More Australian Signs

Manifesting 101

You may or may not know I acknowledge signs when I seem them and sometimes ask for them, when things seem murky.

Well look here, no joke, out at the local park this morning in Ottawa with the kids and this Australia baseball hat is lying in the sand.

Maybe the wind blew it from a backyard clothesline or off its’ owners head.

All I know is it’s a blustery day and it was sitting smack in front of me as I strolled around.

Other times I’ve had Australian ‘signs’ in Ottawa over the past two years:

  • meeting a client and discovering her daughter had just moved to Brisbane, where we lived for almost 4 years
  • getting ready to present at a conference on campus and seeing an Australian Artist magazine in the lobby on a bench
  • going to buy a birthday card and seeing a man in the greeting card section wearing a jacket with an Australian flag sewn on it
  • going to a local coffee shop where the barista spoke and I realized he is…you guessed it, Australian
  • and the last one I totally forgot about was the time a lady came and sat right in front of me at CreativeMornings Ottawa, wearing a jumper with a yellow kangaroo on the back!!!

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign! 🐨🇭🇲

We won’t be able to travel there any time soon, but our passports will always be kept up to date to revisit our first home together.

Stay well everyone,

– Amy (+ Family) xx

I (also) 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!

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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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!

My Work From Home Setup

Presenting, hosting and facilitating webinars

Last week I presented, attended and hosted three webinars within 26 hours. Phew! 🐝

The first one was for the PARO Centre For Women’s Enterprise about doing remote work with kids. I covered three techniques I’ve used over the past decade to help with my remote workflow and more recently (over the past five years), since becoming a parent.

It included mindset and productivity tips I’ve tested as a parent over the years, including:

  • Mindset approaches and reframes;
  • Techniques you can begin implementing straight away; and
  • Tips to ensure you look after yourself and your needs.

I covered personal and professional areas, including practical tips you can adapt based on your remote work situation, for both small business owners and employees.

Stay tuned for my next post where I’ll share a recap of the three things I covered – all free to try out and implement, they mainly take your intention, practice and consistency.

Amy Maureen Lynch babywearing and presenting a talk, webinar promotion photo for PARO Centre For Women's Enterprise.

Going from presenter to attendee

I hopped off that session and then logged into a Digital Main Street workshop hosted by Invest Ottawa for women entrepreneurs, where I got vulnerable and maybe had a bit of a cry after.

It was designed to help everyone recentre and refocus over the coming year but as a Digital Main Street Ambassador, I also wanted to attend to support the programming and share my key takeaways with the community at Mixing Babies And Business™, as they are mainly women-identifying business owners, freelancers and/or remote workers.

Then from attendee to host and moderator

I rested up before logging on the next day to help host and moderated a ‘Women, Leadership & Innovation’ series webinar for the Pan-Can Ireland Chambers of Commerce with attendees from both sides of the Atlantic.

It focused on women in business, leadership and innovation, featuring two Canadian women entrepreneurs who run their own construction companies and they discussed apprenticeships and getting youth and women into careers the trades.

Who knew when I started facilitating webinars for Velg Training almost a decade ago in Australia, I’d end up doing it most of the time in 2020/2021 from Canada!?

Back then I was daydreaming of travel, working from wherever, maybe some day having a family and the same passport as my Irish husband and future kids.

Sometimes it’s fun to look back and see how things unfolded.

I ticked off the first three and an Irish passport is still on the list, but for now this is my remote work from home set up in Canada.

Pictured in the main photo: Computer with less tabs than usual open, attending a Zoom session, with a mic propped up on my journal and one of my favourite books, ‘Advice From My 80-Year-Old Self‘, laptop on the left to do work on the side. Paintings by my kids taped up on the wall.

Amy Maureen Lynch Work From Home Setup with journal, tea, candle, crystals and pottery

🌺Not pictured: flowers, tea, crystals, candles and other things which keep me going, many of them from Green Spirit in Manotick.

✨Care to share anything magical which has occurred for you over the past decade as a result of you wishing for what you desire and then taking some leaps into the unknown?

