Hi, my name is Amy and I'm the face behind these posts. I used to share my mixing babies and business life stories over @amymaureenlynch but decided–due to much pandemic induced contemplation–it was time to 'give birth' to a business account. Please join me in welcoming to the world this beautiful, slowly growing IG profile, DOB May 2020. ?? Time to reintroduce myself for new scrollers and old faithfuls (in case you missed me)! This photo is from July 2016 when we had our first son in England. It's two weeks after an emergency c-section birth and I'm slooooowly and painfully walking (if you can call it that) around Queen's Park in London. In my comfy trousers–pants are undies there–which are also my PJs at times. My Mom snapped it after arriving from Canada to meet her first grandkid and help me leave our flat more often as my husband had to return to work. I can hardly wash a teacup without crying–this really happened–and I'm not supposed to carry anything heavier than my baby...he was 99th percentile, so I had to level up quick! Despite all of this, I figured out how to get him in an extra long baby wrap based on a YouTube video, left the house before 10 a.m. with a bundle of babe on the outside of my belly (so bizarre) and waddled down to meet Grandma at the Thameslink after her long flight. I am winning at life. ? Things were going so well. Why not join a 10-week startup accelerator in one of the busiest areas of the city with my newborn while I was at it? So I did. Sporting those very same trousers, baby wrap, my little dude and a laptop at times. Four-and-a-half years and another kid later, I haven't stopped bringing my WHOLE self into business settings – children and diaper bag stuffed with tech gear included. The End. --------- Ok – not really. But I am limited in my character count on here. If you want to learn more about my flexible work adventures, how I mix babies and business and access some free resources about all of the above (zebra pattern trousers not included), visit the links in my bio or subscribe to our newsletter here: https://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/newsletter/ ----------- Nice to (re)meet you!
New interviews featuring Kevin Bourne and Karla Briones coming every Tuesday and Friday in December before we wrap up Season 1 of the Mixing Babies And Business Podcast! Catch up on all episodes at the link in our bio and subscribe on your favourite podcast listening platform or app, link in bio or here: mixingbabiesandbusiness.com ? These mini episodes are where parenthood meets professional development, we chat about work AND home life, their honest experiences in their own words for you to listen, implement, leave or try out as you see fit. We know you're busy but it doesn't mean you don't want to learn new things! Each episode is under 20 minutes, tune in and let us know what you think. ?⚡ #mixingbabiesandbusiness #podcastersofinstagram #parentinginisolation #podcastinginisolation
We're in @futureofgood_ Canada's Top 100 Recovery Projects! You can learn more about our parent-friendly professional development and how we've adapted in 2020 at the link in our bio. You can also vote for us there if you wish to support our work to date and future plans - entries are free you just need to create an account. Thank you for helping us show up as we are (kids and all) over the years to work on creating a more flexible and inclusive world, which makes space for primary caregivers to invest in themselves alongside their loved ones. #mixingbabiesandbusiness #babiesbizbreakfast #startupyoung #BYOBaby #parentinginapandemic #parenthood #genderequality
Celebration (and voting) time! ??? My parent-friendly professional development initiative has been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects by Future of Good! What originally began as me bringing my kids into business settings, turned into accidental activism and later a newsletter, event series, speaking engagements and now a Mixing Babies And Business™ podcast! The medium keeps evolving but the core message remains the same: Parenthood and professional development don't have to be mutually exclusive. I'll be speaking about the project at tonight's Future of Good Summit networking event. If you've been following my work to date and enjoying my posts, I would sincerely appreciate you voting for Babies, Business + Breakfast™ here and at the link in my bio: https://100recoveryprojects.futureofgood.co/sdg/babies-business-breakfast/ I will continue to advocate for more flexible and inclusive work solutions because I believe the future of work includes making space for primary caregivers and their families. Thank you for reading! #my2030 #SDGGoals #genderequality #mentalhealth #economicrecovery #flexiblework #workthatworks #remotework #futureofwork #parenthood #mixingbabiesandbusiness
Lots of weekend dates with my mic and editing software these days...?? All of my podcast interviews usually follow the same trend: 1. Excitement at guests booking in and agreeing to be recorded 2. Feeling out of my comfort zone as I deal with tech glitches 3. It then feeling all worth it, as I let everything they said to me sink in 4. Relearning how to edit audio clips and produce episodes during my kids nap/bedtimes 5. Getting emotional as I listen back to their stories and insights 6. Figuring out how to upload and promote episodes 7. Gratitude for how humble, helpful and responsive every guest has been What started as an idea turned into self-doubt and problem solving, before quickly evolving into admiration and then enthusiasm to share these stories with other people. I sincerely hope those who tune in will find comfort in hearing the lived experience of other entrepreneurial and community leaders, in their own words, who have been adapting to their parenthood journey along the way. You can search for the Mixing Babies And Business Podcast on most podcast apps or platforms. Or simply click the link in my bio or visit: mixingbabiesandbusiness.buzzsprout.com Special thanks to my Season 1 guests @frankiet @thetanyahayles @kbtheboss_ @karlabriones ??? And thanks to you for following along and listening!
