The fourth trimester: Office setup

Eight weeks into the fourth trimester with baby number three and this is how I #breakthebias with my current home office setup.

I have a nursing couch, change and sleep station alongside my tech supplies. 🚼📊

Much of my work is done in 10-15 increments from my phone unless someone else can hold the baby but I’ve been able to:

• participate in bi-weekly mastermind calls with WE-CAN Project at Queen’s University;
• do my bookkeeping;
• organize Startup Canada sponsorship for Season 4 of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast; and
• am working on my first live workshop for World Skills Employment Centre later this month about remote work with kids.

I’m not commuting anywhere, meeting in person at coworking spaces or hosting parent-friendly meetups (yet) but it’s amazing what you can do with an internet connection while babywearing these days.

If you’d like to explore my flexible work resources (podcast mini episodes, time blocking template, babies + business mini guide, remote work retreat course, startup blogging book and ebook), you can find them all here:  https://mixingbabiesandbusiness.vipmembervault.com/

I’d love to keep talking about flexible work over the coming year, if you know of any organizations seeking to provide fresh content around creative workflows or more inclusive business solutions for parents, please do get in touch with me by replying to this email or simply visit the website: mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/contact

Happy #internationalwomensday2022 – I hope you celebrate every day you wake up towards designing a life that works for you and your family.

– Amy (+ Family) xx
Founder of Mixing Babies And Business™

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The fourth trimester: Baby has arrived and business news 🚼📊

Happy New Year (I’m a bit late to the party).

But it’s because during the first week of 2022, we welcomed our third baby to the family! I’ve attempted to write this in my head a few times. But then I get distracted and delay it another week.

I’m almost halfway through the fourth trimester and trying to relax as much as I can. We’ve all been home for most of January, everyone is well thanks to help from family and friends and we’re getting used to our new routines.

Although I will say despite my setting up out of office responders, letting people know I’d be offline, going off Facebook and Instagram in 2021 and wrapping up the podcast, I did have an email response the morning of his birth to something I’d been exploring for over a year – I’m not sure what will come of it but it seemed fitting and like a good omen. It also reminded me of the fact, you can’t plan for everything!

Since then, I’ve been living in a haze of medicine scheduling, cluster feedings and slowly building up to more activity each week as it was also my third c-section.

I don’t often write about the logistics or health procedures behind my pregnancies, deliveries and postpartum periods but all of my pregnancy experiences have had some form of complications, so I’ve gotten used to going with the flow and taking it slower than I’d like to.

All lessons I can apply in other areas of my life and work.

When I had my first baby overseas, I was working remotely as a freelancer and felt I could do more once I was six week postpartum. I was full of ideas and it was a time of inspiration, new connections, research and exploration, when I participated in a weekly startup program.

When I had my second baby, I had wrapped up a temporary contract and was prepared with a launch plan to test and validate my ideas, taking action through showing up, accidental activism and creating new experiences for others, working during the naptime routines and on weekends.

Between then and now, a lot has changed. I don’t think I need to elaborate when it comes to current global and local events, workforce participation and the uptake of remote work technologies but I’m proud of what we accomplished as a community leading up to 2020 and since then online.

BUT throughout this pregnancy I have felt the need to recalibrate.

Recalibrate my work, routines, ideas, theories, a number of things big and small that I felt I had outgrown, were no longer working or were not serving my highest good when it comes the health of my body, baby and this business.

When I tried to do things the same way, this baby and my body challenged me to try otherwise. Now that he’s arrived, it’s clear the way we previously ran our household will no longer work (for the time being) and we need to test out a few different ideas, approaches or perhaps…reinvent who I am as a parent altogether?

Or put more simply, to do less, not try so hard and take my cues from others (mostly under the age of six) for the time being.

One thing I did remember from my previous experiences: It’s hard to type while holding or feeding a newborn! And in these early days, they are held and fed a lot. But I’m trying to be more present and in the moment, so many of my thoughts as it relates to work are getting shelved or put on hold for now.

