A guest post By Lucy Griffiths: I’m going to let you into a secret, there is another way of working that works for mums, and I hope this will inspire you.
I regularly blog about the wonderful kick-ass women in my world and I'm still buzzing from the incredible energy surrounding International Women's Day.
All the women who are independent…Throw your hands up!
As women, we often feel like frauds don't we? I know I do, and often, and there's a term for it: the imposter syndrome.
Digital Mums currently have an empowering #workthatworks campaign in full swing supporting women with social media marketing training and they asked me to share my own freelance tips with them. Last night, they brought a hugely inspiring TED Talk by Emma Barnett, Women's Editor of the Telegraph to my attention, on the importance of ambition, and the influences that negate or hinder ambition for women, mostly silent and deadly forces too that stop ambition and goals and new careers in their tracks.
If there wasn't enough anxiety-filled pressure when you're pregnant (big bump, little bump, too much weight, not enough) once you pop that baby out or have him airlifted as I did twice, first an emergency, second an elective (the latter a whole other set of pressures, of which I ignored wholeheartedly) you are quickly, at least with first baby anointed with parenting pressures.