Mixing Babies And Business™

Amy Maureen Lynch

Where parenthood meets professional development: Hosted by Amy Lynch and covering all things business, flexible and remote work with kids! The Mixing Babies And Business ™ Podcast features inspiring guests who’ve been showing up as their full selves as parents in professional environments, creating community and advocating for change. Join our movement. Bring your kids. Learn more at: mixingbabiesandbusiness.com

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PT 2: Jane Downes is a parent of four kids, a chartered accountant and the founder of Part-Time.ie, a flexible work recruitment website and Jane Downes Finance Talent, a specialist recruitment agency for the finance sector in Ireland.This is the second of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in October.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:Advice for candidates who are also caregivers who've taken a career break and want to return to the workforceBringing children into business settings as an employeeAddressing the lack of access to and affordability of childcareThe connections between attracting and retaining talent and childcareHow companies could explore parent-friendly policies and programmingThanks again to Jane for sharing her thoughts on positioning yourself as a candidate, access to affordable childcare and its connection to attracting and retaining top talent.Did you enjoy this episode?Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comLearn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resourcesSeason 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.------------------------------------ABOUT JANE DOWNESJane Downes is a parent of four kids, a chartered accountant and the founder of Part-Time.ie, a flexible work recruitment website and Jane Downes Finance Talent, a specialist recruitment agency for the finance sector in Ireland. Having 20 years' experience working with a Big 4 firm, multinational and small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs), she spent a decade of her finance career in part-time roles. As a parent and company founder, she understands the desire parents have to re-skill and work flexibly around their families and aims to help people find the perfect role to fit around their lifestyle.CONNECT WITH JANEWebsites part-time.ie and financetalent.ieLinkedIn @JaneDownesFacebook @parttimeIreland ------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com

Dec 3

9 min 33 sec

PT 1: Jane Downes is a parent of four kids, a chartered accountant and the founder of Part-Time.ie, a flexible work recruitment website and Jane Downes Finance Talent, a specialist recruitment agency for the finance sector in Ireland.This is the first of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in October.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:How her business has changed over the past few yearsLearning a new industry, going from accounting to recruitmentThe importance of masterminding with like-minded founders Outsourcing as a non-technical founder and focusing on her strengthsAdapting her workflow during the pandemic, while her four children were homeChanges in attitudes toward working a flexible schedule or remotely over the yearsThanks to Jane for taking part of her day to answer my questions about entering a new industry, focusing on her strengths and how her family and work routines have evolved over the past few years!Did you enjoy this episode?Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comLearn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resourcesSeason 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.------------------------------------ABOUT JANE DOWNESJane Downes is a parent of four kids, a chartered accountant and the founder of Part-Time.ie, a flexible work recruitment website and Jane Downes Finance Talent, a specialist recruitment agency for the finance sector in Ireland. Having 20 years' experience working with a Big 4 firm, multinational and small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs), she spent a decade of her finance career in part-time roles. As a parent and company founder, she understands the desire parents have to re-skill and work flexibly around their families and aims to help people find the perfect role to fit around their lifestyle.CONNECT WITH JANEWebsites part-time.ie and financetalent.ieLinkedIn @JaneDownesFacebook @parttimeIreland ------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Hosthttp://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 30

11 min 52 sec

PT 3: Adonica Shaw is a mom of three, speaker, author, founder and advocate for women's health who is dedicated to cultivating digital wellness spaces.This is the final of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in October.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:Looking after your mental health as a founder seeking investmentWhen investors tell you their isn't a big enough market or need for your solutionAdvocating for yourself, your vision and building for one personWhat she wishes someone would have told her before becoming a parent and business owner Learning to lead yourself before you lead othersHow what she's working on is connected to the future she'd like to see for her childrenThanks to Adonica for taking the time to speak about all things parenthood, entrepreneurship, health and wellness!Did you enjoy this episode?Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comLearn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resourcesSeason 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.------------------------------------ABOUT ADONICA SHAWAdonica Shaw is a mom of three, speaker, author, founder and advocate for women's health who is dedicated to cultivating digital wellness spaces. She is the founder of Wingwomen, a startup that champions health and wellness for professional women, host of the podcasts "I Surrender" and "Self-Care Saturday" and author of the self-help book, "Depressed to Daring". She was named as one of the top 136 Black Innovators in STEM + Arts by Wonder Women Tech in 2020 and is a TEDx speaker.CONNECT WITH ADONICAWebsites adonicashaw.com and mywingwomen.comLinkedIn @adonicashawInstagram @adonicashaw------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 26

12 min 5 sec

PT 2: Adonica Shaw is a mom of three, speaker, author, founder and advocate for women's health who is dedicated to cultivating digital wellness spaces.This is the second of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in October.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:The early symptoms of preeclampsia with her third pregnancy How caring for her third child as a premature newborn impacted how she looked after herselfGoing through therapy and learning how to reparent herselfArticulating her needs and asking for help when it comes to her wellbeingCreating Wingwomen to provide support for other women Helping others get more comfortable speaking up and navigating their personal health journeysThanks to Adonica for sharing her personal health journey as a mother experiencing preeclampsia and how it impacted the way she currently cares for herself as both a parent and founder.Did you enjoy this episode?Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comLearn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resourcesSeason 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.------------------------------------ABOUT ADONICA SHAWAdonica Shaw is a mom of three, speaker, author, founder and advocate for women's health who is dedicated to cultivating digital wellness spaces. She is the founder of Wingwomen, a startup that champions health and wellness for professional women, host of the podcasts "I Surrender" and "Self-Care Saturday" and author of the self-help book, "Depressed to Daring". She was named as one of the top 136 Black Innovators in STEM + Arts by Wonder Women Tech in 2020 and is a TEDx speaker.CONNECT WITH ADONICAWebsites adonicashaw.com and mywingwomen.comLinkedIn @adonicashawInstagram @adonicashaw------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 23

13 min 45 sec

PT 1: Adonica Shaw is a mom of three, speaker, author, founder and advocate for women's health who is dedicated to cultivating digital wellness spaces.This is the first of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in October.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:What parenting skills she's been able to apply as a founderFailing forward in front of our kidsHow her business plans and self-care practices have evolved over the past two yearsPodcasting during the pandemic and showing up intentionally to her work Setting up the Surrender Circle and Wingwomen, learning about company structures and fundraisingCultivating digital wellness spaces for women to focus on practical advice and actionsThanks to Adonica for taking the time to speak with me about showing up imperfectly in front of our children and how she has shifted her work practices to be more thoughtful and intentional!Did you enjoy this episode?Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comLearn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resourcesSeason 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.------------------------------------ABOUT ADONICA SHAWAdonica Shaw is a mom of three, speaker, author, founder and advocate for women's health who is dedicated to cultivating digital wellness spaces. She is the founder of Wingwomen, a startup that champions health and wellness for professional women, host of the podcasts "I Surrender" and "Self-Care Saturday" and author of the self-help book, "Depressed to Daring". She was named as one of the top 136 Black Innovators in STEM + Arts by Wonder Women Tech in 2020 and is a TEDx speaker.CONNECT WITH ADONICAWebsites adonicashaw.com and mywingwomen.comLinkedIn @adonicashaw Instagram @adonicashaw------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 19

