#RealMumsWorking : an interview with The Squirmy Popple (@squirmypopple)

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. This is the last one in the series, although it may make a comeback in the future. Today I’m joined by one of my first blogging contacts and a woman I very much admire. As well as working as digital service designer in the public sector, she writes at The Squirmy Popple, a blog with a feminist edge and great editorial style content. She says it like it is for…

#RealMumsWorking : an interview with Victoria from Lylia Rose and Healthy Vix

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 Victoria from Lylia Rose and Healthy Vix. Yes, that’s right two blogs!  She also manages a third. That’s straying into superwoman status here, but it demonstrates that in our increasingly gig based economy, you can create a full time income from several, flexible sources.       Q: Tell us about your job and work pattern   Right now I am very lucky to be…

#RealMumsWorking : an interview with @MoneyforMummy

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 Eda from www.moneyformummy.co.uk . She tells all about working from home, side hustles to fill the income gap and hopes to work for herself full time.     Q. Tell us about your job and work pattern. What does it look like?   My ‘job’ is currently a work in progress! In November I’ll be returning to my existing employer on a part time basis. I…

#RealMumsWorking : an interview with Bethan, a nurse and mum of two

    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 Bethan, a very good friend of mine who is an amazing nurse and mum to a baby and a three year old.  Bethan is one of my amazing NCT Mamma Tribe and the first of our group to have a second child.  I was thrilled she agreed to take part in my series. We’ve heard a lot about mums who have turned to self…

#RealMumsWorking : an interview with Kaya from Earning by the Sea

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 Kaya who runs  Earning by the Sea blog and website for people who want to make money from home, whether that’s starting an Ebay business, network marketing, surveys and research, or just making your existing budget work better for you. She doesn’t just talk the talk on this though, her main source of income is an online business selling leather cowboy boots, as well as reselling on…

#RealMumsWorking : an interview with Care Johnson

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 Care Johnson.   Hang on, can I squeal a bit here before I continue. Not only is she a mum, a blogger, and a photographer,  she is also ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, Young Britain, Startup Britain, and Women of The Future. She’s had her photography displayed in Parliament, and spoken out on youth employment. She’s basically a rock star in my eyes, so when her name…