Freelancers face the gender pay gap too, so what can we do about it?

HelenFeminism, Gender Equality, Motherhood, Uncategorised, Working MotherhoodLeave a Comment

According to the Procopywriters survey 2017 the gender pay gap for copywriters sits at 29%. Woah, that’s bigger than the gap currently given for employed workers. But freelancers get to set their own rates so what is going on? Last week I attended an event to discuss the gender pay gap amongst freelancers and wanted to share some of the … Read More

Why the “Insta-Mum backlash” is a positive thing

HelenFeminism, Motherhood, parenting, Working Motherhood3 Comments

“Insta-mums are slammed by ordinary mothers” shouts the headline from our old favourite The Daily Mail. Describing a pretty un-headline worthy conversation on a Mumsnet forum. Don’t bother looking it up, it’s really not worth your time. Yes, there are some potentially unhelpful comments. Yes, I am in total agreement that as women and mothers we need to stick together … Read More

More role models required…

HelenBalance, Motherhood, parentingLeave a Comment

On our recent Game Changers programme someone asked me for some more real life stories of where it can work. Stories of other mothers who are doing something they love, have changed the rules around working parenthood, have swapped careers. This is something that’s been on my mind for a while. I used to blog real stories of returning to … Read More

A Mum’s Digital Detox

HelenBalance, Guilty Mother Challenge, MotherhoodLeave a Comment

Working for myself and using social media for my business means that I’ve started to have an issue with blurred boundaries. It’s not a massive issue currently but I can see that it has potential so I am taking action. Largely in the form of a week long digital detox holiday with a pool and sunshine and large quantities of … Read More