13 min 8 sec

PT 3: Jennifer Harper is a mom of two and the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty, a digitally-native, sustainable cosmetics company with a mission to empower Indigenous youth through education and representation. This is the final of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in September.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:What she wishes someone would have told her before becoming a parent and business ownerHealing yourself before becoming a parent, to the best of your abilityWhy she believes children are not as resilient as we've been told they areUnlearning and relearning things as a parent and a business ownerThe importance of structure while also seeing things from others' perspectivesWhat the 7th Generation Principle means to her The kind of world she would like her children and future generations to inheritThanks to Jennifer for taking the time to speak with me about all things parenthood, business and leaving a legacy for future generations.Did you enjoy this episode?Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comLearn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resourcesSeason 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.------------------------------------ABOUT JENNIFER HARPERJennifer Harper is a mom of two and an award-winning entrepreneur, with a vision to be the first Indigenous woman to create a $1 billion beauty brand. She is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc., a digitally-native, sustainable cosmetics company known for creating high quality, cruelty-free beauty products with a mission to empower Indigenous youth through education and representation. She was awarded Chatelaine Woman of the Year in 2019, “Social Enterprise of the Year” in Ontario by Startup Canada in 2019 and announced her partnership with Sephora Canada in 2021.CONNECT WITH JENNIFERWebsite https://www.cheekbonebeauty.com/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-harper-0b200a23/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 16

9 min 30 sec

PT 2: Jennifer Harper is a mom of two and the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty, a digitally-native, sustainable cosmetics company with a mission to empower Indigenous youth through education and representation. This is the second of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in September.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:The results of pitching on television to the Dragon's DenBeing offered funding without having to give up equity from two different partnersHow working in sales prepared her for facing rejection when pitching her businessThe importance of believing in yourself and being passionate about what you're buildingHow she brings her whole self to her work and her parenting Healing through entrepreneurship and the lessons she's learnedThanks to Jennifer for taking the time to speak with me about believing in yourself and healing through entrepreneurship.Did you enjoy this episode?Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comLearn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resourcesSeason 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.------------------------------------ABOUT JENNIFER HARPERJennifer Harper is a mom of two and an award-winning entrepreneur, with a vision to be the first Indigenous woman to create a $1 billion beauty brand. She is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc., a digitally-native, sustainable cosmetics company known for creating high quality, cruelty-free beauty products with a mission to empower Indigenous youth through education and representation. She was awarded Chatelaine Woman of the Year in 2019, “Social Enterprise of the Year” in Ontario by Startup Canada in 2019 and announced her partnership with Sephora Canada in 2021.CONNECT WITH JENNIFERWebsite https://www.cheekbonebeauty.com/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-harper-0b200a23/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 12

9 min 20 sec

PT 1: Jennifer Harper is a mom of two and the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty, a digitally-native, sustainable cosmetics company with a mission to empower Indigenous youth through education and representation. This is the first of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in September.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:Adapting her workflow around home and family life during the pandemicTaking the leap from full-time employment to full-time entrepreneurshipEliminating her brand's hero products to rebuild them more sustainablyLearning a whole new (and very competitive) industryGoing from bootstrapping her business with $500 to securing Venture Capital fundsApplying to the Dragon's Den and getting to pitch her business on national television Thanks to Jennifer for taking the time to speak with me about adapting her workflow and pitching to raise funds for her business!Did you enjoy this episode?Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comLearn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resourcesSeason 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.------------------------------------ABOUT JENNIFER HARPERJennifer Harper is a mom of two and an award-winning entrepreneur, with a vision to be the first Indigenous woman to create a $1 billion beauty brand. She is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc., a digitally-native, sustainable cosmetics company known for creating high quality, cruelty-free beauty products with a mission to empower Indigenous youth through education and representation. She was awarded Chatelaine Woman of the Year in 2019, “Social Enterprise of the Year” in Ontario by Startup Canada in 2019 and announced her partnership with Sephora Canada in 2021.CONNECT WITH JENNIFERWebsite https://www.cheekbonebeauty.com/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-harper-0b200a23/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 9

11 min 12 sec

INTRO: My name is Amy Lynch and I'm the host and producer of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast. Welcome to the first episode of Season 3, which has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.ABOUT SEASON 3Episode 32 with Amy Lynch: Introduction to Season 3Episodes 33–35 with Jennifer Harper: A mom of two and founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc. in Canada, working in the cosmetics industryEpisodes 36–38 with Adonica Shaw: A mom of three and founder and CEO of Wingwomen in the United States, working in the health and wellness industryEpisodes 39–41 with Jane Downes: A mom of four, chartered accountant and the founder of Part-Time.ie and Jane Downes Finance Talent in Ireland, working in the recruitment and finance industriesEpisodes 42–44 with Rashmi Sirdeshpande: A a mom of two and Children's Author in England, working in the publishing and creative industriesEpisode 45 with Amy Lynch: Bringing my children into business settings and how corporations can create more inclusive spaces and programming for parentsEpisode 46 with Amy Lynch: Recap of Season 3 highlights and how you can get involved with Mixing Babies And Business™These upcoming episodes and Seasons 1 and 2 of the podcast have been created with parents like you in mind. Did you enjoy this episode? Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!Share this mini episode with your network, colleagues, clients and other corporate partners, especially if you’re also passionate about advocating for more inclusive business spaces and programming for primary caregivers.Thanks for listening, take care of yourself and your family.------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comLearn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 5

6 min 32 sec

RECAP: My name is Amy Lynch and I'm the host and producer of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast. Since August 2020, I've steadily chugged along, interviewing 10 guests and producing over 30 episode, across two seasons.My work has been selected as one of Future of Good‘s Top 100 Recovery Projects in Canada in 2020, you can learn more and vote for my project (of which this podcast is part of) at the link!ABOUT SEASON 2Episode 15 with Amy Lynch: Introduction to Season 2Episodes 16–18 with Sheena Brady and Solange Tuyishime: A parent and Founder and CEO of Tease Tea, Founder & Co-Owner of Founders Fund; and a parent and President and CEO of Elevate International, Co-Founder of Naylah’s Legacy and Mrs. Canada World 2021, respectively.Episodes 19–21 with Devon Fiddler: A Cree parent from the Waterhen Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan, Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc.Episodes 22–24 with Heather Payne: A parent and CEO of Juno College, formerly HackerYou, Founder of Ladies Learning Code, since re-branded to Canada Learning Code.Episodes 25–27 with Nathan Hall: A parent and CEO of award-winning video marketing agency Simple Story and Founder and CEO of Culture Check, an anti-racism support center for the workforce.Episodes 28–30 with Steve Folland: A parent, video and audio creator and the founder of Being Freelance and co-host of the Doing It For The Kids Podcast.My DIY Podcast Workflow: Overview of the tools and tech I use, for more detail visit https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-diy-podcast-designed-spread-message-amy-lynch/I hope each mini episode helps you feel less alone during these times.The podcast is on a break over the summer, stay tuned for Season 3!Thanks for listening, take care of yourself and your family.------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

