Working Parents: Lorette

Lorette runs the Slingababy school, training baby-carrying educators at various levels across the UK as well as abroad. She has two children.  I have 2 children: a son born in 2010 and a daughter born in 2015. Their father… Read More

Working Parents: Lucy

Lucy is a life coach and hypnotherapist and also teaches antenatal preparation classes. She has two children. I am married (it took us 17 years of being together before we got round to it! We finally tied the… Read More

Working Parents: Hayley

Hayley is self-employed and runs Fiddlebeads. She has six children aged 16 months to 19 years. At Fiddlebeads we handcraft fiddle, teething and sensory necklaces and accesories, which are made from wooden and/or silicone beads and natural wooden… Read More

Working Parents: Eve

Eve is the founder of Baba+Boo, a brand of reusable nappies and online planet-friendly baby store. I am chief everything officer. I design our products, run our website and our social media platforms. I am married with two children, a… Read More

Working Parents: Jenni

Jenni owns Your Birth Antenatal Classes and offers MummyNatal mindfulness-inspired birth preparation courses and birth partner workshops in Stockport, Manchester and Tameside.  I have 2 children, my son who is 3 and a bit, and my daughter who is… Read More

Working Parents: Chloe

Chloe is a self-employed graphic designer. She lives with her husband and their almost-5-year-old daughter, who has just started school. I worked for a local publishing group for 8 years prior to becoming pregnant, but after 5 years took… Read More

Working Parents: Lindsay

Lindsay is a 38-year-old married mum of 5. She makes and sells beautiful hand-dyed items at All The Small Things. My husband and I have 5 children, aged 15, 13, 10, 7 and 4. We also home educate… Read More

Working Parents: Ruthie

Ruthie, a self-employed photographer, tells us about balancing work and family. Ruthie lives with her husband and two daughters.  I am happily married to Alex for almost 7 years. We have two daughters: Mia, 5 years old and Annabelle,… Read More

Working Parents: Tamsin

Welcome to the first story in our Working Parents blog series. Tamsin co-runs Firespiral Slings, Morecambe Bay Slings CIC and Sling School, and The Honeycomb Loom. She has three children. Hello, I am Tamsin. I have three children,… Read More

Working Parents : a new blog series

Introducing our new blog series – Working Parents. Recently, there has been a lot of coverage in the media about how difficult it is balancing a career and a family. Research suggests that women especially are held back… Read More