Young Mums & Modelling

Young Mums & Modelling

19 posts
29 Sep 2012
Is it hard for young modelling mums aged 18-24 to still do modelling as a full time career and also be a parent to their young child?


Posted 29 Sep 2012
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
I think the answer will be yes. It's generally hard to be a Mum and doing a job at the same time makes it harder. If you can get support from family and friends it's easier and cheaper as child care is very expensive.

Posted 29 Sep 2012
comemodelling
Photographer
comemodellin..
Most of the young female models ive worked with have a young child and although it is difficult they all seem to manage ok. Different people handle things differently though !

Posted 29 Sep 2012
Iam a mum a model and full time student iam lucky to get help from my nan but i love always being on the go x
Posted 29 Sep 2012
I'm a mum, not a full time model, but a full time administrator and my childcare costs are astronomical, I would probably be better off not working, but, I like my job.

I can imagine that being a full time model is even harder, as you would not have a means of knowing when you will need childcare in advance, so, unless you can get help from family or friends on an ad-hoc basis, I should think think it is near impossible.

After I pay my childcare costs, I am left with £300 odd of my wages...

Posted 30 Sep 2012
For_Arts_Sake
Photographer
For_Arts_Sak..
So that's why you are giving up modelling to higher levels ...

Posted 30 Sep 2012
For_Arts_Sake
So that's why you are giving up modelling to higher levels ...
No, I'm giving up Adult as I never enjoyed it, why do soemthing you dread just for money? I wanted the money for a car, I got the car now I don't need to do Adult.
Posted 30 Sep 2012
M 22 & have a nearly 9 month old. I found (& still find) it difficult to work around my daughter as shoots can last all day, having to find time to get ready, a babysitter, travel etc is very hard. Before I had her I modelled full time & I was happy to travel for work but at the moment I will only work from home or locally. & I can only manage a shoot when I have time. I think its do-able but its hard to juggle.x

Posted 30 Sep 2012
For_Arts_Sake
Photographer
For_Arts_Sak..
cathfazaxxx
No, I'm giving up Adult as I never enjoyed it, why do soemthing you dread just for money? I wanted the money for a car, I got the car now I don't need to do Adult.
fair enough
Posted 30 Sep 2012
MaoZhu
Photographer
MaoZhu
Call me old fashioned, but why is the child's dad not doing his fair share and looking after the child whilst you work?

Posted 30 Sep 2012
photo_phil
Photographer
photo_phil
I think it should really only be a problem if you have to travel and rely on public transport.

I was a full time single parent for five years, full time job with unsociable hours and no family to help within two hours.
I managed it.

Posted 30 Sep 2012
BaileyK
Model
BaileyK
For_Arts_Sake

So that's why you are giving up modelling to higher levels ...

Its none of your business anyway.
Posted 30 Sep 2012
MaoZhu
Call me old fashioned, but why is the child's dad not doing his fair share and looking after the child whilst you work?
Who is this aimed at please? If me - because he is busy working full time as well.
Posted 30 Sep 2012
JennyWren

Who is this aimed at please? If me - because he is busy working full time as well.


i thought the same

there are alway occasions when a babysitter is required - esspecially if both parents work to support the child (which should be implied by jenny's post as its impossable to raise a child on £300 alone)
Posted 30 Sep 2012
i suppose its not easy. but then what other job could fit around your child better than modelling? small hours , great pay and you give yourself more dedication to keep on top of your health and looks. The only problem i seem to have is missing her on trips away and also because the type of level i do and the publishing, whether this will interfere with her life as she gets older.

other than that i think its one of the best jobs a mum could have!

Posted 30 Sep 2012
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