Over the summer, I worked with a local business to apply for the @digitalmainstreet ShopHERE program and help them build a @shopify website, we then applied to Futureproof through @investottawa and they've been working with their team of digital advisors to help get their main street business online and in front of a growing audience they hadn't yet reached. I was able to do all of this as a remote work arrangement, while also looking after our kids on weekdays and continuing to build my own business. I appreciate and believe in the impact the program has sooooo much that I applied to be a Digital Main Street Ambassador at the end of the summer and up until now, have been sharing their resources, regular online events and program updates with the subscribers of my bi-weekly newsletter where I curate and share opportunities for #mixingbabiesandbusiness. I've yet to complete the full suite of online training modules provided with the DMS program myself but I'm getting through them slowly and surely. This type of digital literacy training is timely and essential for you to participate in as a small business owner, regardless of your growth stage. The demand for countries to upskill their workforce and the general public through improved digital literacy began with the slow rise of remote work over the past decade and it's become crucial to help you innovate to remain connected with your customers, clients and colleagues in 2020. The Digital Main Street program is available to Ottawa-based businesses and is available now – get yourself to the link in my bio and sign up (it's FREE!!!) and start investing in yourself today because we don't know what the future may bring but you can be certain it will include the need for businesses to embrace digital tools in order to better react and adapt to new trends in consumer behaviour and technology use. #ILoveOttBiz #DigitalMainStreet24 #ottbiz #ottcommunity #remotework #digitalliteracy
Did you know we've created FREE flexible and remote work digital gifts for you!? ? Things to help you: - schedule your weekly priorities - stay focused in the limited work time you have - navigate the corporate jungle with kids Download our: - Remote Work With Kids Time Blocking Template [Google Sheets] including a video tutorial - Monthly Calendar [PDF] - Babies + Business Mini Guide [PDF] The first two resources will help you simplify your schedule in under 30 minutes and start seeing a difference in your workflow within a week. The mini guide will encourage you to keep showing up in all of your parenthood glory as you mix life and work. To access them all, visit the link in our bio or our website here: https://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources/ #mixingbabiesandbusiness #remoteworkwithkids #remotework #flexiblework #parenthood
Looking forward to hosting @sheenabradyy of @tease_tea and @thefoundersfund and @misssolange of @elevatefemme at our next free online meetup this week! ?? If the idea of parent-friendly professional development has you curious to learn more, please join us by RSVPing at the link in our bio ⬆️ or share this post with other parents you think may be interested in discussing entrepreneurship, creating a social impact and remote work from home life with kids! ? Special thanks to Bayview Yards for continuing to support our community's digital events during these times. #mixingbabiesandbusiness #babiesbizbreakfast #parentpreneur #parenthood #startupyoung #byobaby #startupfounder #flexiblework #remotework #futureofwork #wfhlife #investinyourself
I launched a #mixingbabiesandbusiness podcast and was also interviewed for someone else's in the same month...guess what topic they were most interested in? ?? We also chatted about the parent-friendly events I've been hosting and some insights I have from doing remote work over the past eight years, both before and after having kids, across timezones ? and in different environments. If you'd like to listen to my short 'guest interview' episode with Christopher Kai, you can search for The Gifters podcast on all major platforms and it's episode 1088. Or click the second button under this link to head straight there: https://linktr.ee/babiesbusinessbreakfast/ Happy listening! Please let me know if anything resonated with you or if you've had similar experiences bringing your kids into business settings and/or figuring out a remote work routine that works for you in the comments below.
JOIN US ON NOVEMBER 25th @ 10 A.M.! ⬇️ RSVP ONLINE FOR SESSION + RECORDING LINKS at the link in our bio or here (bit.ly/BabiesBizEvents) and bring your kids–or not, totally up to you–to hear from our guest speakers, Sheena Brady, Founder, Tease Tea and Founder and Co-Owner, Founders Fund and Solange Tuyishime, President & CEO, Elevate International! This isn't a Zoom login and stare session: We want to hear from you, answer your questions, share Sheena and Solange's experiences as parents and professionals, while also having a bit of fun during a time when we need to get creative in order to stay connected. Please join us if you're interested, we'd love to see you (and your family)! ---------------------- REBRANDING ROLL OUT ?? I'm undergoing a rebrand at the moment and full on embracing Mixing Babies And Business™ as my work evolves in the pursuit to keep producing parent-friendly professional development. We can no longer easily 'breakfast' together but that doesn't mean the morning events are going anywhere (yet)! Depending on attendance levels and interest in the upcoming session later this month / potential holiday season online meetup, I'll be adjusting our event programming for 2021. ? ACTION REQUIRED: If you've been meaning to attend one of our events and/or want to in future, please let me know by RSVPing for our November 25th session or comment below/DM us with the type of topics you'd like to learn more about! ---------------------- ✨ Special thanks to our guest speakers for sharing their time and experiences with our audience and to @coursbayviewyards home of @investottawa for supporting these #mixingbabiesandbusiness events through their Bayview Meetups program.✨