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?”

The Pursuit of Balance: Plain Sailing or Pushing Against the Wind?

The pursuit of balance is not always plain sailing. In fact, often it seems that finding balance is more like pushing against the wind. I’ve observed this many times now through interviewing people for my blog. I start each interview asking my subject to put a figure on what they perceive to be their work:lifeContinue reading “The Pursuit of Balance: Plain Sailing or Pushing Against the Wind?”

A Fine Balance

The delicate work-life balance I’d carefully constructed was knocked off kilter at the start of the Coronavirus lockdown, when I took leave from my job in order to home-school and care for my three children and support my NHS key-worker husband. For as long as I can remember, I have been intent on balancing motherhood with a careerContinue reading “A Fine Balance”