Becoming a new parent comes with inevitable challenges. What’s important is how you manage these unavoidable obstacles that make an appearance along the way.
We captured real-life stories from freelance parents in the IPSE community. They share an insightful discussion with us including what challenges they’ve faced in parenthood so far and how the impact of these challenges has influenced them to adapt as a freelancer.
Getting your business into shape beforehand doesn’t need to be difficult - with the help of our simple guides.
As you prepare to welcome a new arrival, you might be wondering how maternity leave works for freelancers, what you can do about your freelance business, and what financial support is available to you.
The good news is, you have options based on your circumstances. Katie Byrne has written this guide to highlight certain fundamental principles that every freelancer can apply to get their business ready for maternity leave.
We've also covered fatherhood with our freelance paternity guide. Whilst employed new dads can take up to two weeks of paternity leave and associated pay, things are quite different for anyone who is freelancing or self-employed. By planning ahead for your business and your new arrival, it's still possible to nurture work and family successfully.