Doing It For The Kids is for freelance parents trying to make flexible working work. For all the brave (and maybe a little bit bonkers) people tackling the unpredictability of freelance life and parenthood combined.

Doing It For The Kids is about support and reassurance; a place full of stories from other parents coping with the exact same anxieties and practical challenges that come with working for yourself;

It’s about cross-promotion and collaboration, not competition;

It’s about motivating and inspiring one another to growadapt or expand our businesses;

It’s a place to vent;

A place to share skills and advice.

On the face of it, Doing It For The Kids is a blog. Simple. A platform for lots of different voices to share their stories, experiences and advice as both freelancers and as parents.

But since it launched in November 2016, DIFTK has become so. much. more. This is about building a community of freelance mums and dads, both online and off. Whether it’s virtual high fives for securing a new client, commiserations for yet another bout of chickenpox, or collaborating with one another on new projects, products and events — through the Instagram page and Facebook Group, DIFTK is proving that all sorts of good shit can happen when freelance parents are given the opportunity to connect.

The person driving this thing? Frankie. I’m a marmite lover. Bobble-hat-wearer. Graphic designer by day, and night, and nap times, and whenever I can get my 3.5 year old son to play with that lurid plastic castle toy thing for longer than 5 minutes.

For a quick summary on why I decided to launch DIFTK in the first place, read this post.

The rather lovely photograph at the top of this page was taken by Jeremy Freedman.