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About us

Rachel and Tim live in Southend with their three sons; one of whom has complex disabilities and life-limiting epilepsy.

Tim has many friends who are trees, although he talks to real people too. He is a thinker, worker, drummer, husband, part-time GP and full-time dad of three boys. He tends to stop to look closely at small things on his way, despite being pathologically averse to arriving late.

He loves peanut butter and liquorish but not necessarily at the same time. Tim feels closest to God when managing a small woodland in Kent. When he stretches up like the trees to the heavens, God always seems just out of reach, even if he’s on his tiptoes. Tim plans to keep on reaching up though.

Rachel spends her life moving discarded objects back to where they belong. She is a nurse, writer, speaker, trainer and mum of three sons, one of whom has severe disabilities and life-limiting epilepsy. Despite her guilt, she gets a lot of help because she isn’t Superwoman.

As well as laundry and endlessly tidying toys, she blogs at Born at the Right Time for which she won a BAPs award for Blogger ‘Making a Difference’ in 2018. In 2015, she published her memoir, The Skies I’m Under and more recently Shattered alongside Tim. She believes an enjoyable evening includes a romantic comedy and a glass of gin with lots of ice. Occasionally, she makes herself go for a run to counteract her love of salt and vinegar crisps. She is passionate about bringing a faith perspective to life’s brokenness and daily challenged that God can often be found where she least expects Him.

Born at the Right Time

Born at the Right Time was launched in 2015 and is focused on Rachel’s three passions; communication, co-production, community and facing life’s challenges.

Communication and Co-production

Passionate about communication that is founded on understanding and kindness bridging the gaps which render parents like us feeling isolated and undervalued. #BridgingtheGap with effective communication to get the best outcomes for our children with professionals and parents working co-productively.


Passionate about finding your tribe, the people who resonate with your story and will walk through life with you. Passionate about developing community which is based on value not pity.  Where every person recognises their inherent worth as a created being with purpose and love and who can celebrate interdependence above independence.


Passionate about embracing authenticity and the opportunities found in our brokenness as we face the challenges experienced in the cross-roads of life.  Seeing the value of presenting our true selves whilst recognising we are shattered, disabled and entirely whole. Knowing that holding seemingly opposing emotions creates the priceless mosaic of life.