When authors Steph Adams and Samantha Brett published their first book, The Game Changers, Samantha was dealing with life as a new mum while Steph was heavily pregnant with a three-year-old toddler at home. Eager to learn the secrets of how other mothers try to balance everything in their lives, they began canvassing women around Australia and the world.
They quickly discovered that the modern expectation of mothers is demanding and unrelenting. Many are juggling children, partners, careers, families and their own businesses, all at the same time. Whether a woman is staying at home or working full time, raising one child or five, the juggle struggle is real. So many mums - no matter their age or background - are navigating the same dilemmas, posing the same question to themselves- 'Am I doing enough?'
So just how can you do it all - and is that even possible? That's where The Juggle comes in! The Juggle features a fabulous range of powerhouse mums, sharing their intimate thoughts, struggles, elations, successes and challenges in these raw, candid and often very funny interviews and essays. With intimate stories of what goes on behind the scenes of their seemingly picture-perfect lives, they're here to let the mums of the world know they are not alone. And that, sometimes, something has to give.
Featuring: Megan Gale, Pip Edwards, Lisa Wilkinson, Teresa Palmer, Megan Hess, Natalie Barr, Bianca Rinehart, Melissa Odabash, Sally Obermeder, Kathryn Eisman, Noella Coursaris Musunka, Zoe Marshall, Tammin Sursok, Nikki Phillips, Elle Halliwell, Laura Csortan, Louise Roe, Chriselle Lim and more, with stories of motherhood they've never shared before.
About the Authors
Samantha Brett is a news reporter and bestselling author of six books. Samantha began her journalism career in New York as an intern at the Fox News Channel, before returning to Sydney to write Australia's number-one lifestyle column for six years. Samantha has since gone on to file news reports for Sky News, CBS, CNN, and currently works for Australia's Seven Network. Samantha has covered a variety of international stories and breaking news including the terror attack in Jakarta and the joint world rescue of stranded researchers in Antarctica.
Samantha has written more than 1000 articles for newspapers and magazines around the world on a variety of topics. She is passionate about helping other women to achieve their dreams, and is a proud supporter of the Pink Hope Foundation and Mummies Paying it Forward.
Steph Adams is a bestselling author, art director and brand ambassador. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Steph began her career in the fashion industry as an international model before moving to Sydney in 2003. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Curtin University in 2004 and started working as an art director for Vogue, Vogue Living, Marie Claire, InStyle, Grazia, GQ, Belle, Gourmet Traveller, House and Garden and Delicious Magazine. Steph moved to London in 2009 and worked as an art editor for Net-a-Porter, designing their first ever magazine with Claudia Schiffer on the front.
She has since worked internationally with British Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Conde Nast Traveller and Marie Claire. As an art director, Steph has collaborated with some of the industry’s most iconic image-makers, including Stephen Quinn (publisher of British Vogue) and Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet.
In April of 2016, Steph co-authored her first book, a collection of healthy recipes from celebrities, hotels, spas and cafes around the world, called Good to Glow, which was released by teNeues Publishing. The book has since been translated into three languages and been published in Germany, the UK, the US and France. Steph has worked professionally with Dior, SKII, Estee Lauder, WelleCo, Aerin Lauder, L'Oreal Paris, Sheridan and Waterford Crystal.