How I’m getting through this long-ass winter

Secret to sanity: We play a lot in the snow. And by play, I mean, the kids wander around the yard and driveway during the daytime as I attempt to shovel at warp speed before they get bored and venture too close to the road.

Making things because you can

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.

Happy Holidays 🎊 AND 2020 Event Dates From Babies, Business + Breakfast 👶📈☕️

Babies, Business + Breakfast now has a more permanent home
I’m excited to share Babies, Business + Breakfast has been selected as one of the Cours Bayview Yards Meetups in 2020!

A Babies, Business + Breakfast story about community and supporting local business

This is not a sponsored post, it’s a mini story about serendipity, manifesting, community and supporting small business.

Creating Parent-Friendly Business Spaces and Experiences: Transcript of Lightning Talk for Eastern Ontario’s WEKH

I presented at the June 12th, 2019 Carleton University Launch of Eastern Ontario’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) at Impact Hub Ottawa, where I spoke about ‘Babies, Business + Breakfast: Creating Parent-Friendly Business Spaces + Experiences’. Carleton is one of nine regional hubs for WEKH, which includes VentureLabs at Simon Fraser University, Mount Royal University,Continue reading “Creating Parent-Friendly Business Spaces and Experiences: Transcript of Lightning Talk for Eastern Ontario’s WEKH”

Baby In The Boardroom: Transcript of CreativeMornings Ottawa Lightning Talk

I presented at April’s CreativeMornings Ottawa event on the theme of ‘Inclusive’, where I did a five-minute lightning talk alongside my two children, Ethan, who is a little under three years old and Conor, who was 10 months old at the time. Baby In The Boardroom: Creating Parent-Friendly Business Spaces + Experiences Scroll through toContinue reading “Baby In The Boardroom: Transcript of CreativeMornings Ottawa Lightning Talk”

Reciprocity and parent-friendly event planning

I have learned (sometimes the hard way, sometimes the easy way), when you don’t ask, you don’t get. As I’ve become clearer in my ‘asks’, I have also become more gracious in my acceptance of things (love, help, time, advice, money) and I also in turn give what I can, when I can.

Parent-friendly presenting in real-time at CreativeMornings Ottawa!

I don’t often post pics of my kids on social media but since I just did a talk on the theme of ‘Inclusive’ for CreativeMornings Ottawa alongside them both, here’s what the evolution of a 5-min lightning talk looks like when you’re with a 10-month-old and almost three-year-old in front of a room full ofContinue reading “Parent-friendly presenting in real-time at CreativeMornings Ottawa!”