Stay well everyone,

– Amy (+ Family) xx

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

Looking for more info about Flexible + Remote Work?

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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 Note On St Patrick’s Day

Back to Ireland, where it all began.

🇮🇪 12 years ago I went to Ireland for the first time, we were only there 4 days but I knew I had to come back.

🇮🇪 11 years ago I entered a competition (Rose of Tralee) to win a trip to Ireland and met my future husband instead.

🇮🇪 8 years ago we were married in Galway, Ireland and some of our family members and friends finally met each other.

🇮🇪 7 years ago, we moved to Ireland from Australia, living and working between Co. Galway and Co. Kildare.

🇮🇪 6 years ago I drove my parents and him around the Sky Road in Connemara and totally thought I was going to take the car over the edge the whole time. But we didn’t and instead, once we parked, we enjoyed this lovely view (the coastline was opposite the road) and met some ponies.

🇮🇪 4 years ago we brought our first son over from London, England to meet his relations in Galway, touring the Salthill Promenade and taking him for lunch to the hotel where we were married.

🇮🇪 2 years ago we brought our second son and his older brother over to Galway to introduce him to his relations and show them how much our firstborn had grown. We all drove around Connemara again but stayed well away from the Sky Road Loop, sticking to Cong, Spiddal and Oughterard.

🇮🇪Here’s to leaping into the unknown, exploring new places, remembering to call in to see others (when we can) and keeping going even if we feel we’re sometimes teetering a bit too close to the edge. There could be ponies, rainbows and ocean views on the other side!

Happy St Patrick’s Day wherever you’re celebrating it in the world! 🌈🌏

Stay well everyone,

– Amy (+ Family) xx

Flexible + Remote Work
Freebies For You:

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!

March 2021 Remote Work Retreat

A work from home experience for parents

📆 JOIN US ONLINE 🌴🌊

We can’t go anywhere but we can still connect with each other. 

Join me for the next FREE Remote Work (Virtual) Retreat For Parents, refresh your routines and meet other parents!

You’ll receive my remote work with kids mini trainings, a live retreat + coworking session invite, workbook and digital care package.

YOUR FREE VIRTUAL RETREAT PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 🎬 3 x Remote Work With Kids Mini Trainings:
    Mindset, Processes and Routines (March 16-18)
     
  • 💻 20 Min Live Retreat + 20 Min Coworking Session:
    Connect With Other Parents (March 19 at 1 p.m. EST)
     
  • 💌 1 x Digital Care Package:
    Curated For Parents (March 20)

The Retreat will be hosted on the Mixing Babies And Business™ online portal and you can access the content for the week afterwards.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Feeling lonely but never actually alone?

  • Welcoming founders, freelancers and remote workers 
  • Who are also parents of school or pre-school aged kids (moms, dads, parents-to-be!)

Show up as you are.

  • This retreat is parent and child-friendly (dress code not in effect, bring snacks)
  • RSVP to access the mini trainings via your mobile or desktop device (watch alongside your kids or solo)

Watch on demand.

  • The live retreat session and virtual coworking will be recorded (carve out 30-45 minutes for yourself if you’re able to)
  • Access all replays for one week (after which you can purchase them as part of my Remote Work With Kids Digital Bundle)

Join our movement. Bring your kids.

  • Hosted by me – Amy Lynch, Founder of Mixing Babies And Business™
     
  • I’ve done remote work since 2014 and brought my kids into business settings since 2016 and would love to help you out
     
  • My work has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects in 2020 by Future of Good – learn more at the link and in the video below!

Stay well everyone,

– Amy (+ Family) xx

“Love the interactive and engaging activities.”

“Appreciated the interaction, networking tips, simplicity of the presentation. Love the concept and hope to attend future events.”

“Wish there was time for more! Good amount of info in short time. Thank you, would love to see more opportunities like this.”

“I really enjoyed it and it was nice to meet parents in the same boat as me.”“More meetups please!”

Great event today! Wow! Speakers were great! I think you bring to light a very important perspective. Especially in these times.

