‘After my second child, I decided to freelance instead of returning to my previous job as a book editor.
I’ve never regretted it, but working from home while also looking after little people brought its own challenges: no additional childcare when the inevitable spikes in work came; getting frustrated with my children when I tried to get work done on ‘their days’; burning the midnight oil because the kids hadn’t taken their daytime nap…or because I had succumbed to sleep deprivation and napped with them.
One day, a mum online mused: “I just wish I could go to a cafe, open my laptop and get some work done alongside others doing the same, and we could look out the window to see our children being looked after by a proper carer. Wouldn’t that be lovely?”
This was the kernel of the idea for Happy Hubbub.’
– Erin Richards