Making Space For New Creations

We’ve lived in Australia, Ireland, England and Canada over the past decade and I feel like pieces of my heart are scattered around the world.

Over the summer, I decided to start going through my travel photos taken over the years and explore the process of making them into fine art prints.

I plan to print them locally here in Ottawa, Canada (our current home) to send out to others who are seeking to add a bit of colour–and perhaps adventure–to their home and/or work space walls.

A portion of sales will go to organizations which help others settle and find a home, when they are without one.

Creating From A Place Of Gratitude

This new project is focused on getting back in touch with my creative joy, to share a different perspective with you from a familiar place we’ve both been (or one that’s on your bucket list to visit someday!), while giving others access to opportunities in places where they may not have a support network or a physical home to return to.

We have been fortunate and privileged in that every time we moved countries, we’ve been able to access visas or work permits to grant us permission to search for work or study and remain in the country, which then enabled us to rent a place to live, demonstrate to the banks our personal character and start to put down roots in places where we didn’t have strong connections.

Not everyone we met had the same experiences as us and we are always looking to pay it forward wherever we are. We’ve typically done it through sharing resources, work references, giving positive reviews, volunteering and now this is another way for me to connect those dots.

Explore More With Notes From Another Land

You can follow my new account @notesfromanotherland on Instagram and visit the online shop section of my website for more details when the prints are ready to be released. I also plan to share all things art, design, creativity, travel (my happy place!) and expat related there.

My flexible work and entrepreneurship content can now be found on my new Babies, Business + Breakfast™ website, social media accounts and newsletter, as it’s grown from the seed of an idea into activism, events, community and its’ own brand.

I’m in the process of editing and adjusting my content and brand, as I focus on building the online shop and print studio over the coming months but will use this blog and my newsletter to keep you posted.

If you’re interested in receiving updates about the prints, you can also sign up here.

Thanks for reading and exploring with me!
– Amy xx

Above photos taken by me in Northern Ireland, London, England and Kilkenny, Ireland.

Making Things And Breaking Things

Back From Summer Break

Amy Maureen Lynch Notes From Another Land Blog

So much for our adults only retreat room and kid free sofa. 🤷‍♀️

How are YOU doing?

Someone contacted me recently on LinkedIn and asked, “What’s your number one business goal over the coming six months?”

I replied, “To not burn out.”

In between remote work, looking after kids and creating things, it really is my main focus as the pandemic unfolds. Because if I burn out, all of the above will not be tended to.

Since March, I’ve been saying, “This is a marathon not a sprint.”

It’s a mantra I adopted when moving countries and starting from scratch in a new place.

I continued to use it as I validated business ideas and pitched to stranger after stranger.

It served me well when I became a new parent and I found myself coming back to it when the days felt long, hard or I didn’t know if I could function on the minimal sleep I was getting.

As I wrote my first book and was uncertain of how the final draft would take shape, I repeated that reminder.

In reality, it’s often also accompanied by the following regular actions for me:

  • Adjusting my expectations based on the evolving situation I’m faced with
  • Focusing on ONE thing I want to accomplish each day
  • Writing it down before and on the date I actually complete it
  • Forgiving myself if I don’t get it done the first time around
  • Taking time to rest throughout each day and trying* to sleep well at night
  • Finding fun in everyday moments and adventures (can be as small as using a different colour pen or listening to music as I work)
  • Celebrating what has happened over a longer period of time in retrospect (at the end of a week or month, year and decade)

*Major disclaimer: Sleep depends on my day and the kids sleep patterns

Be gentle with yourself these days. 💜

Amy Maureen Lynch Notes From Another Land Podcasting With Kids

I’ve been making a solid effort to film more video about my experiences podcasting from home around my current work from home/looking after kids varied schedule.

Nothing is perfect and it’s often done during naptime or while the kids are distracted.

I’ve been sharing an interview recap after I chat with each guest and posting it on my Instagram TV Channel and adding flexible work content on YouTube.

I’m updating other resources as I can, stay tuned for more!

Future of Work Goodness  📈

I published a lot of content over the past few weeks and I hope it will help you feel less alone, give you some ideas for freshening up your home and work space and encourage you to try new things.

Scroll through the previous blog posts or check out the archived months on the side menu bar.

I also send a monthly newsletter to subscribers about work + life stories, inspiration and resources.

Lately it’s featured a lot of work from home with kids content. 👀

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Bringing Our Parent-Friendly Professional Development Online

Register for the first FREE Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Virtual Event on Wednesday, September 30th! 🚼📈

Babies, Business + Breakfast™ FREE Virtual Event

Join us to meet other parents, hear from industry experts and invest in yourself alongside your loved ones.

