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Freelance Mum presents inspirational and business inspired stories from freelancing mothers.

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Freelance Mum presents inspirational and business inspired stories from freelancing mothers.

    Freelancing and the sandwich years

    Freelancing and the sandwich years

    Running a business around motherhood can be challenging enough, but what happens when you find yourself supporting a parent as well? As a freelancer, the flexibility can often be helpful to ‘pick up the pieces’, but what happens when the lines become blurred?

    How can you look after yourself, without ‘shutting’ shop and still support others.

    Lesley Waldron, shares how she managed her freelance life, as she supported her mother’s diagnosis of dementia.

    • 38 min
    Building a community, around the kitchen table

    Building a community, around the kitchen table

    This is the third episode of the Freelance Mum podcast, in our mini series and run up to International Women’s day. Faye Dicker continues to explore the themes of Inspire & Inclusion, with this weeks guest, Katie Evans from Good Evans Kitchen.

    Together they continued to discuss this years themes of Inspire and Inclusion, looking at motherhood and business - which are both deeply intertwined for Katie.

    "For a long time, and it was hard to feel empowered and as a leader, when you're feeling broken because you've had no sleep.

    I think community for me is always the answer. If you can build community around you, that empowers you. If you can build trust within the community, that empowers you.

    And if you can build confidence within your community and really lean on, on that, then that builds presence that you can lean into when you don't have it. And I think for me, I learned that you can't do this on your own. And it takes a village to raise a child, and it absolutely does"

    • 33 min
    Breaking down barriers for mothers in business

    Breaking down barriers for mothers in business

    This is the third episode of the Freelance Mum podcast, in our mini series and run up to International Women's day. Faye Dicker continues to explore the themes of Inspire & Inclusion, with this weeks guest, Nadine Campbell.

    As fearless entrepreneur and community leader, Nadine has spearheaded the way for many - with new ideas often born in adversity.

    Nadine speaks openly about journey and what it means to support others, as well as breaking down barriers, when it comes to motherhood and business.

    • 35 min
    From stand up comedy, to running a business around children - why motherhood is a feminist matter

    From stand up comedy, to running a business around children - why motherhood is a feminist matter

    This episode of the Freelance Mum podcast, is the second in a mini-series countdown to International Women’s Day.

    The themes for IWD this year are #InspireInclusion. So on the FM podcast, we’re looking at ways we can both inspire and create a more inclusive space for women.

    Faye Dicker, is joined by Jo Millett, from Lean Content. Jo shares her journey, from teaching to stand up comedy, to running her business and how motherhood makes feminism hit home.

    "I think, a bit of a lag around motherhood, and I felt, for me, when I went into motherhood, being hit full force in the face by the patriarchy, and I skipped through my twenties as a feminist, and when I became a mum, I was like, oh, this is where it kicks in.

    You know, my husband goes back to work after three weeks and gets a promotion and a slap on the back. Meanwhile, I'm doing breastfeeds through the night. I've got no energy and I'm expected not to work for a year. And when I go back to work, I'm going to get paid less. I'm going to get less respect."

    • 45 min
    A More Inclusive World For Women With ADHD

    A More Inclusive World For Women With ADHD

    This episode of the Freelance Mum podcast, is the first in a mini-series countdown to International Women's Day.


    The themes for IWD this year are #InspireInclusion. So on the FM podcast, we're looking at ways we can both inspire and create a more inclusive space for women.


    Faye Dicker, is joined by Louise Tayler, from Understanding ADHD. Lou shares her own journey and diagnoses later in life. And how she is on a mission to support others, navigate their world with ADHD.

    "If it is something that's that keeps niggling you, and you keep coming back to it, do look into it, do take it seriously. Because I know there is an issue, we have an issue with getting diagnosed, and we have an issue with doctors and all of that kind of stuff. But there is actually a huge amount you can do. While you're waiting for a diagnosis, even if that's what you want to do, you can learn a lot about the condition, you can learn a lot about supporting yourself, and you don't need a diagnosis for that."

    • 21 min
    Ways To Grow Your Business, That Don't Cost The Earth

    Ways To Grow Your Business, That Don't Cost The Earth

    In this episode of the Freelance Mum podcast, Faye Dicker looks at low cost ways that you can grow a business, that don't break the bank. There's practical advice and ideas, that you can take away and instantly apply. Let's face it, growing a business can be hard, so here's a range of low cost ideas that don't cost the earth.

    • 15 min

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