Hello and welcome to the Working Mum Association — I’m delighted that you have found us.
My name is Nicola Rowley and I’m the founder of the WMA.
It’s fair to say I was always career driven. Until that is, my son came along in 2014 and I had to work out how I could juggle being the mum I wanted to be, and holding down a high pressured full-time job.
After his birth and his stay in NICU, I suffered from separation anxiety and really struggled with going back to work after having a year off.
What I really noticed more than anything though, was the lack of support.
I really wanted to have other mums to talk to who were going through the same thing. Who understood about the pull on my time, and how unhappy I was feeling about only seeing my son for such a short amount of time during the working week.
I think it’s fair to say within a short amount of time after returning to work, I pretty much hit rock bottom.
I just couldn’t see a way out of the situation I was in. We needed the money but I was desperately unhappy.
Then I started reading books, I worked with a coach, and I re-looked at how I was approaching every element of my life. In short I changed my mind-set from one of negative to positive.
The shift was incredible and has led me to start following my dreams as a children’s author as well as running a successful photography business, and helping clients launch their own ventures using my knowledge and expertise in PR & Communications.
As well as inspiring the next generation of young readers through my books, my aim is to reach out to you as a working mum.
I would like the Working Mum Association to provide you access to a positive, encouraging and inspiring community of like-minded women, who above all else will support you as you juggle being a working mum, no matter what stage of the journey you are on.
Working mums are incredible and this is the place to celebrate the brilliance that is the multi-tasking you!
Love and support,