I started my business ‘The Marketing Assistant’ when my first daughter was 18 months old, writes member Tabitha Beasley. This was pretty easy as she still had a good solid nap once a day and went to nursery once a week. As things got busier she got older and moved on to pre-school so my working time naturally increased. But then I had another baby and the real juggling self-employed mummy fun started. It became apparent early on in my pregnancy that I couldn’t shut up shop for a year, although I was entitled to statutory maternity pay I couldn’t just stop my business and expect it to carry on a year later.
This blog is written to help other self-employed mums and mums-to-be – whether it is your first baby or your fourth. Here are some tips for helping with the work/new baby balance:
Thank you Tabitha for this article which first appeared on The Marketing Assistant blog, 2018.