I’m editor-in-chief of digital lifestyle and parenting magazine The Early Hour, and work as a freelance journalist for national news and women’s magazines (The Guardian, Red Magazine, Riposte, Stylist, Metro, Telegraph).
My first non-fiction book – The Freelance Mum – will be published by 4th Estate in January 2019. It’s a guide to setting up as a freelance mum – from deciding on your freelance career path, to launching a website, social media, getting your name out there and perfecting your brand. Also childcare options, daily routines for optimum productivity, and maintaining healthy work/life boundaries. Alongside my own tips, there are loads from other freelance mums, including Arianna Huffington, Helen Thorn of the Scummy Mummies, Carrie-Anne Roberts (Mere Soeur), Robyn Wilder, Zoe de Pass, Cherry Healey and Anna Jones. You can pre-order it here.
I wrote about my career journey for The Guardian’s Women in Leadership, fitting freelance work around family for Guardian Money, and shared my thoughts on parenting and early rising in a Guardian Opinion piece. I was also featured in The Sunday Times – talking business, motherhood and childcare – and interviewed for a Guardian article on negotiations in business. Lorraine Candy asked me about the language surrounding work/motherhood balance for her Sunday Times column (in brief: I’m not into the term ‘stay-at-home mum’ but ‘freelance mum’ works for me). And I told the Telegraph about how isolating it can be setting up a business as a mum – but how networking can help.
Other press, interviews and mentions include: Zetteler, Maternity Leave Life, Lucky Things, Think Productive, Business Insider, Mail Online, The Dad Website, Q&A with Dr Jessamy Hibberd. Also: Clementine podcast, Parentpreneur podcast, Nicky Raby’s podcast, Art Tiffin.
I live with my husband and our two children – a four-year-old daughter and one-year-old son – in east London.
(I love a little online chat).
All photos of me, on this website, are by the brilliant Penny Wincer