May 12

10 min 55 sec

PT 3: Our conversation is split into three parts – in our third and final episode, we talk about what he's learned along the way as a parent and freelancer, the types of professional development he's pursued over the past year and what he hopes the future may hold for his kids.Steve Folland is a parent, video and audio creator and the founder of Being Freelance. The next episode covers what he wishes someone would have told him before becoming a freelancer and parent and what he hopes the future holds for his kids.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: What he wishes someone would have told him before becoming a parentScheduling time off for yourself, as you would as an employeeTreating yourself like a business when you're a freelancerThe kind of professional development he's pursued during the pandemicMaking time to do non-business related thingsLearning new skills and trying out different workflows What he hopes the future may hold for his kidsHobbies we want to keep doing after the pandemicThanks to Steve for speaking with us about parenthood and adapting his business during the pandemic!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT STEVE FOLLANDSteve Folland is a parent, video and audio creator for businesses and freelancers. He’s the founder of Being Freelance, a podcast and online community to help people around the world in various stages of their freelance journey. Together with fellow community founder and freelancer Frankie Tortora, he also co-hosts Doing It For The Kids, which won bronze for Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards in 2020.CONNECT WITH STEVEWebsite https://www.beingfreelance.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beingfreelance/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevefolland/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

May 7

12 min 7 sec

PT 2: Our conversation took place in March and is split into three parts – in this second mini episode, we talk about what it's been like to produce over 200 episodes of his podcast over the years, treating his work like a client, collaborating with others and why there's never a downside to being yourself in business.Steve Folland is a parent, video and audio creator and the founder of Being Freelance. The next episode covers what he wishes someone would have told him before becoming a freelancer and parent and what he hopes the future holds for his kids.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Getting over the fear of public speaking in video or audio formatsThe importance of practice and valuing your audience's timeWhat it's been like to produce over 200 episodes of the Being Freelance Podcast and win an award with Frankie Tortora of Doing It For The Kids PodcastEnjoying what you do and finding the value in itTreating yourself and your work like a clientCreativity as a form of self-care Bringing his whole self to workThanks to Steve for speaking with us about parenthood and adapting his business during the pandemic!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT STEVE FOLLANDSteve Folland is a parent, video and audio creator for businesses and freelancers. He’s the founder of Being Freelance, a podcast and online community to help people around the world in various stages of their freelance journey. Together with fellow community founder and freelancer Frankie Tortora, he also co-hosts Doing It For The Kids, which won bronze for Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards in 2020.CONNECT WITH STEVEWebsite https://www.beingfreelance.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beingfreelance/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevefolland/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

May 4

12 min 50 sec

PT 1: The final interview series in Season 2 features Steve Folland, a parent, video and audio creator and the founder of Being Freelance. This is the first of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in March. We talk about our current work spaces, why it's NOT business as usual right now and the importance of connecting with other freelancers who understand what you're doing. Stay tuned for future episodes where we talk about consistency, being freelance (and a parent), and why you should treat your work as a business.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: The spaces we're currently working fromA segue about cats and our kids Podcasting from odd places and getting creative with his workManaging expectations with clients and working with other freelancersWhat an average working day looks like for him during the pandemicHow the past year has created even more flexibility between his work and home lifeFocusing on what we can control right now, including DIY projects Creating an accidental brand as a freelancerWhat freelancers want to know when they're starting outThanks to Steve for speaking with us about parenthood and adapting his business during the pandemic!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT STEVE FOLLANDSteve Folland is a parent, video and audio creator for businesses and freelancers. He’s the founder of Being Freelance, a podcast and online community to help people around the world in various stages of their freelance journey. Together with fellow community founder and freelancer Frankie Tortora, he also co-hosts Doing It For The Kids, which won bronze for Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards in 2020.CONNECT WITH STEVEWebsite https://www.beingfreelance.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beingfreelance/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevefolland/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

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Apr 30

12 min 39 sec

PT 3: Our conversation is split into three parts – in our third and final episode, we talk about creating a social impact business focusing on racism in the workplace and his drive to create a better future for those coming up behind him.Nathan Hall is a parent and the CEO of award-winning video marketing agency Simple Story and founder and CEO of Culture Check, an anti-racism support center for the workforce.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Creating a survey for Black, Indigenous and People of Color to document their experiences of racism in the workplaceExperiencing racism in professional work environments and on social media during the pandemicWhy he believes companies are uniquely positioned to bridge gaps between understanding individual experiences of racism and making a difference in local communitiesWhat he wishes someone would have told him before becoming a parentAppreciating where you're at as an entrepreneur and a parentHis drive to create a better future for those coming up behind himThanks to Nathan for speaking with us about parenthood and adapting his business during the pandemic!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT NATHAN HALLNathan Hall is a parent and the CEO of award-winning video marketing agency Simple Story and founder and CEO of Culture Check, an anti-racism support center for the workforce. He is the recipient of an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award and was asked to join the Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only organization for prominent executives of public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies.CONNECT WITH NATHANWebsite https://culturecheck.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mrnathanhall/LinkedIn https://ca.linkedin.com/in/mrnathanhall------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Apr 23

19 min 46 sec

PT 2: Our conversation is split into three parts – in this second mini episode, we talk about building your decision-making muscle, how he trusts his instincts and deciding to throw out the playbook as an entrepreneur.Nathan Hall is a parent and the CEO of award-winning video marketing agency Simple Story and founder and CEO of Culture Check, an anti-racism support center for the workforce.The next episode will feature the final part of our conversation, where we'll talk about the work he's doing to address racial discrimination and what he wishes someone would have told him before becoming a parent and entrepreneur.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Making difficult decisions under pressure in a leadership position Cultivating the ability to trust in yourself and follow your beliefsIdentifying your North Star, values and clarifying your visionTaking risks that only impact himself and how it has played out so farGetting comfortable with being the odd one out and going in a different directionThrowing out the playbook and testing things as an entrepreneurThanks to Nathan for speaking with us about parenthood and adapting his business during the pandemic!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT NATHAN HALLNathan Hall is a parent and the CEO of award-winning video marketing agency Simple Story and founder and CEO of Culture Check, an anti-racism support center for the workforce. He is the recipient of an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award and was asked to join the Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only organization for prominent executives of public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies.CONNECT WITH NATHANWebsite https://culturecheck.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mrnathanhall/LinkedIn https://ca.linkedin.com/in/mrnathanhall------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Apr 20

