What do you get when you combine third trimester pregnancy, childhood croup and work deadlines?

Nov 21, 2021 2:59 am


🎢Whooohoooo here we go again – one day late to your inbox but I made it!

Amy from Mixing Babies And Business™ here, this week has been a bit of a ride.

How about you?

I met most of my deadlines (the rest I cancelled) while navigating unexpected prenatal appointments, prescriptions, a kid home sick from daycare, multiple sleepless nights helping the little dude, ending with a diagnosis of croup and some meds.

Apparently it's going around. And I don't just mean the 'croup'.

I mean the neverending juggle of trying to maintain some semblance of life as usual routines in between being as flexible as you're able to in the event you need to drop everything and shuttle a child to an appointment or just cuddle on the couch.

Here are some stats and articles for good measure on this whole parental burnout thing, since we're now almost two years into the pandemic.

We're all doing our best with whatever help we can get and you are most definitely not alone:

The above photo is one of my kids joining me in the office as I attempted to edit my second podcast interview for Season 3.

That lasted about 15 minutes before he got bored of my candles, crystals and stationery supplies but I try to work ahead and batch as much as I can.

My systems aren't perfect but they work for me right now and I try to let it go when it doesn't go as planned.

Are there any things you try to practice right now when it comes to your work, which help with life's ups and downs?

Reply with what works for you, I'm curious to see how others are coping.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll be back in your inbox December 3rd. 



– Amy Lynch (+ Family)

Founder, Event + Podcast Host

Mixing Babies And Business™

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Catch up on Season 3's mini episodes, these ones are out now:

  • EP 36 | Advocating for maternal health and cultivating digital wellness spaces with Adonica Shaw | PT 1
  • EP 33–35 | Building a sustainable Indigenous beauty brand and learning a new industry with Jennifer Harper | PT 1, 2 & 3
  • EP 32 | Season 3 welcome and introduction to our parent-friendly professional development podcast with Amy Lynch

PT 2 & 3 of my chat with Adonica are dropping November 23 and 26, with interviews featuring Jane Downes and Rashmi Sirdeshpande out over the coming weeks.

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No paid ads or sponsorship involved, just spreading the word and business goodness for you:

  • FUNDING: Cradlewise raised $7M in a seed round for continued development of their 3-in-1 Smart Crib, the only baby product in the market using deep tech and AI to learn the baby’s sleep patterns and growth trend – built by parents to help parents AND newborns sleep.

  • LAUNCHING: In this blog post, Denise Duffield-Thomas shares practical launch tips for businesses, which include blocking in and arranging for childcare, self-care and your medical appointments to keep things running smoothly.

  • EXITING: In this blog post, Alexis Grant covers four tips for founders to consider implementing now, if you're looking to sell your business in future.

  • EMPLOYMENT: Flexible childcare company Bubble is offering London startups £1,000 of free childcare credits to enhance their employee benefits.

  • INDUSTRY: An opinion piece for the Huffington Post from a mother who previously worked for a parenting focused publication as the Editor-In-Chief but quit due to personal and professional reasons.

  • INVESTING: Mike Michalowicz has released his latest book and it's for kids! The author of Profit First and Get Different has published My Money Bunnies to help create a Kid's System to Money Management.

  • INVESTING: FEMPIRE x SoGal is hosting a free online workshop about the basics of Angel Investing on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 2:30 PM EST.

  • BRANDING: Founders Fund in Canada hosted a moderated online panel 'Your Brand Isn't For Everyone' with five guest speaker founders in late October, covering cancel culture, public criticism, price shaming and what they've learned from their experiences – their Giving Tuesday Wish List (under $1,000 CAD) for founders deadline to apply is Monday, November 29, 2021.

  • SUPPORT: #ShopSheEO has been released this week as a way to support female-founded companies across five markets in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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Sending you positive vibes and parenthood solidarity ✨

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