It’s the first time we’ll be gathering virtually for a parent-friendly professional development session and the format will be a work in progress as it’s reeeeeally hard to replicate pop-up children’s play areas online. 🙈

BUT I’m excited to reach a bigger audience online with the support of Cours Bayview Yards and hoping to continue creating an inspiring series of events which can connect you and your families to business resources and new networks!

Tickets are limited, speakers are TBC, the event will be hosted online via Zoom, recorded and sent out to all who register.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/BabiesBizEvents

Whether you’re setting out to build a startup, launch a small business, remote work, freelance or seeking a career change, learn from guest speakers whom have built and/or worked in successful companies – all while raising their families.

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES:

“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.”

“FUN!” (from one of the children in attendance)

“Love the interactive and engaging activities.”

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

ABOUT BABIES, BUSINESS + BREAKFAST™
We believe parenthood and professional development don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Babies, Business + Breakfast™ is a social impact business and community focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.

Since 2018, parents like you–and their children–have been attending our events, reading our newsletters and showing up because they believe the future of work includes making space for them, alongside their families.

Join our movement. Bring your kids.
http://babiesbusinessbreakfast.com/

Can’t make it but still want to stay in the loop!?!
We get it, life happens. Connect with us for more parent-friendly business events, experiences, inspiration and resources here:

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I’ve set a goal of doing more video/audio content this year, so stay tuned for quick episodes which will cover the intersection of parenthood, creativity and flexible work.

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Switching Up The House As We Work From Home

Remote Learning And Work

Farm School 101

Farm school 101: Calf hutches can and should be repurposed into playhouses/classrooms whenever possible.

Teachers can instruct you from tree swings. Raking apples is part of cardio break. Always drop everything and watch when a truck hauling a flatbed trailer passes.

Gotta have some green to break up all the screen time. 🌻

Redesigning our living space

Spent the weekend outside doing a windy walk at the arboretum, bike rides at the family farm and watching Selling Houses Australia. It’s been a guilty pleasure since 2011 when we lived in Brisbane and we’ve been following Andrew, Shaynna and Charlie ever since. The kids are even getting into it, most episodes feature demolition. 🏗

We rearranged our house a bit to switch up the meals and play areas and also need to think about upgrading our beds as the youngest may be ready to leave his crib soon. 😪 But for now it feels like a nice change as the temperatures are dropping.

We wrappped it up with my fourth-or maybe fifth-edition of LTC Lockdown Tub Cuts where each boy in the house sits down and I practice my 3 and 7-blade barber skills. ✂️

We switched our play area on the weekend, it’s been here a few times but never used as much as now. With a 2 and 4 year old it’s occupied for longer and the low windows are perfect for car, dog and people watching. 🚚

Remote working while remote schooling and looking after kids during the pandemic.

This is the view from our home office, we’re trying to keep it adults only but of course the kids are always busting through the tension doors and running in there. Will do a close up of the glass smudges in my stories…what looked like cute french doors are now eternally dirty tiny windows. I think toddler fingerprints and lip marks are cute until the boogers come out, then it’s game over. 🙅‍♀️

We’ll be moving things around as it gets colder and they get bored. They’re outgrowing the kids table so we use the kitchen table for colouring and other messier activities now but I am a lazy homeschool parent so we’re light on that. Come winter I’ll need to get more creative. For now, it’s outdoor time as much as possible. 🌱

The great thing about little people is their enthusiasm for life and anything small we do to change up their play or bedrooms gets squeals of delight. We have not bought any new toys in months and don’t plan to until Christmas. But ask them for help, move a bookshelf, switch up the books and what toys we do have and I feel like Mary Poppins over here. 🌂💼

Have you been switching up your living space lately?

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Startup Blogging Book By Amy Maureen Lynch

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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!

DIY Podcasting While Parenting Including Tech Glitches

Trying something new involving technology?

I’ve found something will always test you!

Recap of the third interview for my upcoming Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Podcast: Where Parenthood Meets Professional Development.

A relaxed photo of me in my home office/podcasting studio before the third interview for my upcoming Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Podcast: Where Parenthood Meets Professional Development.

I encountered a recording file upload problem after my interview with Karla Briones. Karla runs multiple businesses, has two kids, is an advisor to entrepreneurs and took the time to speak with me after the Labour Day long weekend here in Canada.

Our conversation was candid, she shared her experiences from becoming a parent, starting her businesses, taking time off due to exhaustion, showing all sides of her business journey on social media and how she’s navigating the current reality of remote work during the pandemic.

We logged off shortly after 1 p.m. and then UH-OH, my audio track worked but I couldn’t get hers to upload on my end. After some trial and error, it eventually uploaded, the sound quality is perfect and all is well.