17 min 31 sec

PT 1: The next interview series on the podcast features Nathan Hall, a parent and the CEO of award-winning video marketing agency Simple Story and founder and CEO of Culture Check, an anti-racism support center for the workforce. This is the first of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place earlier this year in January. We talk about moving his company to a remote workforce, staying home with his family over the past year and getting comfortable with public speaking.Stay tuned for future episodes where we talk about making difficult decisions as a leader, addressing racial discrimination in the workplace and appreciating where you are as a parent and entrepreneur.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Travelling for work when the pandemic was announcedMoving his service-based team to a remote work modelHow he's set up his home life and routines over the past yearExperiencing business growth during the pandemicCrafting your story and getting better on camera during these timesPushing yourself beyond your comfort zoneWhy imitation tech tools don't work for kidsThanks to Nathan for speaking with us about parenthood and adapting his business during the pandemic!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT NATHAN HALLNathan Hall is a parent and the CEO of award-winning video marketing agency Simple Story and founder and CEO of Culture Check, an anti-racism support center for the workforce. He is the recipient of an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award and was asked to join the Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only organization for prominent executives of public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies.CONNECT WITH NATHANWebsite https://culturecheck.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mrnathanhall/LinkedIn https://ca.linkedin.com/in/mrnathanhall------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Apr 16

14 min 3 sec

PT 3: In our third and final episode, we talk about what she wishes someone would have told her as a founder starting a family, developing her own playbook throughout the process, the need for universal childcare and disrupting the higher education sector.Heather Payne is a parent and the CEO of Juno College, formerly HackerYou. Heather founded Ladies Learning Code in 2011, since re-branded to Canada Learning Code with offerings for all ages, and has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Trendsetters & Trailblazers category, as well as one of the Globe and Mail’s Top 12 Canadian “Innovators at Work”.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: What she wishes someone would have told her as a founder before becoming a parentDeveloping her own version of a business playbook for her pregnancy and postpartum period as a founderThe importance of universal childcare within Canada to make progress on gender equalityThe type of personal development she pursues and how she integrates wellness into her daily routinesThe books she's recently read and how she's investing in herself latelyDisrupting the higher education sector and creating the university of the future through Juno CollegeThanks to Heather for speaking with us about mixing babies and business!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT HEATHER PAYNEHeather Payne is a parent and the CEO of Juno College, formerly HackerYou. She founded Ladies Learning Code in 2011, since re-branded to Canada Learning Code with offerings for all ages, and has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Trendsetters & Trailblazers category, as well as one of the Globe and Mail’s Top 12 Canadian “Innovators at Work”.CONNECT WITH HEATHERWebsite https://junocollege.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/heatherpayne/Twitter https://twitter.com/heatherpayne------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Mar 30

11 min 56 sec

PT 2: In part two of our interview, we talk about rebranding an organization, encouraging feedback as a leader and exploring new parent-friendly programming options – stay tuned for the third and final part of our conversation.Heather Payne is a parent and the CEO of Juno College, formerly HackerYou. Heather founded Ladies Learning Code in 2011, since re-branded to Canada Learning Code with offerings for all ages, and has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Trendsetters & Trailblazers category, as well as one of the Globe and Mail’s Top 12 Canadian “Innovators at Work”.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: What is behind her drive to create more flexible offerings for people in the education industry Dedicating the past decade to helping underrepresented individuals create a career in techTactical advice for creating a brand from scratchGoing through a rebrand process and the importance of communicationEncouraging team members to give you feedback as a leaderExploring on-site childcare in the early days of Ladies Learning CodeLooking at how access to childcare will impact Juno's programmingDifferent ways to offer child-friendly programming and spaces for parentsThanks to Heather for speaking with us about mixing babies and business!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT HEATHER PAYNEHeather Payne is a parent and the CEO of Juno College, formerly HackerYou. She founded Ladies Learning Code in 2011, since re-branded to Canada Learning Code with offerings for all ages, and has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Trendsetters & Trailblazers category, as well as one of the Globe and Mail’s Top 12 Canadian “Innovators at Work”.CONNECT WITH HEATHERWebsite https://junocollege.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/heatherpayne/Twitter https://twitter.com/heatherpayne------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Mar 26

11 min 18 sec

PT 1: The next interview series on the podcast features Heather Payne, a parent and the CEO of Juno College, formerly HackerYou. Heather founded Ladies Learning Code in 2011, since re-branded to Canada Learning Code with offerings for all ages, and has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Trendsetters & Trailblazers category, as well as one of the Globe and Mail’s Top 12 Canadian “Innovators at Work”.This is the first of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in December. Stay tuned for future episodes where we talk about all things parenthood, disrupting the tertiary education sector and the need for access to affordable childcare.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: How her work and home routines have evolved over the past yearRelocating the family at the start of the pandemicWorking alongside her partner in a separate spaceMoving her company from in-person classes to online offeringsThe importance of asking for user feedback when making changes Communicating with investors during the pandemicIntroducing an Income Share Agreement (ISA) model for tuitionDealing with naysayers when providing an innovative solutionThanks to Heather for speaking with us about parenthood and adapting her business during the pandemic!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT HEATHER PAYNEHeather Payne is a parent and the CEO of Juno College, formerly HackerYou. She founded Ladies Learning Code in 2011, since re-branded to Canada Learning Code with offerings for all ages, and has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Trendsetters & Trailblazers category, as well as one of the Globe and Mail’s Top 12 Canadian “Innovators at Work”.CONNECT WITH HEATHERWebsite https://junocollege.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/heatherpayne/Twitter https://twitter.com/heatherpayne------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Mar 23

13 min 6 sec

PT 3: In the third and final part of our interview, we talk about learning to outsource and delegate, the kinds of professional and personal development that are working for her right now and how as a parent, she's creating an impact for her children, Indigenous women and girls.Devon Fiddler is a Cree parent from the Waterhen Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan and the Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc, a brand of handbags and accessories dedicated to elevating Indigenous women and girls.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: What she wishes someone would have told her before becoming a parentThe importance of learning how to delegate at homeOutsourcing what's outside of your zone of geniusThe professional development she's using as a parent during the pandemic What she does to focus and centre herself when she has little alone timeThe kind of world she would like her children to experienceWhy she's so passionate about creating an impact for Indigenous women and girls through SheNative GoodsThanks again to Devon for taking the time to speak about all things parenthood, professional development, business, advocating for Indigenous women and girls and living out her mission every day!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT DEVON FIDDLERDevon Fiddler is a Cree parent from the Waterhen Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan and the Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc, a brand of handbags and accessories dedicated to elevating Indigenous women and girls. She is a speaker, influencer, thought leader, and program developer in entrepreneurship, leadership and skills development.CONNECT WITH DEVONWebsite https://www.shenative.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shenativegoods/https://www.instagram.com/devonfiddlerofficial/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

