Maternity Leavers Blog

Inspiring and supporting mums to create fantastic businesses or freelance careers

The End of Maternity Leavers – This is Goodbye

When I start typing emails to the peeps on my mailing list, the template text says “thanks for being a loyal email subscriber”. I always delete it because it seems a bit naff to say that every time I write to them, but today I did say thank you to them,...

MLI 24: Suzy Ashworth – Pregnancy Coach

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor my 24th and final podcast I interview Suzy Ashworth – a pregnancy coach, hypnobirthing specialist, and co-founder of The Calm Birth School. As a pregnancy coach she works with women who are pregnant (ok, that bit’s...

Important Info for UK and EU Entrepreneurs

The topic today might seem a bit dull, but the information is so so important to anyone in the UK or EU doing business, or thinking of starting a business, online. So if that’s you, please read it all. The crux of the issue is that from 1st January 2015 (ie in 6...

Entrepreneur Revolution by Daniel Priestley – Review

OK, I admit it. I’ve been in love with Daniel Priestley ever since I saw him speak at a business conference back in 2012. I still cherish the book he gave me at that event – Become A Key Person of Influence – not only because he handed it to me...

MLI 23: Kerrie Rycroft – Social Media Expert

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday I talk to Kerrie Rycroft, who runs Social Media Your Way – a social media management business that helps small businesses get better at using social networking, or manages it for them completely. Kerrie has a diverse...

MLI 22: Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart – Freelance Translator

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday I interview Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart. Originally Polish, she moved to Germany as a child and then onto London when she started work. She worked in various jobs and felt happy but not wildly excited about the course of her...

MLI 20: Nicola Semple – Mum’s Business Academy

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week I talk to Nicola Semple of Mum’s Business Academy about how she’s built and runs her business around being a full time mum. She describes her 5 year journey from maternity leave with her first child through...

MLI 19: Amy Beeson – Wordsby Communications

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn episode 19 I meet Amy Beeson, a communications specialist and writer. On her maternity leave she copy-edited a book that her mum, a health visitor, wrote for her as a series of guidance documents on different aspects of caring...

MLI 18: Dr Karen Osburn – Mom at 41

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDr Karen Osburn is a chiropractor, along with her husband, and together they run a successful practice in her hometown in Alberta, Canada. She became a mom nearly 4 years ago – when she was 41 – after adopting her...