I guess I could have tried dictation but in the end I’ve settled for standing at the kitchen counter (a favourite writing spot), wearing him in the baby carrier and typing while the oven fan runs for white noise.

Hopefully I will be able to resume a somewhat regular writing schedule after the fourth trimester ends but until April, this is as best I could manage.

In the meantime, if you’d like to explore my flexible work resources (podcast mini episodes, time blocking template, babies + business mini guide, remote work retreat course, startup blogging book and ebook), you can find them all here:  https://mixingbabiesandbusiness.vipmembervault.com/

I’d love to keep talking about flexible work over the coming year, if you know of any organizations seeking to provide fresh content around creative workflows or more inclusive business solutions for parents, please do get in touch with me by replying to this email or simply visit the website: mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/contact

If you have a moment, please let me know how your first few weeks of 2022 have been,

– Amy (+ Family) xx
Founder of Mixing Babies And Business™

📬 If you’d like to keep in touch with me:

• Sign up to or stay on my email list (linked below, sent monthly but newsletters will slow down until April)
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Download the free template:
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Startup Blogging Book By Amy Maureen Lynch

Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience is based on my journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

You can download the Amazon Kindle app for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

You can then purchase, download and read the eBook version of my book from your mobile, tablet or device!

Season 3 recap, podcasting while pregnant and how I’m preparing for parental leave


This Season has been a bit unique for me, as it’s the first time I’ve been pregnant while podcasting.

In this recap, I want to thank you for tuning in so far and go over some of the highlights from this latest stage of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast…including what I’m doing to prepare for 2022, as I get ready to welcome a third baby!

I’ve spent the entire time planning it, booking in guests, recording interviews, editing, producing and promoting episodes throughout each trimester – I am nearing the final weeks and am preparing to wrap it up for now.

I originally started this podcast in the Summer of 2020, publishing my first episodes later that year, while I was working from home around my kids who were two and four years old at the time.

Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to interview 14 entrepreneurs and community leaders who are also parents, based in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

There are now over 45 mini episodes available for you to download!

All of them are under 20 minutes each and child-friendly, so you can stream them with or without headphones, while you go about your daytime routines or nighttime feeds.

This pregnancy has been a challenging one and I feel like as a parent and more recently, as a podcast host, it doesn’t always get easier, I just get better at adapting each time!

But I’ve also had some great highlights over the past eight months as I have been able to speak to other audiences about podcasting, bringing my kids into business settings and how I structure my remote work setup.

I’d love to keep talking about these topics in 2022, so if you know of any organizations focused on:

– entrepreneurship;
– flexible or remote work; 
– who are seeking to provide fresh content around creative workflows; or
– more inclusive business solutions for parents

Please do get in touch with me.

I’ll be taking a break during the first part of 2022 but I intend to keep speaking and writing about these topics alongside my baby, as I have done with my other two kids!

A few things I’m doing differently this time around include:

– unplugging from most social media and focusing mainly on LinkedIn to remain connected to my network and share future content over the coming year;

– participating in a six-month regional mastermind for women entrepreneurs, where I’ll be logging on to bi-weekly online sessions with my baby, instead of physically bringing them, their car seat, stroller or baby carrier into boardrooms and workshop sessions with me;

setting up firm boundaries around my communications, availability and response times for community members or prospective clients…I don’t intend to have meetings, host online events or book in new project work until the second quarter of the year;

giving myself time and space to rest, recover; and

– hopefully if my older kids can stay in school over the coming months (fingers crossed), remembering how to care for a newborn again!

I will miss not being able to meet up with other parents, their kids, family and friends.

I will miss not being able to enter business spaces as easily with a baby and continuing to invest in myself, while connecting with other humans, because of public health considerations.

I will miss not being able to go outside as often or for as long, as this will be my first baby born during Canadian winter, which is a very different experience to the summer time temperatures.

BUT like so many parents have done over the past few years, I will learn to adapt and do my best.

