☎️ Final Call: RSVP for our Dec 9th Meetup! ⏰

Dec 03, 2022 4:23 pm


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🚨 But first: RSVP for our meetup on Dec 9th! 📆

⬇️Tickets are FREE but you must RSVP as space is limited! ⬇️


DATE: Friday, December 9th, 2022 

TIME: 10:00-11:30 AM ET

LOCATION: Invest Ottawa Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Station Road, Level 2, L204 Training Room, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

FREE parking on site, bus options and LRT nearby

RSVP: Dec 9th

Invest in yourself alongside your kids, leaving with new connections.

P.S. Please show up as you are, no fancy dress code or printed tickets required.

P.P.S. If you or your kid(s) are unwell, please stay home and rest up, there will be other opportunities to meet in 2023.

*The event venue is sponsored by Cours Bayview Yards Bayview Meetups program at Invest Ottawa.*


I've gone quiet on the podcast and newsletter these past two weeks because life is happening in our home and we've been dealing with...

  • a sick 4-year-old with pneumonia
  • a sick baby with RSV
  • two sick parents picking up colds from all of the above

I don't have 'coworkers' or a 'team' to speak with for support or delegation right now but I am grateful to the medical and teaching staff and individuals who have helped us out. Special thanks to friends and family who are checking in on us and lending a hand.

I always experience highs and lows, ebbs and flows alongside each other and I try to hold both at the same time but it's hard not to feel like life is bursting at the seams at times.

I also believe it is a sign you're just living life, growing as a parent and a human. Do you ever feel like this? One minute you're 'winning', the next you're 'flailing'!?

It takes resilience and experience to not let it knock you sideways but I have been lying horizontal often lately! I just try to get up again once I feel ready.

This month also marks 60 mini episodes available on the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast across most platforms! 🎉– Season 4 is streaming across most platforms and is sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard, UPS and BDC. 🔊

Thank you for your feedback, your support and for listening. I hope you are inspired by the stories and they help you know you're not alone.

Look after yourselves and when in doubt, get it checked out!

– Amy Lynch (+ Family)

Founder, Event + Podcast Host

Mixing Babies And Business™

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

  • LEARN: Holiday selling resources and an End-of-Year Checklist for small businesses from Digital Main Street.

  • LEARN: WordPress is hosting a FREE public speaking workshop online on December 7 to encourage more people to apply to speak* at WordPress meetups and WordCamps. *I've previously presented at the WordCamp Conference in Ottawa in 2019 and highly recommend you apply to speak!

  • LEARN: WEOC is hosting 'Export 101: North' for those working with women entrepreneurs in rural, remote and Northern communities, sessions run from January 12 through 31, 2023.

  • LEARN: I'm presenting a FREE online workshop focused on 'Baby in the Boardroom: Pitching & Presenting with Kids' hosted by the WE-CAN Project at Queen's University on February 23, 2023.

  • POLICY: I may have forgotten to share this good news from the Evening Standard but better late than never – Sony Music is creating a childcare scheme to offer employees grants to help during the current cost of living crisis.

  • OPINION: The realities of running your own business as a primary carer of a teenage human, while navigating travel, opportunities and events from Kate Toon via LinkedIn.

  • FUNDING: The Ontario Government's Resilient Communities Fund supports community-based organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19 and helps them with immediate, medium, and longer-term recovery projects (6 to 24 months) with between $10K to $200K available in funding. The deadline to apply is 5 PM on December 7.

  • FUNDING: An article from Canadian Healthcare Technology shares Ontario’s launch of the $15 million Life Sciences Innovation Fund, with eligible companies receiving up to $500,000 to scale their made-in-Ontario health solutions both at home and in global markets.

  • FUNDING: Applications for Canada's Total Mom Pitch open Jan 5, 2023! The 5th Anniversary will have more support and access to non-dilutive funding to help you take your business to the next level.

  • WELLNESS: Check out the Mixing Babies + Business Remote Work [Virtual] Retreat [available on demand] if you're seeking a simple and refreshing way to reassess your current work and life routines.

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