When I became a parent, I still liked reading, art, travel, coffee, pints, business, creativity and exploring my neighbourhood. Doing all of the above has definitely moved me out of my comfort zone and required a bit of trial and error, as well as lots of ups and downs but I now know that I can do it and it’s not up to me if others are uncomfortable.
Mantras for uncertain times (and always because life is never certain). These have served me well over the years, before parenthood and since having kids.
A bit of background to how Babies, Business + Breakfast™ began: This photo is from July 2016 when we had our first son in England. Things were going so well. Why not join a 10-week startup program in one of the busiest areas of the city with my newborn while I was at it? So I did. Sporting those very same trousers, baby wrap, my little dude and a laptop at times.
I always forget to but when I feel out of sorts, things aren’t working or I’m getting overwhelmed, instead of trying to push through the never-ending to-do list (often created by myself), I am a big fan of the ‘ta-da!’ list.
I’ve done remote work–before becoming a parent and since having our two kids–logging on from cafés, pubs, hotels, libraries, museums, art galleries, airports, coworking spaces, conferences, hospitals, apartments and home offices for a mixture of companies over the past six years.
I’ve been blogging for over 10 years and my first book has been written to help you solve real problems, for real people. It aims to help current and aspiring creatives, freelancers, bloggers, flexible workers, business owners and side hustlers with limited time.
In April, I had a casual chat over email with a new contact about smashing the patriarchy. Because it won’t smash itself and if we wait for that to happen we will be waiting a loooooooooooong ass time.
I’m finding it hard most days to work without being interrupted by a child who refuses to do ‘quiet time’ instead of napping. And that’s ok because I’m not the only one raising kids during a pandemic and trying to fit in productivity spurts around their ever-changing routines.
One of my goals for 2020 is to get more comfortable speaking to camera. I’m working on it slowly but surely and you’ll be seeing more of these kinds of posts! This week, I’m talking about how Babies, Business + Breakfast™ began when I became a parent and started bringing my children into business settings.