First interview for the Mixing Babies And Business Podcast Season 3 is complete! Things are officially underway again in my home studio...let the cord untangling and DIY audacity edits begin. ?? #mixingbabiesandbusiness #startupyoung #parentpreneur #parenthood #flexiblework #futureofwork #workthatworks #remotework #BYOBaby #podcastersofinstagram #podcast #creativehappylife
Thanks to @startupcanada for inviting me to represent #mixingbabiesandbusiness at the recent Startup Gov 2021 event. I spoke about installing baby change tables in publicly funded startup and business spaces (apparently Parliament Hill recently got some - whooohoo) and the potential to pilot affordable or universal childcare in coworking spaces for entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers. I am currently pregnant and having a bit of a tough time but because it was hosted virtually and recorded, I was still able to participate and share it with others who are interested in learning more. Link to watch: Https://www.youtube.com/c/StartupcanCa/playlists Click on 'Startup Gov 2021' for the July 30th replay! #mixingbabiesandbusiness #activism #startupcanada #BYOBaby #flexiblework #remotework #futureofwork
How wonderful is this!?!? ?? Thank you to the team at @futureofgood_ for commissioning @loogart to create pieces representing the @unitednations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of #my2030 – this artwork features my parent-friendly professional development newsletter and event series @babiesbusinessbreakfast which now also includes the @mixingbabiesandbusiness podcast, alongside four other community projects from across Canada dedicated to advancing gender equality: #BuildUpWomen Series, Colours of Mama, Feminist Economic Recovery Plan, and Parkdale Centre for Innovation. Thanks to the members of the public and selection committee who voted for the 2020 Top 100 Recovery Projects in Canada. View the full collection at the @futureofgood_ page and online here: FutureOfGood.co/my2030 #mixingbabiesandbusiness #startupyoung #BYOBaby #equality #inclusion #diversity #parenthood #professionaldevelopment #business #startup #entrepreneur #podcast
The first Babies Business and Breakfast™ Parent-Friendly Professional Development Pop Up Event I hosted at Algonquin College featuring Karla Briones, Susan Richards and Sunshine Tenasco in May 2018 – I went on to host a few more events before the pandemic and now it's a virtual community with plans to spread across the country through Startup Canada Communities. Join us at the link in my bio and learn more about the recent announcement here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mixing-babies-business-joins-startup-canada-amy-lynch/ Photo of event panel and attendees of all ages by the wonderful Charlene of @vanveitcreative
Thank you to Startup Canada for welcoming my growing community of parents and their families onboard this week! ? What started as a newsletter and DIY pop-up parent-friendly professional development events when I was 8 months pregnant three years ago, has now grown into a network of parentpreneurs and people pursuing flexible and remote work alongside their kids. We're bringing along the ones we love and care for and showing up as we are in business environments online and offline – usually with a baby and/or toddler in tow. ? ? On brand bonus: Startup Canada's announcement was made on my kid's 3rd birthday, he really is a startup baby now...you can't make this stuff up. It feels wonderful to go from being a solo founder/writer/creator/event/podcast host to joining a group of other community leaders across Canada who are all dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs locally with the information and opportunities they're seeking as they pursue their startup ideas, build businesses and grow their companies! Entrepreneurship can be lonely. Parenthood can be lonely. But they both don't have to be mutually exclusive. I'm delighted to continue connecting with others across the country and around the world, looking forward to future growth plans. Thank you for your support, encouragement and participation in this project and initiative so far, – Amy Lynch (+ Family) P.S. You can read the full announcement here if you're interested: https://www.startupcan.ca/mixing-babies-and-business-joins-startup-communities/ #podcast #entrepreneurship #events #parenthood #mixingbabiesandbusiness #startupyoung #BYOBaby #remoteworkwithkids #flexiblework