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Mar 19

10 min 34 sec

PT 2: In part two of our interview, we talk about what an average day looks like for her as an entrepreneur and parent during the pandemic, sustaining her business over seeking growth and using her intuition in decision making. Devon Fiddler is a Cree parent from the Waterhen Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan and the Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc, a brand of handbags and accessories dedicated to elevating Indigenous women and girls.The next episode will feature the final part of our conversation, where we'll talk about what she wishes someone would have told her before becoming a parent and how she's living out her mission to elevate Indigenous women and girls.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: What an average work day is like for her now and how she schedules her prioritiesWhy she has been focusing on sustaining her business over growth until nowLearning to take the path of least resistance and looking after your mindsetHow she decides what to pursue in businessHer mission to elevate Indigenous women and girlsAsking for compensation for your time as an entrepreneurTrusting your intuition when it comes to decision makingThanks to Devon for speaking with us about parenthood and adapting her business during the pandemic!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT DEVON FIDDLERDevon Fiddler is a Cree parent from the Waterhen Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan and the Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc, a brand of handbags and accessories dedicated to elevating Indigenous women and girls. She is a speaker, influencer, thought leader, and program developer in entrepreneurship, leadership and skills development.CONNECT WITH DEVONWebsite https://www.shenative.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shenativegoods/https://www.instagram.com/devonfiddlerofficial/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Mar 16

12 min 40 sec

PT 1: The next interview series on the podcast features Devon Fiddler, a Cree parent from the Waterhen Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan and the Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc, a brand of handbags and accessories dedicated to elevating Indigenous women and girls.She is a speaker, influencer, thought leader, and program developer in entrepreneurship, leadership and skills development. This is the first of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in November. Stay tuned for future episodes where we talk about all things parenthood, adapting her business during the pandemic and creating a social enterprise brand.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Being a guest speaker and workshop facilitator with a babyThe importance of on-site childcare at eventsWhy virtual evening events are still difficult to attend as a parentHow her business, speaking and consulting engagements have changed during the pandemicMoving from a retail space to an e-commerce modelWhy we can't trust our kids with markers even when we're in the roomAdjusting our expectations and being okay with everyday failuresThanks to Devon for speaking with us about parenthood and adapting her business during the pandemic!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT DEVON FIDDLERDevon Fiddler is a Cree parent from the Waterhen Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan and the Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc, a brand of handbags and accessories dedicated to elevating Indigenous women and girls. She is a speaker, influencer, thought leader, and program developer in entrepreneurship, leadership and skills development.CONNECT WITH DEVONWebsite https://www.shenative.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shenativegoods/ https://www.instagram.com/devonfiddlerofficial/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Mar 12

11 min 19 sec

PT 3: This is the third and final mini episode of our chat with Sheena Brady and Solange Tuyishime. Sheena is a parent, Social Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, Tea Sommelier and Storyteller. Solange is a parent, an International Keynote Speaker, Social Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.Our conversation took place in November as part of a virtual event I hosted for parents.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Practical steps parents can take to advocate for their needs in professional environmentsWhy you should do what you can now in your business with what you haveWhy no one is going to show up if you don’t keep showing up for yourself firstHow Founders Fund is giving back to women-identifying entrepreneurs and plans to continue growing the community and mentorship programHow Elevate International is championing women in leadership positions and plans to highlight the stories of Indigenous and Black female entrepreneursThanks to them both for speaking with us about parenthood and changing the future of girls through education, entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT SHEENA BRADYSheena Brady is a parent, Social Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, Tea Sommelier and Storyteller. She is the Founder and CEO of Tease Tea, Founder & Co-Owner of Founders Fund and on the Merchant Success Leadership team at Shopify.CONNECT WITH SHEENAWebsite http://sheenabrady.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sheenabradyy/ABOUT SOLANGE TUYISHIMESolange Tuyishime is a parent, an International Keynote Speaker, Social Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. She is the President and CEO of Elevate International, Co-Founder of Naylah’s Legacy, a UNICEF Canada Ambassador, Mrs. Canada International 2019 and Mrs. Canada World 2021.CONNECT WITH SOLANGEWebsite http://misssolange.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/misssolange/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Mar 9

15 min 26 sec

PT 2: This is the second part of three mini episodes of our chat with Sheena Brady and Solange Tuyishime. Sheena is a parent, Social Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, Tea Sommelier and Storyteller. Solange is a parent, an International Keynote Speaker, Social Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.Our conversation took place in November as part of a virtual event I hosted for parents. The next episode will feature the final part of our conversation, where we'll talk about advocating for yourself, thriving during difficult times, the importance of showing up and their plans for 2021.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Learning to delegate as a parent and business owner (while in labour)The importance of succession planning and putting trust in other peopleHow to pitch to investors, sponsors and complete strangersThe importance of storytelling and changing people’s perceptionsBuilding resilience as you’re met with disappointmentWhy you should focus on the value you provideThe effects of the pandemic on sponsorshipWhy you should ask for feedback on your pitch------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT SHEENA BRADYSheena Brady is a parent, Social Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, Tea Sommelier and Storyteller. She is the Founder and CEO of Tease Tea, Founder & Co-Owner of Founders Fund and on the Merchant Success Leadership team at Shopify.CONNECT WITH SHEENAWebsite http://sheenabrady.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sheenabradyy/ABOUT SOLANGE TUYISHIMESolange Tuyishime is a parent, an International Keynote Speaker, Social Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. She is the President and CEO of Elevate International, Co-Founder of Naylah’s Legacy, a UNICEF Canada Ambassador, Mrs. Canada International 2019 and Mrs. Canada World 2021.CONNECT WITH SOLANGEWebsite http://misssolange.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/misssolange/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Mar 5

17 min 36 sec

PT 1: This is the first part of three mini episodes of our chat with Sheena Brady and Solange Tuyishime. Sheena is a parent, Social Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, Tea Sommelier and Storyteller. Solange is a parent, an International Keynote Speaker, Social Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.Our conversation took place in November as part of a virtual event I hosted for parents. Stay tuned for two more episodes where we talk about all things parenthood, building resilience in business and showing up for yourself first.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: How they’ve adapted their workflows during the pandemic What drove them to begin their entrepreneurial journeysSheena’s background in hospitality and becoming a tea sommelierHow Founders Fund is giving back to women entrepreneursSolange’s life experiences and how they've shaped her missionHow Elevate International and Naylah’s Legacy’s are enhancing others’ livesThe need for a different type of leadership to impact women and girlsBeing vulnerable in professional environments and creating trust------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and leave a podcast review.Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT SHEENA BRADYSheena Brady is a parent, Social Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, Tea Sommelier and Storyteller. She is the Founder and CEO of Tease Tea, Founder & Co-Owner of Founders Fund and on the Merchant Success Leadership team at Shopify.CONNECT WITH SHEENAWebsite http://sheenabrady.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sheenabradyy/ABOUT SOLANGE TUYISHIMESolange Tuyishime is a parent, an International Keynote Speaker, Social Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. She is the President and CEO of Elevate International, Co-Founder of Naylah’s Legacy, a UNICEF Canada Ambassador, Mrs. Canada International 2019 and Mrs. Canada World 2021.CONNECT WITH SOLANGEWebsite http://misssolange.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/misssolange/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Mar 2

