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“This group feels like a ready-made gang of the most helpful and supportive colleagues ever.”

Hello. Hi.

My name’s Frankie. I graphic-design stuff, look after two small humans, and run Doing It For The Kids.

OK, but what’s it all about?

Doing It For The Kids is a growing community of freelance parents making real connections online and off.

It’s a space to bring all us self-employed parents together, to support each other, vent and generally have a laugh at the utter ridiculousness of trying to take a client call with a toddler gnawing at your ankles.

Doing It For The Kids is about…

Connection.

Work, friendships, partnerships… I believe that good shit happens when freelance parents are given the opportunity to connect.

Keeping it real.

DIFTK is a Bullshit-Free Zone. Working for yourself with kids to look after is hard — this is about recognising that frankly and openly.

Collaboration over competition.

DIFTKers help each other out, not tear each other down. Mutual support, advice and collaboration are the aim of the game.

Inclusivity.

No matter what stage you’re at with your business or your kids — everybody’s welcome. A fellow DIFTKer has already been where you are now.

“Totally in love with your feed. Witty, funny, realness.”

Facebook Community

Secured a new client? Facing yet another bout of the lurgy? Share your virtual high fives and commiserate your poo-emoji-worthy lows in the DIFTK Facebook Community.

Read stories from other self-employed parents.

Marie Evans

How I Got Through My WTF Phase

Penelope Wincer

Disability & Freelancing

Daniel Hurst

Daddy Every-Day Care

Going to a DIFTK Meetup is like…

“The best cup of coffee, your most sympathetic friend, and the most badass business coach all rolled into one.”

Photographs by Jeremy Freedman.

Not a fan of networking events? Me neither! Let’s make some awkward chat together and kick isolation in the bum once and for all.

Babies, toddlers and pre-school kids welcome. Currently meeting at Huckletree West, London.

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Video by Steve Folland.

DIFTK Presents: Child-Friendly Coworking Spaces

Working from home as a parent has it’s perks but oh my word, does it also have its challenges! Thankfully, child-friendly coworking spaces are on the up.

Discover all the options out there for you to use as of June 2018 in this free DIFTK Presents guide.

Produced with support from the lovely people at  Huckletree.

Podcast Coming Soon.

Who needs actual colleagues when you’ve got a bunch of DIFTKers in your ears? The podcast is coming, promise. Sign up to the newsletter for updates.

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