As with learning how to podcast, I’ve been trying to go through this pregnancy and planning for the fourth trimester, bit by bit, week by week.

Doing what’s in front of me or only focusing on the next thing I can do, trying not to worry about how the future experience will be.

Only time will tell and by then, this podcast will be going into Season 4 and I will have a better update for you – so wish me luck!

For now, let’s talk about the Season 3 recap:

During this latest series, I’ve interviewed four guests spanning the beauty, health, recruitment and publishing industries.

The first interview features Jennifer Harper, a mom of two and an award-winning entrepreneur, as the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc. in Canada.

You’ll find our conversation in episodes 33, 34 and 35, where we talk about building a sustainable Indigenous beauty brand and learning a new industry.

The second interview features Adonica Shaw, a mom of three, speaker, author and founder of Wingwomen in the United States.

You’ll find our conversation in episodes 36, 37 and 38, where we talk about advocating for maternal health and cultivating digital wellness spaces.

My third interview features Jane Downes, a mom of four, chartered accountant and the founder of Part-Time.ie and Jane Downes Finance Talent in Ireland.

You’ll find our conversation in episodes 39, 40 and 41, where we talk about transitioning to part-time and negotiating for flexibility as you return to work.

My fourth interview features Rashmi Sirdeshpande, a mom of two and a lawyer turned children’s author of non-fiction and fiction picture books based in England.

You’ll find our conversation in episodes 42, 43 and 44, where we talk about encouraging innovation in young readers and learning from our kids.

Despite the differences in their backgrounds, families and business structures, a few key themes have emerged which have also been echoed during previous seasons.

The ones which jumped out at me were the importance of:

– choosing a mission or vision which you are driven by during good times and bad;

– being adaptable to changing circumstances as your work routines are forced to change and your family expands and grows up alongside your business;

– having the courage to learn a new industry, the importance of networking, seeking out feedback and not being afraid of making mistakes; and

– practicing kindness with yourself, working through your own healing and treating yourself as you would treat a friend, when it comes to both parenthood and entrepreneurship milestones and challenges.

I also shared my experiences in episode 45, of becoming an accidental activist when I became a parent and started bringing my baby into business settings.

Listen back to it if you’re curious about how I’m encouraging corporations to create more inclusive business spaces and programming for primary caregivers and their families and how as a parent, you can continue to advocate for yourself and your needs.

I’ve really enjoyed hosting these conversations and sharing them with you through this podcast over the past two years and can’t wait to see what the next year will bring.

Amy Maureen Lynch Podcast Workflow Webinar for Digital Main Street

When I’ve been invited to speak prior to the pandemic, I’ve always said that I hope I’m not still talking about these things in another five years because they will have become redundant.

As awareness around the benefits and opportunities of flexible work grows, I hope we continue to welcome and keep having discussions like these, followed by testing out new ideas, ways of working and parenting in real time.

I hope these episodes so far have inspired you to design a life that works for you and your family.

Progress is happening slowly but if you’re a parent listening to this, don’t wait for permission to start showing up as you are, kids and all.

If you’re an employer or company decision maker listening to this, I hope you’re considering the barriers parents may be facing when it comes to fully participating in your workplace or programming and thinking about the steps you can take to address their needs.

It doesn’t need to be perfect, but if you want to attract and retain talent or your main target audience consists of parents, the topics of:

– accessible spaces for families;
– flexible work times or locations;
– the current state of childcare where you are based; and 
– the ways in which you hire, communicate with and invest in people.

Are a few areas you could start to examine and testing out new solutions for.

If you’ve enjoyed these episodes, please share them 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.

I’d love if you would subscribe and leave a review because it helps other parents find the podcast too!

Stay tuned for Season 4 in the second half of 2022. Thank you for listening, spreading the word and supporting this work!

For now, take care, look after yourselves and best wishes over the coming months.

– Amy (+ Family) xx
Founder of Mixing Babies And Business™

Looking for more info about Flexible + Remote Work?