18 min 29 sec

INTRO: I'm excited to announce Season 2 is almost here! Join me for conversations from February through May 2021, as I interview guest experts about all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. This show features inspiring interviews edited into mini episodes less than 20 minutes long, designed for parents who want to invest in themselves, alongside their loved ones. If you want to explore mixing babies and business, you’ve come to the right place!ABOUT SEASON 2My first interview is from a virtual event where I hosted Sheena Brady and Solange Tuyishime: Sheena is a parent and Founder and CEO of Tease Tea, Founder & Co-Owner of Founders Fund and on the Merchant Success Leadership team at Shopify, Solange is the President and CEO of Elevate International, Co-Founder of Naylah’s Legacy, a UNICEF Canada Ambassador, Mrs. Canada International 2019 and Mrs. Canada World 2021My second interview is with Devon Fiddler, a Cree parent from the Waterhen Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan, Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc, a speaker, influencer, thought leader, and program developer in entrepreneurship, leadership and skills developmentMy third interview is with Heather Payne, a parent and CEO of Juno College, formerly HackerYou, Founder of Ladies Learning Code, since re-branded to Canada Learning Code, one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Trendsetters & Trailblazers category, as well as one of the Globe and Mail’s Top 12 Canadian “Innovators at Work”My fourth interview is with Nathan Hall, a parent and CEO of award-winning video marketing agency Simple Story and Founder and CEO of Culture Check, an anti-racism support center for the workforce, Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award Recipient and member of the Forbes Agency CouncilI can't wait to share their insights with you and I'm hoping each mini episode helps you feel less alone during these times. Until next time, take care of yourself and your family.------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents. Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast HostJoin our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Feb 26

4 min 30 sec

RECAP: My name is Amy Lynch and I'm the host and producer of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast. When I set out to launch a podcast in 2020, it was to attempt to create an online space where the conversations I would normally host at my in person parent-friendly professional development events could reach a wider audience at a time and place when and where they needed it most.This show features inspiring interviews edited into mini episodes less than 20 minutes long, designed for parents who want to invest in themselves, alongside their loved ones. If you want to explore mixing babies and business, you’ve come to the right place!ABOUT SEASON 1My first interview was with Frankie Tortora, a mum of two, freelance graphic designer and founder of Doing It For The KidsMy second interview was with Tanya Hayles, a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker, creative storyteller and founder of Black Moms Connection and Color In White SpacesMy third interview was with Kevin Bourne, a dad of three and an entrepreneur, freelance journalist, media personality and co-founder of SHIFTER  Magazine and SHIFTER AgencyMy fourth interview was with Karla Briones, a mom of two kids, an award-winning Mexican-Canadian serial entrepreneur and founder of Karla Briones ConsultingI sincerely hope you'll 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.We'll be back in early 2021 with Season 2. Thanks for listening, catch you next time!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Dec 2020

3 min 59 sec

PT 3: This is the third and final of three mini episodes of our chat with Karla Briones, an award-winning Mexican-Canadian serial entrepreneur and a mom of two kids, with a passion for helping others succeed in their business journey.She uses over a decade of experience running multiple businesses to mentor, coach and help new immigrants become successful entrepreneurs in Canada. She works with founders through her company, Karla Briones Consulting and Invest Ottawa's advisory programming and gives back to her community through organizations including Futurpreneur Canada and WorldSkills.In this episode we talk about embracing collaboration as a business owner and important resources for newcomers to Canada and those entering the world of entrepreneurship for the first time.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Tips for newcomers to CanadaWhat she thinks you should focus on as a new entrepreneurHow she continues to invest in herself and her favourite go-to resourcesWhy collaboration is key for herWFH lifeBIG thanks to Karla for chatting with us about all things business, investing in yourself and parenthood!Stay tuned for our Season 1 finale where we'll be wrapping up episode highlights before we return for Season 2 in February 2021.------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT KARLA BRIONESKarla Briones is an award-winning Mexican-Canadian serial entrepreneur and a mom of two kids, with a passion for helping others succeed in their business journey. She works with founders through her company, Karla Briones Consulting and Invest Ottawa's advisory programming and gives back to her community through organizations including Futurpreneur Canada and WorldSkills.CONNECT WITH KARLAKarla Briones Consulting https://karlabriones.com/Invest Ottawa https://www.investottawa.ca/experts/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/immigrantbusinesscoach/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/karlabriones/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlabriones/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host https://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Dec 2020

11 min 43 sec

PT 2: This is the second of three mini episodes of our chat with Karla Briones, an award-winning Mexican-Canadian serial entrepreneur and a mom of two kids, with a passion for helping others succeed in their business journey.She uses over a decade of experience running multiple businesses to mentor, coach and help new immigrants become successful entrepreneurs in Canada. She works with founders through her company, Karla Briones Consulting and Invest Ottawa's advisory programming and gives back to her community through organizations including Futurpreneur Canada and WorldSkills.In our second episode with Karla, we talk about how becoming a parent became a catalyst for her starting her entrepreneurial journey, the breakdown she experienced a few years into running two businesses and having two kids and what she learned along the way.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: What her business schedule looked like at the beginning of becoming a new momTransitioning out of the 'failure is not an option' mindset as a newcomer to CanadaWhen she knew she had to step away from her business and how she did itGetting comfortable with releasing control and asking for helpWhat she continues to do to look after herself------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT KARLA BRIONESKarla Briones is an award-winning Mexican-Canadian serial entrepreneur and a mom of two kids, with a passion for helping others succeed in their business journey. She works with founders through her company, Karla Briones Consulting and Invest Ottawa's advisory programming and gives back to her community through organizations including Futurpreneur Canada and WorldSkills.CONNECT WITH KARLAKarla Briones Consulting https://karlabriones.com/Invest Ottawa https://www.investottawa.ca/experts/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/immigrantbusinesscoach/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/karlabriones/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlabriones/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Dec 2020

14 min 6 sec

PT 1: This is the first of three mini episodes of our chat with Karla Briones, an award-winning Mexican-Canadian serial entrepreneur and a mom of two kids, with a passion for helping others succeed in their business journey. She uses over a decade of experience running multiple businesses to mentor, coach and help new immigrants become successful entrepreneurs in Canada. She works with founders through her company, Karla Briones Consulting and Invest Ottawa's advisory programming and gives back to her community through organizations including Futurpreneur Canada and WorldSkills.Our conversation took place back in September before our kids started back at school in Canada and is split into three parts, so stay tuned for future episodes where we talk about all things parenthood, starting a business as a newcomer to Canada and learning to invest in yourself.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Adapting her workflow during the pandemic as a parent and owner of multiple businessesLearning the art of letting go How she tracks her scheduleThings she does to get out of her head and into her bodyBeing vulnerable on social mediaWhy she believes business is human------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT KARLA BRIONESKarla Briones is an award-winning Mexican-Canadian serial entrepreneur and a mom of two kids, with a passion for helping others succeed in their business journey. She works with founders through her company, Karla Briones Consulting and Invest Ottawa's advisory programming and gives back to her community through organizations including Futurpreneur Canada and WorldSkills.CONNECT WITH KARLAKarla Briones Consulting https://karlabriones.com/Invest Ottawa https://www.investottawa.ca/experts/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/immigrantbusinesscoach/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/karlabriones/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlabriones/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Dec 2020