Watch the video recap on IGTV:

So now after a slight panic, feelings of failure and regret for not recording a local back up with each guest (watch the video for more on that), I’m excited to share Karla’s interview with you and will be editing our chat into a series of episodes like I’m doing with my first two guests.

I swear every time I record another one of these my heart expands and contracts (like the Grinch?) as I listen to very personal anecdotes, passions and reasons for being and creating what they’ve created so far in life, from each guest.

I then can’t wait to share it with you, so you can also experience those same feelings of… “I’m not the only one. I’m not alone. Others have done this. So can I.”

I can’t explain it better than that right now. But aside from learning how to work through tech glitches, adjusting my podcast interview process for future guests, getting into the editing groove and planning these calls around my kids ‘quiet time’, I AM LEARNING SO MUCH. From each conversation. And feeling a lot of emotions.

I’m so grateful for everyone who’s taken the time to speak with me and who’s open to a future interview…even though we have to remain apart. Ok gotta go get a tissue and start editing. 😭

Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Podcast launching Fall 2020 🚼📈
http://babiesbusinessbreakfast.com/podcast

In the meantime, you can check out the @babiesbusinessbreakfast feed on Instagram and sign up to the free bi-weekly newsletter, (now online) events and access the free Babies + Business Guide To Navigating The Corporate Jungle (With Kids), for parents interested in all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work. 🚼📈

You can also learn more on the website here: https://babiesbusinessbreakfast.com/

Join our movement. Bring your kids.

Learn more and subscribe to the Babies, Business + Breakfast™ newsletter here: https://babiesbusinessbreakfast.com/podcast/

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• Guide – Babies + Business Mini Guide To Navigating The Corporate Jungle (With Kids) [LEARN MORE]

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!

Podcasting (And Picking Show Music) With Kids

Let the editing begin!

Recap of the second interview for my upcoming Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Podcast: Where Parenthood Meets Professional Development.

I finished another interview, with parent and founder, Tanya Hayles, of RSVP and Co, Black Moms Connection and Colour In White Spaces. She’s an award-winning event planner, writer, speaker and consultant by day and runs a global online village of over 16,000 members by night.

2020 has been a rollercoaster year and Tanya shared how she’s been transforming the way she works, while remaining true to her future vision and the legacy she wants to create.

Looking forward to sharing our conversation with you this Fall, there’s powerful stuff that happens when parents are open about their experiences and resources are shared.

Watch my video recap on IGTV:

I’m discovering in order to keep these interviews as mini episodes, I’ll need to edit and release them as a series, but it’s nothing I can’t figure out in Audacity. For those who scroll the podcast reel and refuse to commit to a 45-60 minute session, I’m working on a solution.

In the meantime, you can check out the @babiesbusinessbreakfast feed on Instagram and sign up to the free bi-weekly newsletter, (now online) events and access the free Babies + Business Guide To Navigating The Corporate Jungle (With Kids), for parents interested in all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work. 🚼📈

You can also learn more on the website here: https://babiesbusinessbreakfast.com/

The whole family is on board

I’ve been getting my kids to help me pick my podcast music…the youngest hits the space bar when he wants to move to the next option, the oldest gives me feedback through dance. 🎶

I hadn’t brushed my hair yet in this photo and he’s still in his PJs but I did get a morning shower and recorded my podcast trailer while the boys ran errands with their Dad and brought me home a flat white from a local coffee shop.

It’s all about time blocking around here and finding the joy in everyday, small moments, to keep things going as smoothly as possible in our house.

How are you all doing?

Join our movement. Bring your kids.

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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!

Starting A Podcast While Working From Home With Kids

My quick setup

Today was the first interview for my upcoming Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Podcast: Where Parenthood Meets Professional Development.

This video is a quick tour of my very budget home podcasting setup while I also juggle caregiving duties for two preschoolers and a recap of my first interview!

I had a great chat today with Frankie Tortora – she’s a mum of two kids, freelance graphic designer: francescatortoradesign and founder of Doing It For The Kids, a WONDERFUL community for freelance parents trying to make flexible working work.

She also co-hosts the DIFTK Podcast with Steve Folland of Being Freelance, which won Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards in 2020.

Babies Business Breakfast Podcast Interview with Frankie Tortora of Doing It For The Kids

My second-worst fear was realized during the start of our call: TECH FAIL.

The primary fear was both my kids screaming in the background the entire time, which they’ve started doing in competition with each other any time I want to talk about anything other than outer space, Peppa Pig or construction sites.

Luckily, one napped while the other played outside with his Dad. I can’t guarantee future interviews will go as smoothly but at least I’m starting off with one strong audio episode.

We had a recording back-up plan, Frankie is a podcast pro and we simply logged off and tried again, during which she helped me out while also negotiating with her 2 and 5-year-old.

Despite it being the weekend and 7 p.m. in England, she was still happy to discuss all things parenthood, business, work and life during the pandemic. Thanks for the chat Frankie!

