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Where parenthood meets professional development: Hosted by Amy Lynch and covering all things business, flexible and remote work with kids! The Mixing Babies And Business ™ Podcast features inspiring guests who’ve been showing up as their full selves as parents in professional environments, creating community and advocating for change. Join our movement. Bring your kids. Learn more at: mixingbabiesandbusiness.com

Mixing Babies And Business‪™‬ Amy Maureen Lynch

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Where parenthood meets professional development: Hosted by Amy Lynch and covering all things business, flexible and remote work with kids! The Mixing Babies And Business ™ Podcast features inspiring guests who’ve been showing up as their full selves as parents in professional environments, creating community and advocating for change. Join our movement. Bring your kids. Learn more at: mixingbabiesandbusiness.com

    046 | Season 3 recap, podcasting while pregnant and how I'm preparing for parental leave with my third child in 2022

    046 | Season 3 recap, podcasting while pregnant and how I'm preparing for parental leave with my third child in 2022

    RECAP: My name is Amy Lynch and I'm the host and producer of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast. Since August 2020, I've interviewed 14 guests and produced over 45 episode, across three seasons.

    My work has been selected as a Finalist for Future of Good‘s Top 100 Recovery Projects in Canada in 2020 and has been invited to join the Startup Canada Communities national network in 2021.

    ABOUT SEASON 3
    Episode 32 Season 3 Intro: Featured interviews and future plansEpisodes 33–35 with Jennifer Harper: A mom of two, founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty in Canada Episodes 36–38 with Adonica Shaw: A mom of three, speaker, author and Founder of Wingwomen in the United StatesEpisodes 39–41 with Jane Downes: A mom of four, chartered accountant and the founder of Part-Time.ie and Jane Downes Finance Talent in IrelandEpisodes 42–44 with Rashmi Sirdeshpande: A mom of two and a lawyer turned children's author in EnglandBONUS Episode 45: Baby in the boardroom: Becoming an accidental activist and parentpreneurEpisode 46 Season 3 Finale Recap: Podcasting while pregnant and my parental leave prep: https://www.linkedin.com/post/12/13/2021/amymlynchThe podcast is on a break in the first half of 2022 while I have a baby and remember how to care for a newborn...stay tuned for Season 4!

    For now, look after yourselves and best wishes over the coming months. Thank you for listening, spreading the word and supporting this work!
    Did you enjoy this episode?
    Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!
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    CONNECT WITH US
    We’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com
    Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:
    For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources
    Season 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.
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    ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™
    I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

    As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.

    This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.

    Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.

    Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!

    - Amy Lynch (+ Family)
    Founder | Event + Podcast Host
    http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

    • 9 min
    045 | Baby in the boardroom: Becoming an accidental activist and parentpreneur with Amy Lynch

    045 | Baby in the boardroom: Becoming an accidental activist and parentpreneur with Amy Lynch

    This bonus episode features the talk I gave for a parentpreneur panel event in October, where each speaker discussed their experiences as a business founder and parent. My oldest kid made a cameo during my Q&A session at the end, which you can watch on Startup Vancouver's YouTube Channel.

    THINGS I TALK ABOUT:
    Bringing my kids into business settingsGetting frustrated by a lack of inclusive corporate spaces and programmingLearning to ask for help, advocate for my needs and show up as I amThings I didn't know about mixing parenthood and business...until I tried itProducing parent-friendly professional developmentQuestions for event planners, employers and organizations seeking to create more inclusive spaces and programming for parents and their familiesWays in which parents can keep advocating for themselves in businessStartup Vancouver parentpreneur talksThanks for taking the time to listen to my talk about my experiences so far with parenthood entrepreneurship and activism!