11 min 28 sec

PT 3: This is the third and final mini episode of our chat with Kevin Bourne, a dad of three and an entrepreneur, freelance journalist and media personality.He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of SHIFTER Magazine, and is co-founder and CEO of PR and content marketing firm SHIFTER Agency. He was recently named to Ottawa Life Magazine's Best of Ottawa: Activists & Changemakers list.Our conversation took place back in October and since we're both doing remote school for our kids, you may hear some voices in the background.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Using his skills and experience to mentor othersHow his business offerings are evolving during the pandemicThe types of professional development he invests inWhy you should trust your gut in businessWhat he wishes someone would have told him in the early days of parenthoodLearning to make time for yourselfBIG thanks to Kevin for chatting with us about all things business, creating change and parenthood!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT KEVIN BOURNEKevin Bourne, a dad of three and an entrepreneur, freelance journalist and media personality. He is co-founder of SHIFTER  Magazine and SHIFTER Agency.CONNECT WITH KEVINKevin Bourne https://www.shifteragency.com/kevin-bourneSHIFTER Magazine https://shiftermagazine.com/Twitter https://twitter.com/kbtheboss_https://twitter.com/shiftermagazineLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinrbourne/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shiftermagazine/https://www.facebook.com/shifteragency/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kbtheboss_/https://www.instagram.com/shiftermagazine/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Dec 2020

9 min 50 sec

PT 2: This is the second of three mini episodes of our chat with Kevin Bourne, a dad of three and an entrepreneur, freelance journalist and media personality.He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of SHIFTER Magazine, and is co-founder and CEO of PR and content marketing firm SHIFTER Agency. He was recently named to Ottawa Life Magazine's Best of Ottawa: Activists & Changemakers list.Our conversation took place back in October and since we're both doing remote school for our kids, you may hear some voices in the background.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Becoming a remote school tutor and how it's workingAdjusting his workflow during the pandemic as a parentRedefining what's possible and learning to challenge the status quoBeing named an activist and making an impact in others' lives with his workThe different ways in which creativity can be used as a form of protestHow his work is influencing his children------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT KEVIN BOURNEKevin Bourne, a dad of three and an entrepreneur, freelance journalist and media personality. He is co-founder of SHIFTER  Magazine and SHIFTER Agency.CONNECT WITH KEVINKevin Bourne https://www.shifteragency.com/kevin-bourneSHIFTER Magazine https://shiftermagazine.com/Twitter https://twitter.com/kbtheboss_https://twitter.com/shiftermagazineLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinrbourne/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shiftermagazine/https://www.facebook.com/shifteragency/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kbtheboss_/https://www.instagram.com/shiftermagazine/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Dec 2020

13 min 9 sec

PT 1: This is the first of three mini episodes of our chat with Kevin Bourne, a dad of three and an entrepreneur, freelance journalist and media personality. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of SHIFTER Magazine, and is co-founder and CEO of PR and content marketing firm SHIFTER Agency. He was recently named to Ottawa Life Magazine's Best of Ottawa: Activists & Changemakers list.Our conversation took place back in October and since we're both doing remote school for our kids, you may hear some voices in the background.THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: How building his business and parenting has changed for him over the past decadeThe importance of creating his own schedule as a primary caregiverTrying to keep on top of all the things as a parentCelebrating the everyday moments and getting through each dayShowing up when you feel like you don't belongBringing his kids into business settings and events------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT KEVIN BOURNEKevin Bourne, a dad of three and an entrepreneur, freelance journalist and media personality. He is co-founder of SHIFTER  Magazine and SHIFTER Agency.CONNECT WITH KEVINKevin Bourne https://www.shifteragency.com/kevin-bourneSHIFTER Magazine https://shiftermagazine.com/Twitter https://twitter.com/kbtheboss_https://twitter.com/shiftermagazineLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinrbourne/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shiftermagazine/https://www.facebook.com/shifteragency/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kbtheboss_/https://www.instagram.com/shiftermagazine/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Dec 2020

12 min 14 sec

PT 3: This is the third and final episode of our chat with Tanya Hayles, a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker and creative storyteller.She's the founder of Black Moms Connection, an online global village and non-profit organization, as well as a diversity, equity, inclusion and representation disruptor doing anti-Black racism consulting through Color In White Spaces.Our conversation took place in August before we knew what back to school would look like between the ever-changing lockdown restrictions in Canada. THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Responding to world events and media requestsBecoming a certified Diversity and Inclusion ConsultantThe importance of mentors and advisorsWhat she misses about the events industry Planning a career pivotThe legacy she wants to create for Black Moms Connection and her sonBeing yourself, planting the seeds and seeing what growsBIG thanks to Tanya for chatting with us about business and parenthood!------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT TANYA HAYLESTanya is a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker and creative storyteller, using various mediums to evoke emotions, create change and magnify moments. She is the founder of Black Moms Connection and Color In White Spaces.CONNECT WITH TANYATanya Hayles https://www.tanyahayles.com/Black Moms Connection https://www.blackmomsconnection.com/Color In White Spaces https://colorinwhitespaces.com/Twitter https://twitter.com/tanyahaylesLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/thayles/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/blackmomsconnectionInstagram https://www.instagram.com/thetanyahayles/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 2020

11 min 39 sec

PT 2: This is the second of three mini episodes of our chat with Tanya Hayles, a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker and creative storyteller.She's the founder of Black Moms Connection, an online global village and non-profit organization, as well as a diversity, equity, inclusion and representation disruptor doing anti-Black racism consulting through Color In White Spaces.Our conversation took place in August before we knew what back to school would look like between the ever-changing lockdown restrictions in Canada. THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: What to do when others challenge what you're building and how you're doing itNetworking as a parent and the choices you get faced withHow primary caregivers are being left out of business spaces and programmingWhat we're doing about creating more child-friendly spacesWhy you have a part to play in creating changeOur third episode with Tanya covers responding to world events, career pivots and creating a legacy.------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT TANYA HAYLESTanya is a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker and creative storyteller, using various mediums to evoke emotions, create change and magnify moments. She is the founder of Black Moms Connection and Color In White Spaces.CONNECT WITH TANYATanya Hayles https://www.tanyahayles.com/Black Moms Connection https://www.blackmomsconnection.com/Color In White Spaces https://colorinwhitespaces.com/Twitter https://twitter.com/tanyahaylesLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/thayles/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/blackmomsconnectionInstagram https://www.instagram.com/thetanyahayles/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 2020