Tune into the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast (hosted and produced by me, Amy Lynch, from my home during the pandemic).

Mixing Babies And Business Podcast by Amy Maureen Lynch

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

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I wrote a book:

Startup Blogging Book By Amy Maureen Lynch

Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience is based on my journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

You can download the Amazon Kindle app for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

You can then purchase, download and read the eBook version of my book from your mobile, tablet or device!

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Five years ago this month, I was wandering around London with my friend Carla and our babies…hard to believe!

Although I still have the kid (he’s much bigger), jacket (stored in Ireland for now) and boots (only ones I can get on at 33 weeks pregnant).

And we only donated the diaper bag recently to get one with more pockets. 😂

Our days were filled with rambling walks, lots of outdoor time, stops for coffee, feeding babies and talks about creative projects.

As two women working remotely from home, who were both Permanent Residents in the UK but not Citizens, navigating a new health care system, giving birth to overdue babies born days apart, without a local support network…we had a lot in common!

Life in London

At the time, I was working remotely as a freelancer, far from family and friends, and wasn’t entitled to any paid parental leave.

My husband and I had been living off of one income for a while, as we had spent a few years living and working in Australia, before relocating to Europe, and were saving up for our first home…eventually in Ireland or Canada.

When I became pregnant in London, we decided to apply for his Permanent Residency in Canada and play it by ear, as the approval timelines were anywhere up to two or three years before we’d be able to all move together as a family.

Many police checks, a medical exam and lots of document filing later, we submitted the application, I kept growing our first baby and working remotely.

Much to our surprise, we were granted his PR in under six months, before the baby was due and were able to start thinking about our next move…with a kid in tow!

That summer, our first son was born, we began looking at wrapping up our time in London around our lease end date the year after and planning what to pack (very little).

Notes From Another Land - London Baby

Let’s talk about parental leave (or the lack of it) baby

I was able–I don’t want to say ‘lucky’ because it was something we planned and made sacrifices for–to take the time over those early months to learn how to care for a newborn and participate in a program with Google for Startups from the time my baby was 7 weeks to 4 months old.

We took a few vacations in between to Ireland and Canada, before we began preparing for the final overseas trip (and move) to Ottawa.

It all seems very adventurous now, jetsetting with a baby on board, when the last time we travelled as a family (again to Ireland) was in early 2019!

When I was headhunted for a role in Ottawa, I decided to look around at my other options and applied for a contract maternity cover, which I brought my then toddler to the interview for.

I got the job and it was during this time that I also became pregnant with our second son, finishing my contract role the month before he was due!

This enabled me to qualify for paid parental leave in Canada, where I took a year with him as a baby and kept the toddler at home part-time, focusing on validating my business idea, writing, continuing my parentpreneur activism and networking.

I’m due to have a third baby soon (again in Canada) and this time around, both kids will be in school–fingers crossed they stay open–but I’m not entitled to full maternity / parental leave.

I’ve spent the past three years working in remote part-time and project based contract roles, with my other paid business projects in between.

The irony of looking after the kids full-time during 2020 and part-time in 2021, while working on my business, doing remote freelancing, temporary contracts and the like, has restricted my hours.

And you are only assessed on the 52 weeks prior to applying. If things were assessed based on insurable income earned as opposed to hours worked, it would be a different story.

When I had my miscarriage two years ago, I again wasn’t entitled to anything because I didn’t miscarry after 19 weeks of pregnancy. Sorry Service Canada but women’s bodies don’t always meet your revenue/insurable earnings timelines!

Recently, I had a nice conversation with a Government service agent about my maternity and miscarriage circumstances but it didn’t result in anything other than a few kind words and commiserations.

Unless the Federal Government in Canada adjusts their parental and other leave policies or entitlements, I believe many women may not be receiving any paid leave as they will fall within these gaps in the system.