    Did you enjoy this episode?
    Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!
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    CONNECT WITH US
    We’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com
    Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:
    For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources
    Season 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.
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    ABOUT AMY LYNCH
    I believe everyone deserves to design a life that works for them and their family. Over the past decade, I’ve negotiated remote work arrangements, freelance client work and validated business ideas, in between living and working in Canada, Europe and Australia (and having kids).
    I write about travel, international family life, creativity and flexible work on my blog and produce parent-friendly professional development events and digital resources, focused on creating inclusive and flexible work solutions.
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    Website amymaureenlynch.com
    LinkedIn @amymlynch
    Twitter @amymlynch

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    ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™
    I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

    As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.

    This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.

    Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.

    Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!

    - Amy Lynch (+ Family)
    Founder | Event + Podcast Host
    http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.c

    • 11 min
    044 | Encouraging innovation in young readers and learning from our kids with Rashmi Sirdeshpande | PT 3

    044 | Encouraging innovation in young readers and learning from our kids with Rashmi Sirdeshpande | PT 3

    PT 3: Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a mom of two and a lawyer turned children's author who loves taking big ideas and making them accessible and exciting for young readers. Her books have been recognized by BookTrust, listed in The Times/Sunday Times Best Children’s Books of the Year and she is a World Book Day author.

    This is the final of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in October.
    THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:
    Advice for listeners seeking to create something they can't currently find in the market or on bookshelvesHow she invests in her own personal and professional development as a parent and writerThe importance of mentorship, networking and communityGoing past your comfort zone and doing things which terrify you because they're great opportunities What she wishes someone would have told her when she first became a parentThe kind of world she hopes her children grow up in and how she's writing books to spark joy, hope and encouragementThanks again to Rashmi for taking the time to speak about all things parenthood, creativity and entrepreneurship!

    Did you enjoy this episode?
    Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!
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    CONNECT WITH US
    We’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com
    Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:
    For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources
    Season 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.
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    ABOUT RASHMI SIRDESHPANDE
    Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a mom of two and a lawyer turned children's author who loves taking big ideas and making them accessible and exciting for young readers. She writes non-fiction picture books that ignite children's curiosity, as well as fictional stories that crackle with imagination. Her books have been recognized by BookTrust multiple times, listed in The Times/Sunday Times Best Children’s Books of the Year 2020 and she is a World Book Day 2022 author.
    CONNECT WITH RASHMI
    Website rashmisirdeshpande.com
    Twitter @RashmiWriting

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    ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™
    I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

    As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.

    This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.

    Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.

    Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!

    - Amy Lynch (+ Family)
    Founder | Event + Podcast Host
    http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

    • 9 min
    043 | Encouraging innovation in young readers and learning from our kids with Rashmi Sirdeshpande | PT 2

    043 | Encouraging innovation in young readers and learning from our kids with Rashmi Sirdeshpande | PT 2

    PT 2: Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a mom of two and a lawyer turned children's author who loves taking big ideas and making them accessible and exciting for young readers. Her books have been recognized by BookTrust, listed in The Times/Sunday Times Best Children’s Books of the Year and she is a World Book Day author.

    This is the second of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in October.
    THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:
    Relearning how to be creative as a writer after leaving her law practiceBringing her whole self to her work and being okay with making mistakesShowing up as she is for different events with school age audiencesWhat we can learn from how children treat each other and themselves Fostering a sense of curiosity and innovation in young readers as it relates to entrepreneurshipTesting out new ideas and incorporating feedback from her kidsThanks to Rashmi for taking part of her day to answer my questions about getting comfortable with making mistakes, showing up as herself and testing out new ideas with her audience.

    Did you enjoy this episode?
    Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!
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    CONNECT WITH US
    We’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com
    Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:
    For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources
    Season 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.
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    ABOUT RASHMI SIRDESHPANDE
    Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a mom of two and a lawyer turned children's author who loves taking big ideas and making them accessible and exciting for young readers. She writes non-fiction picture books that ignite children's curiosity, as well as fictional stories that crackle with imagination. Her books have been recognized by BookTrust multiple times, listed in The Times/Sunday Times Best Children’s Books of the Year 2020 and she is a World Book Day 2022 author.
    CONNECT WITH RASHMI
    Website rashmisirdeshpande.com
    Twitter @RashmiWriting

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    ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™
    I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

    As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.

