Calling all parents who want to invest in themselves, alongside their loved ones!
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Welcome to Parent-Friendly Professional Development
Events and digital resources designed to connect founders, freelancers, remote workers and potential career changers who are also parents (moms AND dads, parents-to-be welcome too!).
We can’t go anywhere but we can still connect with each other.
You’re doing great at using your newfound parental powers to get through the physical, mental and emotional marathon of looking after little ones.
Children are noisy, vibrant, curious, loving, challenging, adaptable, relentless and inspiring.
But at the end of the day, there isn’t much time leftover for you.
Parenting is non-stop 24/7 and while you knew it would be a demanding role, what you weren’t quite prepared for were the…feelings of isolation.
And that was before we started dealing with a global pandemic, lockdown life, remote work with kids and virtual ‘homeschooling’. 🎢
Nobody told you about…
The sudden bursts of inspiration and creativity you’d experience while feeding your baby, only to lack a pen or paper (or free hands!) to write anything down.
The challenges of setting (without forgetting) your goals and the feeling of sharing them with another open-minded adult.
The difficulties finding events and opportunities which fit into your new schedule and are child-friendly (hello-crack-of-dawn-meetings, hours-long webinars, evening-networking-events, we’re looking at you).
The feelings of drifting aimlessly along while trying to get any sort of feedback on your ideas from someone other than your own family members who prefer to play peekaboo, show you their sweet block tower or demand the umpteenth snack of the day.
It can be lonely out there.
Stimulating conversation. Remembering your pre-kid interests. Meeting people you have things in common with (other than your ability to procreate). 🤣
Play groups are great…for the kids.
Story time is awesome…for the kids.
Local parks are fun…for the kids.
But what about your intellectual self-care and mental health?
Feedback from the Mixing Babies And Business™ community:
“Great tips and awesome to learn we’re not alone, having to struggle to integrate kids, family life, with personal aspirations and personal goals such as work.”
“Love the interactive and engaging activities.”
“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.”
“I really enjoyed it and it was nice to meet parents in the same boat as me.”
“FUN!” (from one of the children in attendance)
“More meetups please!”
“Great event today! Wow! Speakers were great! I think you bring to light a very important perspective. Especially in these times.”
“I like your block scheduling chart! I’m doing block scheduling in longer chunks now. I’m excited for you and where you are going!”