The act of creating something can be inspiring and energizing….actually launching and promoting it can be terrifying but my first book is ALIVE!
Once you hit publish, you still need to tell people about it: I’ve been spending the past week proofreading my final manuscript before Amazon’s deadline for the Kindle eBook release on April 24th, 2020 and contacting people to let them know I’ve written a book. While caring for two kids under the age of four years old full-time on weekdays during a global pandemic.
How to write a book while raising two kids under age four: You can do hard things, I believe in you. My new book, Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience is based on my journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.
Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience is based on my journey as a blogger, writer and founder to date. It’s self-published and is now available for pre-order, to be delivered on April 24, 2020. It will also be available in paperback for print on demand.
I’ve thinking a lot lately of how I can help others, from my home, while looking after two kids under the age of four. I had mapped out a course after our second kid was born in 2018 all about flexible work and in particular, working remotely. But life happened, I always have a lot of creative projects on the go and to be honest, I wasn’t sure if people would be keen.
I hosted the first event of 2020 on February 14th, where we focused on ‘Protecting Your Ideas’ with Natalie Raffoul, Managing Attorney at Brion Raffoul and Julia Elvidge, Tech Business Leader, Advisor, Mentor, Investor and Board Member.
It’s not every day you see stroller parking, car seats, onesie snowsuits and a children’s play area in the Training Room at Bayview Yards (also the home of Invest Ottawa). And it’s not every day as a parent that you find yourself mixing with other parents alongside your kids, as you discuss protecting your ideas, the implications of having (or not having) an Intellectual Property strategy, the changing tech landscape and how others have mixed (and are still learning how best to mix) work and home in life.
I’ve been thinking a lot about honouring my ancestors lately and in particular, how I can honour my grandmothers. I know I am fortunate and not every woman has access to the same opportunities.
Join us on Friday, February 14th 2020 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to talk about protecting your ideas (and investing in yourself). Fuel up on fresh business inspiration, strong coffee and connect with other like-minded parents at Babies, Business + Breakfast.