blog, it’s been suggested to me on many occasions that it would make a great podcast. As an avid podcast listener, I can see the potential too. It hasn’t been something I’ve entertained seriously though, mainly because I was put off by the time commitment it would require, as wellContinue reading “‘A Fine Balance’ Podcast – Coming Soon…”

Parent Power

There is nothing ground-breaking about the theme I’ve recently noticed emerging from the interviews I’ve been conducting for my blog: the role that parents play on the balance that their children grow up to construct for themselves between “work” and everything else in life. I mean, the impact of parenting has been discussed and writtenContinue reading “Parent Power”

Do you want to feature in ‘A Fine Balance’?

Woohoo! I’ve reached the milestone of 10 published stories on my blog.   To mark this significant moment in my blog’s development, I’m putting out a call for new volunteers to feature in future posts. My aim is to create a collection of stories as diverse as possible and I’m interested in hearing from peopleContinue reading “Do you want to feature in ‘A Fine Balance’?”

Will the Real Imposter Please Stand Up?

A new online computer game has infiltrated my home this lockdown, and caught the attention of all three of my children. Readers with children of similar ages and tastes to mine may recognise the character in the image featured. For those that don’t, allow me to introduce “Imposter”.   The game in question is Among Us andContinue reading “Will the Real Imposter Please Stand Up?”