Your curated content full of parent-friendly business news, events + opportunities has been sent out via today's newsletter! But first – a short story about bringing my kids into business settings: In case you thought I only did activism x public speaking that one time while babywearing my son at CreativeMornings Ottawa, here is another example in action from the launch of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) in Eastern Ontario at Impact Hub Ottawa in 2019. I was invited to speak about creating more inclusive and parent-friendly business spaces and experiences, something I still gladly chat about, except nowadays it's over Zoom, Teams, Skype, Google Meet or to whomever I run into while I'm out on essential errands. Lately, I've found myself sharing the DIY podcasting workflow I created for Mixing Babies And Business™, something I'm happy to present an upcoming workshop on for the WE-CAN Project at Queen's University, managed by Kerry Ramsay, which ironically, is also part of the WEKH! Two years later, it's all come full circle and my kids still try to steal my microphone. Comment if you want babywearing tips while speaking to a boardroom, bigger crowd or on camera, I have a few tried and tested methods. ? Photo by: @hubottawa thanks to Gina Babinec P.S. I don't do sponsored posts, advertising or influencer marketing, the round up in each newsletter is a mix of digital resources I subscribe to, read online, come across and research – some pop up at the right time, others percolate for a while before I edit and publish them. If it's an event I'm hosting or speaking at, it will be labelled with related sponsor and/or partner organization details. Everything I write and share with you as a reader is intended to encourage you to keep going, ask for help, apply for that competition/award/funding and provide examples of parents making entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids happen for them and their families. You can sign up for free at the link in my bio if you're interested!
The face of someone who finished all virtual events for the week and wrapped up Season 2 of their podcast! When it rains, it pours, right? I'm grateful for the opportunity to present sessions for the @digitalmainstreet @investottawa transformation team members this week about my podcasting workflow and writing newsletters people will actually open. Curious? Send me a message. I also hosted the third round of my Remote Work (Virtual) Retreat for Parents in 2021 - it's available for free until May 22 and then it's paid for 'On Demand' (link in bio), alongside doing client work and part-time caregiving. It's not always easy to juggle all the projects or ideas but my top three creative drivers are: telling stories, design and helping others - so I try to work from a place of joy and fun. And let a lot of domestic/life admin shit that doesn't really matter gooooo. With this beautiful weather, I'm ready to move into soak up the sun relaxation mode but in reality that will most likely entail a blow up kiddie pool and chalk on the driveway. ?⛱ Hope you're doing okay during these times, thanks for following along. #remotework #wfhlife #parenthood #failforward #creativehappylife #doitfortheprocess
Presented a lunch and learn webinar for @digitalmainstreet about my podcast workflow today! Once again, my mic stand is brought to you from my children's book supply. ?? Do you podcast or apply to be a guest on others? Are you interested in learning more about podcasting? If you don't podcast right now, what's stopping you? I'm presenting a future workshop as part of the @wekh_pcfe project @wecanqueensu, I'm excited to continue sharing my podcasting experiences and adventures with others! I'll share the workshop details once it's ready to go but DM me if you'd like a link to the blog post I wrote about my workflow.
RSVP: The next Remote Work Retreat is this Friday May 14! ?? Remote work with kids mini trainings, community connection and a focus on you, your family, your mental health and wellbeing. I know we're all living in different locations under different restrictions, but the retreat is full of relatable (and some relaxing) tips and resources to help you navigate these times AND it can be completed in under an hour. #flexiblework #parenthood #remotework
Happy Mother's Day (although if you're like me perhaps the Canadian Gov's latest census pissed you off...let's just say I 'worked all weeks in 2020 and 2021 to date', the majority of them have been unpaid caregiving labour and I 'saved' our family a ton of daycare fees). Anywhoooo I digress, my latest email newsletter is out with a separate true story of an encounter I recently had in the workforce as a parent, which never happens to my partner and father of our children. In 2021, I'm hopeful things are changing but it is slow, painful and tiring. But it also sadly validates the need for the resources others create and the ones I produce to fill these gaps: newsletter, podcast, events, templates, public speaking, activism, blog. Link in bio to subscribe, DM me and I'll send you today's newsletter, it's a rage inducing one. ? Look after yourselves, not many will do it for you today or any other day. ? #mothersday #mixingbabiesandbusiness #pandemicparenting #mentalhealth #inclusion #flexiblework #remoteworkwithkids #discrimination