How do you do it? Do you find you're asked that a lot too? As in how do you work and raise a young family? Are you a superwoman or something?!
It's World Down Syndrome Day 2014 #WDSD14 this Friday, the 21st March and I wanted to help spread the word on the importance of supporting this special day. My friend, blogger and advocate Hayley Goleniowska of Downs Side Up and mother to two beautiful daughters, one of those is Natty who has Down's Syndrome, first brought the day to my attention. Hayley and her blog offer other's vital support and information on Down's Syndrome and Natty models frequently, making change every day.
If there wasn't enough anxiety-filled pressure when you're pregnant (big bump, little bump, too much weight, not enough) once you pop that baby out or have him airlifted as I did twice, first an emergency, second an elective (the latter a whole other set of pressures, of which I ignored wholeheartedly) you are quickly, at least with first baby anointed with parenting pressures.
Jessica Huie is an award winning entrepreneur (Daily Mail's Enterprising Young Brit Award, Evening Standard's Most Inspirational Entrepreneur, Glamour Magazine's Power List... the list goes on) and she is founder of multi racial greeting card and gift brand Color blind Cards www.colorblindcards.com and JH Public Relations.
When Alexander was 3 weeks old, I was asked if I could pop by and give a lecture on my career as a writer/director at the Northern Film School/Leeds Metropolitan University. Despite being pretty sleep deprived and foggy headed, I agreed. You see overall I felt great-I was buzzing from the birth and physically and emotionally strong enough to go in for a couple of hours.
Wow I'm nearly 26 weeks pregnant (6 and a half months) already and not sure where the time is going.