Week 3 – Why WFHMs should be honest about having children

  How often does someone tell you they can’t join a conference call because they’re looking after the children? Not often enough in my book – which is why we all need to start being a lot more honest about having kids. So three weeks in and it’s all trundling along nicely. I’m doing the…

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Week two – officially a WFHM? WTF?

Some of us work flexibly, others part time of freelance. Some of us look after our children, others pay for childcare. Some of us have cleaners, some of us spend time doing housework. So not all of our work is paid. So should we define ourselves when we’re doing a combination of things? I’m officially…

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Entrepreneurs: Rebecca Newenham, founder of Get Ahead VA

  What do you do? I run the virtual assistant agency Get Ahead VA. I started the business in 2010 after recognising a gap in the market for virtual assistance services that offered the flexibility, value and performance that small businesses and start-ups need in the 21st century, digital economy. Now my team of over…

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First week as a self-employed SAHM

So, after months of deliberation, preparation and strained nerves, I’ve finally done it. I’m now officially self-employed (after spending a few minutes on HMRC’s website). So here’s where the journey begins – the challenge of finding flexible work, of being there for the boys and not missing out on any more of those (ahem) precious…

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Finding a flexible career: Julie Read, founder of Portfolio Oomph

As more parents, particularly women, are finding it difficult to juggle family life with full-time careers, we talk to people who have left their 9-5 jobs to set up new companies, and more flexible ways of working. What do you do?I run an online hub called Portfolio Oomph that advises students who are applying for art college.  The…

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