If you’re looking for tips on freelance life with kids in the mix, check out the Doing It For The Kids Podcast (use search in your favourite app/streaming service, it’s all over the place): http://www.doingitforthekids.net/diftk-podcast/.

There’s almost 50 episodes for you to binge listen to, all Q&A style involving the DIFTK community, running for under 20 minutes each and it’s like chatting with two good work mates who also happen to be parents who just…get it.

Steve’s been recording some episodes from his parked car for sound quality during the pandemic, Frankie records and edits from her kitchen table and home office.

If they can do it, you can too! 🎢

Join our movement. Bring your kids.

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FREE Digital Resources, Templates + Guides

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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!

Podcasting With Kids, During A Pandemic

I’m starting a podcast.

While parenting during a pandemic. And attempting to homeschool with a 4 and 2-year-old.

Like everything in my life so far, it will be a lot of learning on the fly, going with the flow and dealing with new challenges as they arise. Hopefully I can edit out some things, if not, you’ll be hearing a lot of REAL LIFE in the background.

Podcasting With Kids | Notes From Another Land | Amy Maureen Lynch

Welcome to my studio.

It’s our home office beside the dining room and unlike our stairs, it doesn’t have a baby gate. The doors are held by tension and don’t lock. While beautiful to work from, it’s not very practical for parents with young kids who feel the urge to give me a squeeze when I’m supposed to be ‘off duty’.

As such, I may also be recording episodes from our bedroom closet, where I can lock a door and use our carpet and clothes for better sound quality. 🤷‍♀️

Where parenthood meets professional development.

I’ll be sharing mini episodes for people who are also parents and don’t have the time/desire/energy/bandwidth/ability to tune in to something actively or in the background for more than 20 minutes. Like my Babies, Business + Breakfast™newsletter and events, it will be an online space where parenthood meets professional development and is designed with your needs and interests in mind, not as an afterthought!

I’ll be recording a mixture of solo episodes and chatting with other parents about business, entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Depending on the guest, I’ll be covering creativity, community and creating the changes you wish to see in the world.

Amy Lynch Presenting with kids at CreativeMornings Ottawa April 2019 Photo by Finn Lin.
Photo by Finn Lin: CreativeMornings Ottawa (April 2019)

Stories to guide you.

My first few guests are from England, Ireland and Canada and I’m hoping to speak with others around the world to share different perspectives when it comes to mixing babies and business.

I’m aiming for How I Built This with Guy Raz meets Hurrah For Gin but I don’t have a production budget and my kids don’t care about what I’m doing. They just want to keep recording their own sound tests and messing around with Audacity’s editing tools.

At the very least they’ll enter elementary school with basic broadcast journalism skills and I’ll be able to practice my radio voice more often.

First interview is this weekend, stay tuned for details when it’s live and then it’s all systems goooo!

Join our movement. Bring your kids.

Learn more and subscribe to the Babies, Business + Breakfast™ newsletter here: https://babiesbusinessbreakfast.com/podcast/

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FREE Digital Resources, Templates + Guides

• E-Course – Go Remote: 5 Steps To Transition To Flexible Work [LEARN MORE]
• Template – Remote Work (With Kids) Time Blocking Made Easy [LEARN MORE]
• Guide – Babies + Business Mini Guide To Navigating The Corporate Jungle (With Kids) [LEARN MORE]

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!

Have Baby, Will Travel, Speak In Public, Write Books And Run Businesses

Have Baby Will Travel Write Startup Speak In Public | Notes From Another Land | Amy Maureen Lynch

What do these things all have in common?

  • Libraries, Bookshops, Art Galleries, Museums, Cafés and Pubs in Canada, Ireland and England
  • Tech and social impact startup programs and networking events in Canada and England
  • Negotiating flexible work contracts in Canada, asking questions and sitting on a panel during CreativeMornings Ottawa
  • Riding in an airplane, sitting on the tube, overground trains or London city buses

I had my boobs out at all of them and breastfed my kids before/after and often DURING the above experiences.

Yes you can:

  • Search for books, view art, visit exhibitions, order a coffee and socialize at the same time
  • Listen to guest speakers, pitch to strangers and workshop your ideas at the same time
  • Conduct a business meeting, speak in public and stand in front of a crowd at the same time
  • Get where you need to go on public transit and feed your kid, at the same time

If you’re open to being flexible, feeling a bit uncomfortable, sitting (or standing) in the same position for extended periods of time and adapting as you go, I say it’s well worth a try.

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.

Because of it all, my kids and I have seen places, art, spaces and had experiences I don’t think I’ll ever tire of reminiscing about.

TLDR: Have baby, will travel/speak in public/write books/run businesses.

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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!