I like your block scheduling chart! I’m doing block scheduling in longer chunks now. I’m excited for you and where you are going!

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

Looking for more info about Flexible + Remote Work?

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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!

Portrait Of A Pandemic Parent

Portrait Of A Pandemic Parent Who Hasn’t Slept Well In Months

But Said F*$% It And Recorded Her Audiobook Because Life Is For Living. 🔊

Amy Maureen Lynch recording the audiobook version of her first book 'Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience' at Pop Up Podcasting in Ottawa, Canada.

Don’t worry about the mic, it wore protection.

Only had time for one selfie before we got down to business straight away.

Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience Audiobook streaming April 2021.

If you prefer eBook or paperback, you can get it at the link above right now!

Hate the sound of your own voice?

Try recording yourself more and listening back.

Really, I mean it.

I used to cringe as I edited my recordings in 2010, when I first started doing interviews for my broadcast journalism class assignments and radio station internship.

But you know what?

Living in Australia meant people were curious about my Canadian accent.

I started to embrace it more, get over myself and just hit record because I was also relying on getting good grades to keep my international student scholarship.

I didn’t really have a choice, as I couldn’t really afford the tuition without it.

After I graduated, I started volunteering with an Irish sports club and became their PRO (Public Relations Officer), which meant I spent many weeknights or weekends recapping game day matches during Irish Radio interviews over the next few years.

It all kind of snowballed from there, as I was:

  • interviewed for an Irish sports in Australia film documentary
  • appointed to chair editorial meetings in my Queensland Government job with committee members dialing in from other states and territories
  • asked to present webinars, then later a master class, and later national conference sessions in my education and training job
  • forced to practice my elevator pitch in startup spaces, usually while holding my baby and getting comfortable with being spit up on at the same time
  • given speaking opportunities on stage, in the media and on others’ podcasts and webinars

All because I got used to hearing my own voice and owning it.

The whole ‘small steps, taken regularly add up to big results’ advice can seem discouraging when you’re searching for a quick fix but it is sooooo true.

Thanks to the team at Pop Up Podcasting for hosting me and helping me with the audio version!

Stepping it up a notch

I did something a bit different this week and recorded my first audiobook about my experience building Mixing Babies And Business™, bringing my kids into business settings, writing about it over the years and creating parent-friendly professional development…which was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects of 2020 by Future Of Good.

It’s one thing to get used to the sound of your own voice, but also articulating your thoughts, sharing them with others and reading them out loud – to be made more permanent in another format – felt like the next level for me.

I’m all about accessible and micro learning, especially for underserved audiences of people (parents) who are short on time and overloaded by responsibilities (usually but even more so right now).

Thanks to the team at Pop Up Podcasting for hosting me and helping me with the audio version! 🔊

I first met JP Davidson (the Founder) back in 2017, when I toured his studio with my then baby and his stroller. He was very friendly, accommodating and encouraging of my goals.

I was exploring podcasting back then but didn’t make it happen until August 2020, after I had validated some of my ideas and started interviewing guests from my home studio (office) and editing it myself.

But I had remained in touch with him over the years, he provided some nice feedback on my DIY podcast and when I wrote and published my first book, I knew I wanted to also record an audiobook version and would need help producing it in a quieter space.

I’m fine with my podcast focused on parenting and business having some background life noises, but I don’t think you want to hear my washing machine or kids squealing as you listen to me narrate the book.

So I scheduled sessions with them and once the restrictions lifted in Ottawa, I joined Will in the studio last week and narrated my first book in a day.

It was exhilarating and at times awkward and frustrating as I fumbled over my own words, but all in all, I LOVED the experience and it will impact the way I write my future books, with audio narration in mind.

I’m excited for the story to reach the ears of parents around the world in April 2021, one year after the first edition of ‘Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience‘ was released.

I first wrote and delivered it as a workshop for a conference in 2019 and the feedback was so good I decided to make it more accessible, self-publishing it at the start of the pandemic, writing and editing on my ‘breaks’ between looking after the kids.