    This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.

    Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.

    Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!

    - Amy Lynch (+ Family)
    Founder | Event + Podcast Host
    http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

    • 12 min
    042 | Encouraging innovation in young readers and learning from our kids with Rashmi Sirdeshpande | PT 1

    042 | Encouraging innovation in young readers and learning from our kids with Rashmi Sirdeshpande | PT 1

    PT 1: Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a mom of two and a lawyer turned children's author who loves taking big ideas and making them accessible and exciting for young readers. Her books have been recognized by BookTrust, listed in The Times/Sunday Times Best Children’s Books of the Year and she is a World Book Day author.

    This is the first of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in October.
    THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:
    Converting her home writing space into a homeschool room and YouTube studioWriting in the margins of her day and practicing time blockingDeciding to leave her law career to go to business school in search of more flexibilitySetting up a business with a friend, while having a baby and then deciding to close it downHow her children reintroduced her to her love of writing and booksEntering an online competition with Penguin Random House and the chain of events it set offThanks to Rashmi for taking part of her day to answer my questions about her writing workflow, entering into entrepreneurship and how she has set her life up to prioritize flexibility!

    Did you enjoy this episode?
    Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!
    ------------------------------------
    CONNECT WITH US
    We’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com
    Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:
    For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources
    Season 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.
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    ABOUT RASHMI SIRDESHPANDE
    Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a mom of two and a lawyer turned children's author who loves taking big ideas and making them accessible and exciting for young readers. She writes non-fiction picture books that ignite children's curiosity, as well as fictional stories that crackle with imagination. Her books have been recognized by BookTrust multiple times, listed in The Times/Sunday Times Best Children’s Books of the Year 2020 and she is a World Book Day 2022 author.
    CONNECT WITH RASHMI
    Website rashmisirdeshpande.com
    Twitter @RashmiWriting

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    ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™
    I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

    As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.

    This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.

    Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.

    Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!

    - Amy Lynch (+ Family)
    Founder | Event + Podcast Host
    http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/

    • 10 min
    041 | Transitioning to part-time and negotiating for flexibility as you return to work with Jane Downes | PT 3

    041 | Transitioning to part-time and negotiating for flexibility as you return to work with Jane Downes | PT 3

    PT 3: Jane Downes is a parent of four kids, a chartered accountant and the founder of Part-Time.ie, a flexible work recruitment website and Jane Downes Finance Talent, a specialist recruitment agency for the finance sector in Ireland.

    This is the final of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in October.
    THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:
    Relying on her processes to get her through the ups and downs of businessHow she's been looking after herself as a founder over the past few yearsWhat she wishes someone would have told her before becoming a parent and business ownerHow what she's working on is connected to the future she'd like to see for her childrenThanks again to Jane for taking the time to speak about all things parenthood, entrepreneurship and flexible work!

    Did you enjoy this episode?
    Please subscribe and leave a podcast review – it helps other parents find the podcast!
    ------------------------------------
    CONNECT WITH US
    We’re always happy to hear from you! Email: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com
    Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:
    For parents interested in flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources
    Season 3 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard Canada, Sovereign Insurance and UPS Canada.
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    ABOUT JANE DOWNES
    Jane Downes is a parent of four kids, a chartered accountant and the founder of Part-Time.ie, a flexible work recruitment website and Jane Downes Finance Talent, a specialist recruitment agency for the finance sector in Ireland. Having 20 years' experience working with a Big 4 firm, multinational and small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs), she spent a decade of her finance career in part-time roles. As a parent and company founder, she understands the desire parents have to re-skill and work flexibly around their families and aims to help people find the perfect role to fit around their lifestyle.

    CONNECT WITH JANE
    Websites part-time.ie and financetalent.ie
    LinkedIn @JaneDownes
    Facebook @parttimeIreland 

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    ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™
    I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

    As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.

    This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.

    Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.

    Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!

    - Amy Lynch (+ Family)
    Founder | Event + Podcast Host

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

    • 9 min

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