My partner is entitled to take parental leave based on his role and hours worked, however, not all workplaces encourage it or offer top ups, so the weekly/bi-weekly benefit payments aren’t sustainable for our soon-to-be family of five.

Again, I am able (not lucky) to take time off from my paid contract and project work to care for a newborn and I am open to starting paid projects and client work sooner in 2022, however, I’ve learned the hard way to leave myself commitment and obligation-free until I am up to it!

This is depending on how I feel, the recovery process, what kind of baby this new kid will be, my mental health…I’ve learned to go with the flow.

⏰What I’ve been doing over the past few weeks to prepare:

Tech nesting: OOO responders, blocking calendars, updating web pages, Ts&Cs, renewing IT subscriptions
Networking: For booking speaking arrangements for the second half of 2022
Wrapping up: Client/project work and communicating my timelines and lack of availability
Publishing: Final production and promotions for Season 3 episodes of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast
Bookkeeping: Working through my finances before tax season visits us in Canada
Unplugging: Preparing to go offline from most social media in early 2022

👀 Curious to know:
Is there anything you did before your baby’s arrival that you found helped you feel more prepared going into the next phase of the fourth trimester?

I’d love to hear your feedback and personal experiences if you’re open to sharing them.

📬 If you’d like to keep in touch with me:

• Sign up to or stay on my email list (linked below, sent monthly but newsletters will slow down from Jan-Mar)
• Follow the Mixing Babies And Business™ Company Page on LinkedIn
• Follow / Subscribe to the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast

I’m preparing to go offline and won’t be using IG/FB. Most of you are in my snail mail address book, digital contacts or readers of this blog! 🐌

If you’d like to keep in touch, keep your eyes on this blog and sign up for my monthly-ish work and life newsletter focused on creativity (linked here). 📮

In 2022, I’ll be focusing on sharing the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast and resources with listeners and community members in different ways. 💡

I also want to create space for more time in nature with family (haven’t been able to walk much or go many places over the past eight months!), art, reading, good food and doing things that light me up! ✨

Best wishes for a restful and hopeful winter or summer season, depending on your timezones.

Photo by the lovely @carlaastronomo 💚

– Amy (+ Family) xx
Founder of Mixing Babies And Business™

Looking for more info about Flexible + Remote Work?

I’ve steadily chugged along to 40+ episodes of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast (hosted and produced by me, Amy Lynch, from my home during the pandemic).

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Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience is based on my journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

You can download the Amazon Kindle app for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

You can then purchase, download and read the eBook version of my book from your mobile, tablet or device!

Fall Delights: A Photo Tour

Continued from: Just a pregnant woman, trying to embrace Autumn while keeping her blood pressure down. [An Autumn Pregnancy Update]

Here are some things I did to spark joy, keep walking as slow as a turtle, avoid the nausea, stay calm and rest while in upright motion, to balance out the work, (minimal) childcare and (maximal) baby growing I did.

Carving pumpkins while looking like one

It was my husband’s first time carving a pumpkin (he’s not from North America).

I freestyled mine, it didn’t go well.

Kids lost interest 5 minutes in and played tag in the leaves instead.

I then painstakingly de-pumpkin pulped the seeds, washed, seasoned and baked them.

Managed to convince kids it was like popcorn.

They lasted about one week before the kids caught on that they weren’t really like popcorn.

Kept track of the kids’ growth milestones via corn stalk height

We didn’t really record the measurements.

But every time we went back to the farm, it was fun to stand against them.

Bought myself almost weekly bouquets

My Venus is in Scorpio, of course I like to treat myself to small pleasures, stare at and smell the sea and talk about all things taboo.

They smell lovely, look wonderful and make me happy.

A small distraction from the acid reflux and sporadic nausea.

Went to a park and leaned against a tree

Sun bathed for an hour.

No jacket required.

Kiddo played in the sand.

Thank you Mother Nature for toasty November days like these.

Taking photos of things which make me smile

If it brings me delight and joy, then perhaps others will find some too?

