The fourth trimester: Home office set up

Mar 18, 2022 10:35 pm


Eight weeks into the fourth trimester with baby number three and this is how I #breakthebias with my current home office setup.

I have a nursing couch, change and sleep station alongside my tech supplies. 🚼📊

Much of my work is done in 10-15 increments (usually with a boob out) from my phone unless someone else can hold the baby but I’ve been able to:

I’m not commuting anywhere, meeting in person at coworking spaces or hosting parent-friendly meetups (yet) but it’s amazing what you can do with an internet connection while babywearing these days.

This past week has been March break here in Canada so all three kids have been home AND they brought the flu with them.

But Spring is almost here, days are getting longer (even though I currently go to bed by 8 p.m.!) and it's times like these where I'm grateful for flexibility, technology and adjusted expectations.

Participate in Season 4 of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast!

I would LOVE to include you in the next season of the podcast launching this summer. 

I'm looking for details about how you’ve been mixing babies and business over the years and any positive ways these resources have helped you. 

You can record here (under 60 seconds is best):

I can only use it if the audio is clear, so please use your phone headset or a quality computer USB mic.

Deadline: April 30, 2022

Examples of what to say:

  • Your name, your business/work role
  • How you’re mixing babies and business
  • What you love about mixing babies and business
  • What you're excited about for the future of work
  • Any positive ways these resources (events, podcast, newsletter) have helped you and your family


Thank you for your help – I’m looking forward to sharing more about you and your work as part of Season 4!


If you'd like to explore my future of work resources (podcast mini episodes, time blocking template, babies + business mini guide, remote work retreat course, startup blogging book and ebook), you can find them all here:

I'd love to keep talking about flexible work over the coming year, if you know of any organizations seeking to provide fresh content around creative workflows or more inclusive business solutions for parents, please do get in touch with me by replying to this email or simply visit the website:

I hope you celebrate every day you wake up towards designing a life that works for you and your family,


– 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:

  • IDEAS: Free resources from the Pregnancy Pause to acknowledge career breaks on your LinkedIn and resume.

  • SUPPORT: Ukraine businesses through digital product purchases and humanitarian organizations.

  • ACTIVISM: Talk about timing – the UK government rejected the request by thousands of women to examine childcare costs…making the announcement on International Women’s Day. Sigh.

  • FUNDING: Free hybrid event in Ottawa (and online) taking place on Monday, March 21st about funding, digital marketing and mental health for women led businesses.

  • OPINION: Steph Douglas’ business Don't Buy Her Flowers hit £2.5 million turnover last year – in this article she honestly sets out just how difficult juggling a company and home life can be.

  • OPINION: Article in Elle by Reshma Saujani, author of Pay Up, about why we should ALL be fighting for mom's rights in the workplace.

  • RESOURCES: Roundup on LinkedIn talking about shared parental leave for you, your employer/colleagues and personal relationships.

  • RESOURCES: Pregnant Then Screwed has launched Ready To Return for employers and employees to facilitate a smooth transition back to the workplace after a period of maternity or paternity leave. 

  • INSPIRATION: Watch the webinar replay from Invest Ottawa's February event about mixing babies and business.

  • STARTUP: Collision has launched their Women In Tech ticket offering a 90% discount for two tickets to their June 20-23, 2022 event in Toronto.

  • WELLNESS: Learn about launching in your business with the lunar cycles, also helpful for energy flow and your overall wellbeing. Today is a Full Moon in Virgo = time to declutter, forgive and let go! And almost Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, a good time to refresh your systems (and workspace).

  • WELLNESS: Check out the Mixing Babies + Business Remote Work [Virtual] Retreat [$22 USD available on demand] if you're seeking a simple and refreshing way to reassess your current work and life routines.


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Sending you positive vibes and parenthood solidarity ✨

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