Remote Work With Kids: 3 Things To Help Your Workflow Today

A video recap of my webinar focused on remote work with kids

Watch my short recording (under 15 minutes) where I recap the three key things I covered during my webinar for PARO Centre For Women’s Enterprise about doing remote work with kids.

Whether you’re a freelancer, employee or employer:

  • Kids can be unpredictable;
  • pandemic restrictions are ever changing;
  • software will crash;
  • WiFi connections will fail; and
  • last-minute work requests before you log off for the day may happen.

When I started freelancing over a decade ago, I didn’t know what ‘remote work’ was.

Then when I started ‘remote working’ in 2014, I didn’t have kids but also didn’t know anyone else doing it.

In fact, I was the only Canadian ‘remote worker’ in my small Irish village that I knew of. The locals told me so. 🍀 😂

Anywhoooo, I had a lot of time on my hands back then.

And I’m so glad I used it (in between walking everywhere with my laptop bag) to test, change and adapt my remote workflow.

Because by the time I had kids, I had figured out what works well for me.

And a few years on, it still helps me daily.

But when in doubt, my body (or kids) will usually let me know when it’s time to switch it up and try something different.

I presented a webinar last week focused on doing remote work with kids and wanted to share a recap of the three techniques I covered.

All free, no fancy tech, tools or paid software required, but you can integrate those if you want to.

When I started out as a freelance remote worker, I was using what I had (the same 2012 Mac laptop I still use), free Asana, Trello and Google tools, and design software I had previously installed to do project-based marketing communications work.

I even made my own standing desk in our rental unit’s kitchen using the counter and a few shoe boxes. Simple but effective.

Watch the video, let me know what you think, give it a go and test these things out over the coming week, see if they make a difference for you!

The free Time Blocking Template I mention is also linked below.

Take care, stay safe and share with your friends who are also parents as you wish.

– Amy (+ Family) xx

Download the free template:
Remote Work (With Kids) Time Blocking Made Easy [DOWNLOAD]

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Published by Amy Maureen Lynch

Over the past decade, Amy Maureen Lynch has negotiated remote work arrangements, freelance client work and validated business ideas, in between living and working in Canada, Europe and Australia (and having two kids). She writes about travel, international family life, creativity and flexible work on her blog, where you can read about her experiences bringing her children into business settings and access flexible and remote work resources to help you navigate the future of work: notesfromanotherland.com. Amy’s first book, Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience, is based on her journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

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