I’ve always snapped photos of everyday things in the places we’ve lived and shared them mostly on this blog or social media.

It feels nice to capture moments in time and connects me to the places I explore.

Hope you’re doing okay wherever you are reading this from. 💚

– Amy (+ Family) xx
Founder of Mixing Babies And Business™

Looking for more info about Flexible + Remote Work?

I’ve steadily chugged along to 31 episodes of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast (hosted and produced by me, Amy Lynch, from my home during the pandemic).

Mixing Babies And Business Podcast by Amy Maureen Lynch

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

Subscribe to receive my free monthly Work + Life newsletter focused on travel, international family life, creativity and flexible work: http://bit.ly/AmyMaureenLynchNews

I wrote a book:

Startup Blogging Book By Amy Maureen Lynch

Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience is based on my journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

You can download the Amazon Kindle app for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

You can then purchase, download and read the eBook version of my book from your mobile, tablet or device!

Pregnant Podcasting

My work from home uniform for the rest of 2021: Surrounded by cords and crystals as I produce Season 3 of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast!

It’s getting harder to fit this belly behind the microphone but I wrapped up my final interview of Season 3 in October. 🎉

Next up: editing, production and promotion!

I learned a great parenting hack the other morning, so thought I’d share…

I’m finding it difficult to put my socks and boots on these days as I’m now in the third trimester.

I asked our oldest kid for help before the school run.

He then said sorry, he can’t – too busy doing his own stuff and got ready faster, then told me to hurry or we’d be late.

I’m going to see how long this lasts for but today was the quickest morning ever and we’re now in snowpants weather. ☃️

Hope you’re doing okay wherever you are reading this from. 💚

– Amy (+ Family) xx
Founder of Mixing Babies And Business™

Looking for more info about Flexible + Remote Work?

I’ve steadily chugged along to 31 episodes of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast (hosted and produced by me, Amy Lynch, from my home during the pandemic).

Mixing Babies And Business Podcast by Amy Maureen Lynch

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

Subscribe to receive my free monthly Work + Life newsletter focused on travel, international family life, creativity and flexible work: http://bit.ly/AmyMaureenLynchNews

I wrote a book:

Startup Blogging Book By Amy Maureen Lynch

Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience is based on my journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

You can download the Amazon Kindle app for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

You can then purchase, download and read the eBook version of my book from your mobile, tablet or device!

An Autumn Pregnancy Update

Just a pregnant woman, trying to embrace Autumn while keeping her blood pressure down.

Also…didn’t know this is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

This kid is a rainbow baby and I’ve spent most of the past 6 months in disbelief, getting sick, then believing but also not being so sure how things will go on the other side.

This time of year also marks the miscarriage I had and the past two Autumns we’ve received invitations to the local cemetery from the hospital’s spiritual care service, in 2020 the ceremony couldn’t happen due to the pandemic.

It’s a weird feeling, holding hope, excitement and possibility alongside grief, wondering what could have been and trying to practice acceptance of what is.

I don’t have any answers but I no longer feel as untrusting of my body and if anything, my intuition and willingness to listen to my body, despite what others are telling me, even in medical environments, has saved my health a few times now.

Hope you’re doing okay wherever you are reading this from. 💚

– Amy (+ Family) xx
Founder of Mixing Babies And Business™

Looking for more info about Flexible + Remote Work?

I’ve steadily chugged along to 31 episodes of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast (hosted and produced by me, Amy Lynch, from my home during the pandemic).

Mixing Babies And Business Podcast by Amy Maureen Lynch

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

Subscribe to receive my free monthly Work + Life newsletter focused on travel, international family life, creativity and flexible work: http://bit.ly/AmyMaureenLynchNews

I wrote a book:

Startup Blogging Book By Amy Maureen Lynch

Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience is based on my journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

You can download the Amazon Kindle app for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

You can then purchase, download and read the eBook version of my book from your mobile, tablet or device!

