A note about making connections: At home and abroad. Back in March 2010, I met my Irish husband in Canada before flying out to Australia a few months later.
When your birthday is the day before White Ribbon Day, you celebrate by recording online conversations with entrepreneurs and leaders across Canada focused on entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.
What started as an idea turned into self-doubt and problem solving, before quickly evolving into admiration and then enthusiasm to share these stories with other people.
Someone recently posted a question in a freelance group for parents I’m a member of. They were wondering how we get work done, clean/sort the socks, mind the kids and look after ourselves…during the pandemic. It really stirred up some things for me.
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.
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 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.
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.
I always forget to but when I feel out of sorts, things aren’t working or I’m getting overwhelmed, instead of trying to push through the never-ending to-do list (often created by myself), I am a big fan of the ‘ta-da!’ list.