After starting this blog on a whim one Sunday morning last summer I have seen both my passion for writing and my audience grow into something I could only have dreamed of that lazy weekend last August. I have now reached a point where I am now getting offers of paid work in relation to my blog and writing and am considering making freelance blogging/writing more than a hobby; it is turning into my ‘job’. I hadn’t planned to be a work at home mum, I was quite happy being a housewife and mother, but as this is now the way my life is taking me I thought ‘what the hell, I’ll go for it!’
With this in mind I was very excited to be invited along to attend Working Mums Live as one of their gust bloggers. This free event, held at the Business Design Centre Islington, was aimed at empowering and advising mums on all things work related. On arrival I was met by the lovely Annika Williams from Working Mums who showed me around the different zones of the venue. I was particularly impressed by the Advice and Support area. It has a CV clinic offering guidance, employment law specialists such as Gelbergs Solicitors offering free advice, education centres like Hillcroft College showcasing their courses and childcare providers advising working mums on how to get the best from their childcare options. This area offered really practical advice that could make the difference between a mothers return to work being a happy and successful one or not. I think it was the real gem of the event.
I would highly recommend taking a look at www.workingmums.co.uk there are some great resources for working mums are those thinking of returning to work, plus many job opportunities listed, all from family friendly employers.