Replay of Mixing Babies And Business Talk for Startup Vancouver

Parentpreneur chat across Canada

My oldest kid made a cameo during Q&A and we were all presenting during the late afternoon / evening routines from different timezones, there were some great takeaways and different points that apply to both parenthood and entrepreneurship.

My individual talk is edited into a video replay here:

You can now watch the full replay of the Startup Vancouver event from earlier this month: 

The panel featured four other parent-preneurs and I, sharing our experiences in business so far:

• Manuj Aggarwal
• Paul Brassard
• Anna Sinclair
• Humaira Ahmed

Thanks to Colin Weston and Chiara Toselli for hosting the event and giving us a chance to connect with other parents from across the country!

– Amy (+ Family) xx
Founder of Mixing Babies And Business™

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Looking for more info, support, templates and scripts to help you get started?

Make this the year you launch your podcast!

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

• 4 x Weekly DIY Podcast mini training video modules: Private online portal login
• 1 x 60-minute VIP creative strategy session: Recorded via Zoom
• Practical Resources: Podcasting templates and scripts for artwork, guest pitches, interview Qs, show notes and episode promos
• 12 x Months Access: Use the online portal to watch the mini trainings and use the digital resources over the next year

Get started, keep going + publish your podcast!

Mixing Babies And Business Podcast by Amy Maureen Lynch

Looking for more info about Flexible + Remote Work?

I’ve steadily chugged along to 31 episodes of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast (hosted and produced by me, Amy Lynch, from my home during the pandemic).

Speaking About Mixing Babies And Business This Fall

Parentpreneur life:

Pitching with a newborn -> then toddlers -> remote school age kids, has become a skill over time.

Did you know babies love microphones and don’t cry in front of crowds!? 🎤🚼

I’ve been asked to speak at a couple of upcoming events this Fall and wanted to do a post about them, as all are free to attend and only one is private.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Global Invest Her:
Private Members Only Virtual Event

Global Invest Her network podcasting Member Talk with Amy Lynch

Date: Tuesday, September 28th

Audience: Women entrepreneurs around the world, the platform is based in Europe, with offices in Paris and Dublin

Topic: Using Podcasting For Your Platform

I’ll be talking about:
– The pros and cons of podcasting
– My DIY podcasting setup at home
– Behind the scenes of my workflow and tools
– Audience Q&A

Startup Vancouver:
#CanStartupStories Virtual Panel Celebrating Parent-preneurs

Startup Vancouver CanStartupStories Parentpreneur panel event with Amy Lynch from Mixing Babies And Business

Date: Wednesday, October 6th at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET

Audience: Entrepreneurs across Canada, the event is hosted from Vancouver, BC

Topic: Mixing Babies And Business™

As a panelist for this event, I’ll be talking about:
– My journey as a parentpreneur
– Bringing my kids into business settings
– Creating parent-friendly professional development
– The things I believe would make business spaces and programming more inclusive for parents

RSVP for your free ticket here: https://www.bigmarker.com/sfu-venturelabs/CanStartupStories-BALANCE-Celebrating-Parent-preneurs-f96d9a416b921c09b4c602fd?

– Amy (+ Family) xx
Founder of Mixing Babies And Business™

Launch Your Podcast:  
Express Program

Looking for more info, support, templates and scripts to help you get started?

I’ve decided to host an online course with 1:1 creative strategy session going into more detail.

It will give you everything you need to research, plan, record, edit (if you decide to DIY), launch and promote your podcast from home!

Those who decide to join in will get access to all of the content, templates and resources, including our 1:1 call recording, for the remainder of 2022, so you can work at your own pace.

Learn more and register online here.

P.S. My baby’s due in January, this will be the only 1:1 offering I host for a while.

Mixing Babies And Business Podcast by Amy Maureen Lynch

Looking for more info about Flexible + Remote Work?

I’ve steadily chugged along to 31 episodes of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast (hosted and produced by me, Amy Lynch, from my home during the pandemic).