14 min 50 sec

PT 1: This is the first of three mini episodes of our chat with Tanya Hayles, a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker and creative storyteller.She's the founder of Black Moms Connection, an online global village and non-profit organization, as well as a diversity, equity, inclusion and representation disruptor doing anti-Black racism consulting through Color In White Spaces.Our conversation took place in August before we knew what back to school would look like between the ever-changing lockdown restrictions in Canada. THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: How Tanya's work and life have changed in 2020Structuring her daily and weekly work from home scheduleFinding and creating her own village as a single parentWhat happened when her online community started to experience rapid growthFocusing on impact over monetization for Black Moms ConnectionUsing partnerships, funding and media opportunities to focus on continuing to serve the Black mother and her family------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT TANYA HAYLESTanya is a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker and creative storyteller, using various mediums to evoke emotions, create change and magnify moments. She is the founder of Black Moms Connection and Color In White Spaces.CONNECT WITH TANYATanya Hayles https://www.tanyahayles.com/Black Moms Connection https://www.blackmomsconnection.com/Color In White Spaces https://colorinwhitespaces.com/Twitter https://twitter.com/tanyahaylesLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/thayles/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/blackmomsconnectionInstagram https://www.instagram.com/thetanyahayles/------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 2020

14 min 55 sec

PT 3: This is the third and final mini episode of our chat with Frankie Tortora, a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids — a community by and for freelance parents.Frankie is also co-host of DIFTK The Podcast with Steve Folland, recipients of Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020. Our conversation took place in August before we knew if the kids were going back to school and between the ever-changing lockdown restrictions in Canada and England. THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Working from unconventional spacesThe type of professional development Frankie enjoysQuestioning all facets of your lifeWhy trading time for money isn't working for us right nowHow having self-employed parents impacted usThings we're trying to teach our kidsWho she admires as a parent and creative professionalBIG thanks to Frankie for chatting with us about all things creativity, community and parenthood!Stay tuned for upcoming episodes featuring Tanya Hayles, Kevin Bourne and Karla Briones, as part of Season 1 of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast.------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT FRANKIE TORTORA Frankie is a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids — a community by and for freelance parents. Through the DIFTK blog, Facebook community, face-to-face meetups and weekly podcast, Frankie is proving that all sorts of good stuff can occur when self-employed parents are given the opportunity to connect. CONNECT WITH FRANKIEFrankie Tortora http://francescatortora.com/Doing It For The Kids http://www.doingitforthekids.net/DIFTK The Podcast – Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020! http://www.doingitforthekids.net/diftk-podcast/DIFTK Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/DIFTKDIFTK Instagram http://instagram.com/doingitforthekids_------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 2020

14 min 51 sec

PT 2: This is the second of three mini episodes of our chat with Frankie Tortora, a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids — a community by and for freelance parents. Stay tuned for the third and final part over the coming week where we talk about working from unconventional spaces, including your car and how she's investing in herself during these times.Frankie is also co-host of DIFTK The Podcast with Steve Folland, recipients of Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020. Our conversation took place in August before we knew if the kids were going back to school and between the ever-changing lockdown restrictions in Canada and England. THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Launching a business in early 2020 and pivotingModerating an online community during uncertain timesProtecting what we've built during the pandemicHitting the reset button as a creative professional and a parentSetting boundaries with your family when you're working from homeWhen your kids don't understand what you're doingBut said kids also want to use your tech gear------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT FRANKIE TORTORA Frankie is a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids — a community by and for freelance parents. Through the DIFTK blog, Facebook community, face-to-face meetups and weekly podcast, Frankie is proving that all sorts of good stuff can occur when self-employed parents are given the opportunity to connect. CONNECT WITH FRANKIEFrankie Tortora http://francescatortora.com/Doing It For The Kids http://www.doingitforthekids.net/DIFTK The Podcast – Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020! http://www.doingitforthekids.net/diftk-podcast/DIFTK Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/DIFTKDIFTK Instagram http://instagram.com/doingitforthekids_------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host Mixing Babies And Business™ Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 2020

10 min 34 sec

PT 1: This is the first of three mini episodes of our chat with Frankie Tortora, a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids — a community by and for freelance parents. Stay tuned for the next two episodes over the coming week where we talk about all things community, creativity and parenthood. Frankie is also co-host of DIFTK The Podcast with Steve Folland, recipients of Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020. Our conversation took place in August before we knew if the kids were going back to school and between the ever-changing lockdown restrictions in Canada and England. THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: Sharing the drudgery and being real as a freelance parentParenting and attempting to work from home during a pandemicSwitching back and forth between unpaid and paid workA podcasting tech glitchWhy you need firm email autorespondersSetting hard boundaries with our time and availabilityAdjusting our plans for 2020–2021 and letting it go------------------------------------CONNECT WITH USWe’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------ABOUT FRANKIE TORTORA Frankie is a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids — a community by and for freelance parents. Through the DIFTK blog, Facebook community, face-to-face meetups and weekly podcast, Frankie is proving that all sorts of good stuff can occur when self-employed parents are given the opportunity to connect. CONNECT WITH FRANKIE Frankie Tortora http://francescatortora.com/Doing It For The Kids http://www.doingitforthekids.net/DIFTK The Podcast – Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020! http://www.doingitforthekids.net/diftk-podcast/DIFTK Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/DIFTKDIFTK Instagram http://instagram.com/doingitforthekids_------------------------------------ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers. The podcast is hosted and produced by Amy Lynch, with mini episodes released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!- Amy Lynch (+ Family)Founder | Event + Podcast Host Mixing Babies And Business™ Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

Nov 2020

11 min 42 sec

INTRO: Welcome to Mixing Babies And Business, a podcast hosted by Amy Lynch, where we chat about all things business, entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.The show is a mixture of solo and interview style episodes, featuring inspiring guests who’ve been showing up as their full selves as parents in professional environments, creating community and advocating for change.It’s designed to shine a light at the end of a seemingly verrrry long tunnel and we’re hoping to provide a virtual pep talk for those seeking encouragement during this transformative time in their lives.------------------------------------Stories to guide you.We'll be sharing a couple of mini episodes each week for people who are also parents and don't have the time/desire/energy/bandwidth/ability to tune in to something actively or in the background for more than 20 minutes. Depending on the guest, we'll be covering creativity, community and creating the changes you wish to see in the world.Like our parent-friendly business newsletter, events and resources, it will be an online space where parenthood meets professional development and is designed with yours and your family's needs and interests in mind, not as an afterthought!Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources------------------------------------Podcasting and parenting during a pandemic.All episodes are recorded, edited and published from our home office 'creative studio', where we're attempting to work from home in between doing 'remote school' with our kids. Hopefully we can edit out some things, if not, you'll be hearing a lot of REAL LIFE in the background.Season 1 launches this week, with mini episodes released every Tuesday and Friday for the remainder of 2020.Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you're connected to!Join our movement. Bring your kids.http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/Connect with us on Instagram:@mixingbabiesandbusiness

Nov 2020

1 min 34 sec