15 May 2014

Returning to work (How to cope with a new world after a hiatus)

‘I’m having a baby!’ I announced at work.

After the initial wave of congratulations had subsided, conversation turned to the inevitable question. ‘Are you planning to return to work?’ asked my colleagues, some with amusement, others in tones more anxious. ‘I don’t really know at this point,’ was my truthful answer. What I did know was that it was going to be an important, serious and potential uncomfortable choice to make, and one that could be life-changing.

A year later, as I neared the end of my maternity leave and the manic feeding-changing-sleeping frenzy settled into a regular and...

Read the full article in the May/June 2014 issue of Today's Child


Request to read the original article via email for just 99p!
(T&C apply)

1415 words

UK publication


Words from the Wise

"I liked the piece very much"
John Feister
St. Anthony Messenger

"It's a great article"
Melody Tan
Associate Editor
Sign Of The Times

"That kind of article is perfect for our website"
Lydia Stone
Director Editorial Content
Together Moms

"It is well written, covers an important topic and provides helpful tips"
James D. Standish
Editor etc.

"I'd love to publish this"
Sandy Pedrogao
Oh Baby!

"It looks quite interesting!"
Kristy Pillinger
Nurture Parenting

"We really like your article, and we'd love to publish it. It's an excellent article"
Jill Snider Lum
Associate Publisher
Canadian Newcomer/Settlement Roadmap

"We find your ideas and your article to be quite interesting"
Nina Kruschwitz
Managing Editor
MIT Sloan Management Review

"It contains some useful ideas"
Bill O'Sullivan
Senior Managing Editor
The Washingtonian

"It works for maternity but applies to more than just women with a new baby. The intro caught my attention."
Broward Family Life

"This is a lovely piece of writing."
Tara Corcoran
Publishing Editor
Early Childhood Australia

"I love the topic. The subject is a great fit for our publication."
Dana Kamp
Managing Editor

"It is well-written and practical. Having personally returned to work after maternity leave just a year ago, I enjoyed reading your thoughts on this topic"
Emily Schatz
New Jersey Family Magazine

"Your articles are excellent"
Sheryl Rachmil
Rhode Island Family Guide

"I love the article and would love to have it featured in Today's Child"
Susan Koppel
Today's Child Magazine

1 May 2014

Debora's Pen

A comedy of horrors

How long is a short story

Ten minutes is a long time 

Enjoy the full cartoons in the
May 2014 post of The Toast


Request to see the original cartoons via email for just 99p! (T&C apply)

3 Cartoons
US publication


Words from the Wise

"Oh, these are adorable!"
Nicole Cliffe
The Toast

"I really enjoyed them. They made me laugh."
Richard Edwards
Every Writer's Resource

"These are cute. I like them."
Lee Wilson
Art Editor

"I enjoyed your cartoon series."
Brian Scott
Freelance Writing

"Charming! I'm smiling! I obviously like the cartoon."
Virginia Howard

"That was a good comic you sent me. I liked the line drawings and I thought it was clever. You have a vision and a love of the form"
Bill Kenower
Author Magazine

"This is cool"
Linda Formichelli
Renegade Writer

"These are definitely cute"
Moira Allen
Writing World

"These are very well constructed and interesting"
Leon Ogroske
Writers' Journal