running a business when you have kids can be tricky and we’re not kidding…

This week’s episode is a little different. We’re talking about kids and the challenges of starting or running a handmade business when you have one or more. How do you juggle it all? That’s what this week’s podcast is all about.

We’ll be answering questions like… “Should you start a handmade business while on maternity leave?”, “Do I need to close shop?” and much more.


~ Jess, Mik & Deb 

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We know a lot of makers have kids or are thinking of starting their handmade business when they have a new baby. So, in this week’s episode we talk about what to expect when you’re a new parent and what it means for you and your business.

what we cover in this episode:

  • Keeping clients or not to keep a client

  • What mommy brain means

  • How far before or after having a new kid to go back to work

  • Taking your baby to handmade markets

  • Scheduling your time when you have a new baby

  • The pressure of building your business while on maternity build

  • Maternity leaves in Australia and some parts of the world when you are employed

  • Maternity leaves when you are self-employed

  • Deciding to close shop or being on vacation when you have a new kid

  • Recommendation on taking made to order products, markets, and online sales

  • Giving yourself a break. Everything happens a little bit longer when you have kids.