Becoming A Remote Work Pro (With Kids)
I’m writing to share the details of the Women in Leadership (WIL) Foundation Ottawa online event I’ll be speaking at this Thursday, May 7th from 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT (witching hour I know but bring the kids or RSVP at the link below to receive the recording).
I’ll be talking about ‘Mixing Babies With Business: Becoming A Remote Work Pro‘ based on my experience as a remote worker and parent over the past few years.
QUESTIONS for you:
- How are you spending your time and energy these days?
- Any tips for other parents looking to carve out a flexible work routine while caring for their children?
Please comment on this post if you’d like to share with my Babies, Business + Breakfast™ community and the WIL Ottawa audience.
My REMOTE WORK back story:
I started working remotely in 2014 while living abroad, before having kids. Then I became a parent in 2016, stopped travelling (and sleeping) as much and had to experiment with different ways to make flexible work actually WORK for me.
There is no ‘work Amy’ and ‘parent Amy’. I am one person, with many facets, responsibilities and little separation between my home and work environments, as many are experiencing right now.
This quick 30-minute session is going to cover three key things I have found helpful over the years, which I apply to the personal and professional areas of my life.
I’ve used them while:
- remote working in different continents and timezones before kids;
- going through three pregnancies, two births and a miscarriage;
- raising two kids under the age of four;
- balancing daycare drop off, pick up and other life admin;
- doing contract corporate and client consulting work;
- creating this community, Babies, Business + Breakfast™; and
- writing, publishing and marketing my first book.
You can implement them straight away and adjust based on your–and your family’s–needs.
Women in Leadership Ottawa Foundation presents from our Online Speaker Series – Mixing Babies with Business: Becoming a Remote Work Pro.
Juggling personal and professional responsibilities can be a challenge at the best of times. Working remotely is not a new trend but has become a necessary requirement for some of us. In this session, Amy will share considerations for mixing your family life with your professional identity, including helpful remote work tips you can implement straight away.
Join us this Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. EDT.
RSVP for your spot via Eventbrite.
About the Session:
This session will be delivered through videoconferencing platform Zoom.
A link with a meeting invite and passwords will be sent to all registered attendees 24 hours before the event.
A recording will be sent after the event to all that have registered.
You can contact the event organizer at:
Hope you (and your family) can join us and if not, stay tuned for the recording!
– Amy x
P.S. Feel free to forward this post to others who may also need a bit of digital love and encouragement to get started.
Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience is based on my journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.
It’s intended to help you solve real problems, for real people and focuses on:
- designing a blog around your values, interests and time commitments;
- creating content, sharing your ideas and seeking feedback; and
- defining what you offer, your ideal customer and launching your Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
I have also created a few additional digital resources to help you navigate the future of flexible work:
- FREE Work From Home (WFH) Time Blocking Made Easy Template to help you structure your days and avoid overwhelm, using a customizable Google Sheet;
- FREE Babies + Business Mini Guide To Navigating The Corporate Jungle (With Kids) written from the perspective of a parent (me) who has brought her young children into dozens of business settings from the age of four weeks old onward, in two different countries;
- FREE Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience resources and templates to help you work through the exercises and action items mentioned in the book; and
- (in progress) Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea + Build Your Audience, an online course to help you get your ideas out of your head and into the world, based on an original three-hour workshop I delivered in 2019.