#RealMumsWorking : an interview with Eileen from Your Money Sorted

#RealMumsWorking : an interview with Eileen from Your Money Sorted

Welcome to #RealMumsWorking, a series dedicated to sharing the stories, experiences and advice of working mothers. Working mothers are a diverse breed with lots of challenges we can learn from.

 

Today I’m joined by Eileen from Your Money Sorted.  Eileen is a money coach and mum of three, including twins. I’ve long been a fan of her work as like my most working mums, managing the books in order to pay for childcare is important. Of course, budgeting and good money management is important to all families. She works with individuals, charities and other groups to help women take charge of their finances and build financial freedom.  Whether you are in a money crisis, need to build a rainy day fund or are pension planning, then there’s something for you in her Your Money Sorted coaching courses.

 

 

 

 

 

How did you feel about going back to work after children?

After my first daughter I felt quite sad, and very apprehensive about how I was going to cope. I then had twins when my daughter was only 22 months, so I was absolutely delighted to go back to work after my second maternity leave……..just so that I could sit and have a coffee in peace!

What has been your biggest challenge as a working mum?

I love being a working mum, but the one thing that I have found challenging is when the children are ill (which is thankfully not very often). It’s so difficult to arrange childcare for ill children at short notice. Then you feel guilty if you let down colleagues by taking time off to look after the children, or you feel guilty if you go to work and leave someone else to look after your poorly children. That totally is a no-win situation.

What’s your top piece of advice for working mums?

Be kind to yourself! Juggling work, children and the normal household tasks can be all consuming, and it can be easy to forget about yourself. Schedule in some time each week, just for you!

If you could change one thing about your current work situation what would it be?

I would like to have one day off each week, just for me.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I plan to be working 4 days a week, and will spend every Friday biking with my hubby, before spending the weekend in our campervan exploring the world. Well, probably just exploring this country at weekends to be fair – we had better leave the world explorations for our longer holidays!

 

 

Thanks for joining us Eileen! It’s so great to hear from women who are working successfully in business. I love the tip about scheduling some time in regularly for yourself. Self care is so important. I often try and get an early finish or book a day off just for me (even if I end up spending half of it working on my blog or cleaning – at least it’s only half the day… right?)

 

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