18 advantages of self-employment for single mums

18 advantages of self-employment for single mums

Have you done a search for local flexible or part-time jobs lately? If like me you scan the local job sites every now hoping that your dream job – challenging, interesting, genuinely flexible – might have miraculously appeared, you’ll know just how far we are from that dream job […]


January 2017 Income Report – £225

January 2017 Income Report – £225

I’m back with my second income report and the first of 2017. I’ve decided to publish these because I want to be totally honest about the realities of self-employment as a single mother. Total transparency means getting down to brass tacks about what I’m bringing in and what […]


Bye bye nine-to-five, hello freedom and flexible working

Bye bye nine-to-five, hello freedom and flexible working

Flexible working. What does it mean to you? Having the flexibility to live life on my own terms – working where and when it suits me – is the major driving force behind why I became self-employed and why I created this site. And here’s my prediction for the future. […]


How being a mum gave me the self-discipline to be self-employed

How being a mum gave me the self-discipline to be self-employed

“I’d never have the self-discipline to work for myself from home, how do you do it?” It’s a question I get asked all the time. The truth is self-discipline has never been my strong point. I am the queen of procrastination. At school and university I always left essays and […]


December 2016 Income Report – £2700

December 2016 Income Report – £2700

I’ve decided to publish monthly income reports. Yes, it’s been done a millions times, by people FAR more influential than little old me, but bear with me, here’s why… I want to be totally honest about the realities of self-employment as a single mother. Total transparency means […]


Feeling overwhelmed? How to stop procrastination derailing your day

Feeling overwhelmed? How to stop procrastination derailing your day

How do you cope when you feel totally overwhelmed by everything life throws at you? When you work for yourself, and don’t have much help, the overwhelm quota can start to become well, overwhelming. So you have to learn how to deal with it. I made this video […]


Thriving as a single mum: 6 lessons from Lorelai Gilmore

Thriving as a single mum: 6 lessons from Lorelai Gilmore

Who are your single mum role models? One of mine is Lorelai Gilmore. While fictional TV characters aren’t normally my go-to source of parenting advice, as a single mum surrounded by couples, I’ll take my single mum role models wherever I find them. Let’s face it, positive representations of single mums […]