Mumming was set up to empower work-at-home mums to achieve the right balance in their lives. Being a mum can at times be incredibly lonely and daunting – transitioning from your old life and figuring out your self-identity again as well as adapting to each phase as your kid(s) grow up brings constant challenges.
Many mums are also now joining the flexible working movement as well which is great, but also can add to feeling isolated since you could spend most of your day without really connecting with anyone when working from home. I certainly found this myself- I couldn’t really go out in the evenings very often and wasn’t seeing anyone during the day - I felt like I was going a bit crazy!
The second issue is childcare- there often isn’t anything flexible available for when you need to work for a few hours but don’t want to commit to a rigid nursery schedule. We normally have a pop-up creche at our Co-Working sessions so you can come along with your little ones!
Mumming is a blend of co-working, networking, fun, coffee-drinking, workshops, wellness and idea sharing.
Vibrant local Co-Working community just for mums
The power of mums working together cannot be underestimated!
We support the #flexappeal movement started by @motherpukka
About Lauren, the founder of Mumming
As seen on This Morning & in Daily Mail
I have always undertaken ‘extra-curricular’ activities and it’s not until I started working flexible hours from home around 4 years ago that I was able to really balance my life in a way that allowed me to do everything I wanted to do. Sounds like a cliche but it’s true… becoming a mum to my son Leo in August 2017 turned my life upside down in ways I could never have predicted including appearing on This Morning and the Daily Mail & women’s magazines (more about this in the blog!).
When my son was 7 months, I started back at work again doing 2.5 days a week and gradually built up to around 4 days week- I’m currently freelancing for Skype. What I noticed was although working flexible hours from home was great as I didn’t have to commute, I was feeling very isolated since I also now had very little social life. I found there was limited support for flexible work-from-home mums, especially in the co-working space - it was expensive to sign up, rigid hours, and a big monthly commitment. The idea to unite local work-at-home mums on a mission was born. I also work for Skype in my day job, so the idea of virtual co-working is also in development.
I believe in working smarter not harder - it’s sometimes hard to be productive at home when the house chores are staring at you. At Mumming co-working sessions, it’s great to get some focus time to get stuff done- there is no one more efficient than a mum on a deadline!