Did you know I’ve written a book? It’s currently available as an eBook and paperback via Amazon here: https://notesfromanotherland.com/startup-blogging-book/

I’m currently working on my second book which is all about how I negotiated for my first remote work arrangement in 2013 and spent the next few years working across 10-hour time differences between Australia, Europe and North America.

I’ve used the same approach and practices to secure subsequent freelance, flexible and remote work arrangements both locally and overseas and more recently, alongside my kids.

Are you working on any writing projects in 2021?

I’d love to meet some fellow writers here!

Stay well everyone,

– Amy (+ Family) xx

Looking for more info about Flexible + Remote Work?

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!

Creating Floral Art For Joy

I’ve been making more time for beauty and joy, creating for the sake of it in 2021.

Focusing on drawing and painting flowers, buds and plants from places I’ve lived (Brisbane > Kildare > Galway > London) as part of a ‘Waiting For Spring’ series.

Think Tulips, Hydrangeas, Carnations, Jacarandas Peonies, Heather, Rhododendrons, and friends tell me this bold, red bloom from Australia is a Waratah.

Amy Maureen Lynch Art at Notes From Another Land Studios: Walking in Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
Study of a bouquet of Tulips I bought at a market in London, England (2015)
Amy Maureen Lynch Art at Notes From Another Land Studios: Waratah, Carnation and Tulip
Study of a carnation in a vase at a café in London, England (2015); Australian Waratah from a tourism bag (2021); and a study of a Tulip viewed above and below from a Canadian library book (2021)

The snow rarely touches those places and as it melts very slooooowly in Ottawa, I’m counting down the days until we can lay on the grass, soak up more sun and (some day) travel again. 🌿

Are you doing anything different these days to add a bit more delight to your routines?

Stay well everyone,

– Amy (+ Family) xx

Focusing on drawing and painting flowers, buds and plants from places I've lived (Brisbane > Kildare > Galway > London) as part of a 'Waiting For Spring' series.
Strolling around Connemara, Co. Galway, while I lived in Ireland (2014)

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Freebies For You:

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!

Hosting A Remote Work Retreat

A sunshine-themed staycation for parents

I wanted to share the Remote Work (Virtual) Retreat For Parents I hosted last week – it started off as an idea over the holidays, so I put it out to see if there would be any interest.

I had so much fun creating it! I recorded a few fresh mini trainings about Remote Work With Kids covering mindset, processes and routines and then hosted a live coworking session last Friday, before sending everyone their Retreat Digital Care Package.

If anything, it was a welcome distraction from the news, adapting to the ever changing day-to-day and was so good to hear how others are doing during these times. 

I even played some good vibe summer inspired music and had some beach visuals going in the background. 

Remote Work Retreat for Parents

If you missed it this time around but want to join a future session, you have a few options:

  • Buy the Remote Work With Kids Digital Bundle: This includes timely content I developed and delivered in 2020, workbook, mindset + productivity checklist, a 1:1 call with me and the 2021 Retreat Package and replays. Learn more here.
     
  • Sign up to the waitlist for future retreats: I plan to host another one over the coming months, spread the word and sign up to be notified first here.
Remote Work Retreat for Parents with Amy Lynch
I may have gotten a bit excited to pretend I was at a beach
Remote Work Retreat for Parents Welcome

Some nice things people are saying:

I’ve also had some lovely feedback on a LinkedIn post I made earlier in January about my work to date creating more inclusive corporate spaces and experiences for parents and their families. You can watch the original video below and read the feedback underneath.

“I really enjoy the content you share and love that you are pushing this cause, as it’s a very good one!”
– Ed Bryant, President & CEO, Sampford Advisors 

“This is so great! Thanks for sharing your journey so far. I get really excited when I think of the possibilities ahead of us – where more areas of business have increasing feminine influences. It is very powerful when it comes from a very authentic place with a determination to make the world more inclusive for all. Bravo on the strides you have made!”
– Susan Richards, Managing Partner, Numbercrunch and Co-Chair Board of Directors, Invest Ottawa  

“Awesome Amy – Bravo – Algonquin College Office of Applied Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship was pleased to be part of your important journey.”
– Kevin Holmes, Project Director at SLiDE, Algonquin College DARE District

“Great event today! Wow! Speakers were great! I think you bring to light a very important perspective. Especially in these times.”
– Cathy Ireland, Business Growth Advisor – Eastern ON, PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise

Stay well everyone,

– Amy (+ Family) xx

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

Looking for more info about Flexible + Remote Work?

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!

The Costs Of Unpaid Labour

Accounting for the value you provide

I wrote a post in a freelance parenting community group based in the UK and it received more feedback than I anticipated.

In the midst of worldwide lockdowns, including requirements for homeschooling, a lot of freelance parents have had to literally ‘down tools’ over the past year to care for their kids full-time without access to the local in-person support of drop-in play groups, childcare centres or schools.

They’ve been doing three jobs in one full-time 24/7, including caregiving/parenting, employee/employer and teacher/tutor.

Sharing my reality of pandemic parenting

If you are looking for another way to articulate your value (not that you should need to), this is my original post:

In light of Frankie Tortora, Founder of Doing It For The Kids‘ Instagram Stories, thought I’d share something which you may find odd but I feel it helps me. I started doing it after I came across the Bill The Patriarchy website from artist Patti Maciesz to articulate the value (and unpaid labour) you provide – Google it, typeform creates an automatic invoice, it’s brilliant.

I already keep a spreadsheet tracking my income received in the form of cash, gifts, value etc for tax and manifesting purposes but I ALSO include line items for the days of childcare I provide at the daily rate our local daycare charges per child, the cost to hire a domestic helper or outsource the following: food, household and clothes shopping, meal planning, prep and cooking, cleaning, errands and scheduling family appointments.

Add or subtract depending on homeschool, tutoring, evenings, weekends, etc.

I know I ‘saved’ our family over $30,000 provided in the form of unpaid labour since March 2020.

Doesn’t solve the problem or fix the imbalance but it helps me as it’s based on factual figures and aside from already knowing my value, affirms it during these times. That and access to parenting helplines, therapy and a heap of other resources.

If you don’t have time to track it in a spreadsheet I completely understand. 🤣 All I know is it adds up to around $3000+/month in Canada for two kids under 5.

Take care everyone.

Resources for parents:

We are an international family, so have access to support lines in Canada and Ireland but I used to live in Camden, England.

Helpline links and numbers are for Canada, Australia, Ireland, England, add more in the comments if you have them:

  • In England there is: https://cindex.camden.gov.uk/
  • NHS support for parents
  • Contact: for families with disabled children. Helpline: 0808 808 3555 and website: www.cafamily.org.uk
  • Family Lives: An organisation providing immediate help from volunteer parent support workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpline: 0808 800 2222 and website: www.familylives.org.uk
  • Family Rights Group: Support for parents and other family members whose children are involved with or need social care services. Helpline: 0808 801 0366 and website: www.frg.org.uk
  • Gingerbread: single parents, equal families. Help and advice on the issues that matter to lone parents. Helpline: 0808 802 0925 and website: www.gingerbread.org.uk
  • For Irish abroad they just launched Samaritans helplines in Canada and Australia – numbers to call are: https://www.dfa.ie/global-irish/staying-in-touch/
  • In Ottawa/Ontario, where I live in Canada, there are free virtual counselling sessions you can book through Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre and Parenting In Ottawa and TOLL FREE 1-866-426-8885
  • Bill The Patriarchy is managed by the always inspiring @artpatti 🔥

Time blocking: FREE training

Give yourself a couple of weeks to see if it helps clear the mental fog, structure your days and knock some tasks off your list.

If you’re like me, at the very least you can tell yourself you tried because you downloaded something in an attempt to experiment with a new routine, even if it doesn’t get implemented every day or you half arse it most of the time.

Do what works best for you and your family right now.

Big (virtual) hugs all around.

Stay well everyone,

– Amy (+ Family) xx

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

Looking for more info about Flexible + Remote Work?

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!