PT 2 | Building a business as a primary caregiver, remote school life and creativity as a form of activism with Kevin Bourne

PT 2 | Building a business as a primary caregiver, remote school life and creativity as a form of activism with Kevin Bourne

SHOW NOTES

This is the second of three mini episodes of our chat with Kevin Bourne, a dad of three and an entrepreneur, freelance journalist and media personality.

He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of SHIFTER Magazine, and is co-founder and CEO of PR and content marketing firm SHIFTER Agency. He was recently named to Ottawa Life Magazine’s Best of Ottawa: Activists & Changemakers list.

Our conversation took place back in October and since we’re both doing remote school for our kids, you may hear some voices in the background.

THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: 

  • Becoming a remote school tutor and how it’s working
  • Adjusting his workflow during the pandemic as a parent
  • Redefining what’s possible and learning to challenge the status quo
  • Being named an activist and making an impact in others’ lives with his work
  • The different ways in which creativity can be used as a form of protest
  • How his work is influencing his children

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For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources

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ABOUT KEVIN BOURNE

Kevin Bourne, a dad of three and an entrepreneur, freelance journalist and media personality. He is co-founder of SHIFTER  Magazine and SHIFTER Agency.

CONNECT WITH KEVIN
Kevin Bourne https://www.shifteragency.com/kevin-bourne
SHIFTER Magazine https://shiftermagazine.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/kbtheboss_
https://twitter.com/shiftermagazine
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinrbourne/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shiftermagazine/
https://www.facebook.com/shifteragency/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kbtheboss_/
https://www.instagram.com/shiftermagazine/

PT 1 | Building a business as a primary caregiver, remote school life and creativity as a form of activism with Kevin Bourne

PT 1 | Building a business as a primary caregiver, remote school life and creativity as a form of activism with Kevin Bourne

SHOW NOTES

This is the first of three mini episodes of our chat with Kevin Bourne, a dad of three and an entrepreneur, freelance journalist and media personality.

He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of SHIFTER Magazine, and is co-founder and CEO of PR and content marketing firm SHIFTER Agency. He was recently named to Ottawa Life Magazine’s Best of Ottawa: Activists & Changemakers list.

Our conversation took place back in October and since we’re both doing remote school for our kids, you may hear some voices in the background.

THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: 

  • How building his business and parenting has changed for him over the past decade
  • The importance of creating his own schedule as a primary caregiver
  • Trying to keep on top of all the things as a parent
  • Celebrating the everyday moments and getting through each day
  • Showing up when you feel like you don’t belong
  • Bringing his kids into business settings and events

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We’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com

Did you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. 

Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:
For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources

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ABOUT KEVIN BOURNE

Kevin Bourne, a dad of three and an entrepreneur, freelance journalist and media personality. He is co-founder of SHIFTER  Magazine and SHIFTER Agency.

CONNECT WITH KEVIN
Kevin Bourne https://www.shifteragency.com/kevin-bourne
SHIFTER Magazine https://shiftermagazine.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/kbtheboss_
https://twitter.com/shiftermagazine
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinrbourne/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shiftermagazine/
https://www.facebook.com/shifteragency/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kbtheboss_/
https://www.instagram.com/shiftermagazine/

PT 3 | Creating your own village, networking as a parent and planning a career transition with Tanya Hayles

PT 3 | Creating your own village, networking as a parent and planning a career transition with Tanya Hayles

SHOW NOTES

This is the third and final episode of our chat with Tanya Hayles, a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker and creative storyteller.

She’s the founder of Black Moms Connection, an online global village and non-profit organization, as well as a diversity, equity, inclusion and representation disruptor doing anti-Black racism consulting through Color In White Spaces.

Our conversation took place in August before we knew what back to school would look like between the ever-changing lockdown restrictions in Canada. 

THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: 

  • Responding to world events and media requests
  • Becoming a certified Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
  • The importance of mentors and advisors
  • What she misses about the events industry 
  • Planning a career pivot
  • Taking action and practicing accountability, over more reporting
  • The legacy she wants to create for Black Moms Connection and her son
  • Being yourself, planting the seeds and seeing what grows

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We’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com

Did you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. 

Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:
For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources

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ABOUT TANYA HAYLES

Tanya is a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker and creative storyteller, using various mediums to evoke emotions, create change and magnify moments. She is the founder of Black Moms Connection and Color In White Spaces.

CONNECT WITH TANYA
Tanya Hayles https://www.tanyahayles.com/
Black Moms Connection https://www.blackmomsconnection.com/
Color In White Spaces https://colorinwhitespaces.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/tanyahayles
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/thayles/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/blackmomsconnection
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thetanyahayles/

PT 2 | Creating your own village, networking as a parent and planning a career transition with Tanya Hayles

PT 2 | Creating your own village, networking as a parent and planning a career transition with Tanya Hayles

SHOW NOTES

This is the second of three mini episodes of our chat with Tanya Hayles, a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker and creative storyteller.

She’s the founder of Black Moms Connection, an online global village and non-profit organization, as well as a diversity, equity, inclusion and representation disruptor doing anti-Black racism consulting through Color In White Spaces.

Our conversation took place in August before we knew what back to school would look like between the ever-changing lockdown restrictions in Canada. 

THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: 

  • What to do when others challenge what you’re building and how you’re doing it
  • Networking as a parent and the choices you get faced with
  • How primary caregivers are being left out of business spaces and programming
  • What we’re doing about creating more child-friendly spaces
  • Why you have a part to play in creating change

Our third episode with Tanya covers responding to world events, career pivots and creating a legacy.

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We’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com

Did you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. 

Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:
For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources

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ABOUT TANYA HAYLES

Tanya is a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker and creative storyteller, using various mediums to evoke emotions, create change and magnify moments. She is the founder of Black Moms Connection and Color In White Spaces.

CONNECT WITH TANYA
Tanya Hayles https://www.tanyahayles.com/
Black Moms Connection https://www.blackmomsconnection.com/
Color In White Spaces https://colorinwhitespaces.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/tanyahayles
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/thayles/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/blackmomsconnection
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thetanyahayles/

PT 1 | Creating your own village, networking as a parent and planning a career transition with Tanya Hayles

PT 1 | Creating your own village, networking as a parent and planning a career transition with Tanya Hayles

SHOW NOTES

This is the first of three mini episodes of our chat with Tanya Hayles, a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker and creative storyteller.

She’s the founder of Black Moms Connection, an online global village and non-profit organization, as well as a diversity, equity, inclusion and representation disruptor doing anti-Black racism consulting through Color In White Spaces.

Our conversation took place in August before we knew what back to school would look like between the ever-changing lockdown restrictions in Canada. 

THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: 

  • How Tanya’s work and life have changed in 2020
  • Structuring her daily and weekly work from home schedule
  • Finding and creating her own village as a single parent
  • What happened when her online community started to experience rapid growth
  • Focusing on impact over monetization for Black Moms Connection
  • Using partnerships, funding and media opportunities to focus on continuing to serve the Black mother and her family

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CONNECT WITH US

We’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com

Did you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. 

Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:
For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources

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ABOUT TANYA HAYLES

Tanya is a mom of one and an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, public speaker and creative storyteller, using various mediums to evoke emotions, create change and magnify moments. She is the founder of Black Moms Connection and Color In White Spaces.

CONNECT WITH TANYA
Tanya Hayles https://www.tanyahayles.com/
Black Moms Connection https://www.blackmomsconnection.com/
Color In White Spaces https://colorinwhitespaces.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/tanyahayles
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/thayles/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/blackmomsconnection
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thetanyahayles/

PT 3 | Managing expectations, freelance work and parenting in a pandemic with Frankie Tortora

PT 3 | Managing expectations, freelance work and parenting in a pandemic with Frankie Tortora

SHOW NOTES

This is the third and final mini episode of our chat with Frankie Tortora, a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids — a community by and for freelance parents.

Frankie is also co-host of DIFTK The Podcast with Steve Folland, recipients of Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020. 

Our conversation took place in August before we knew if the kids were going back to school and between the ever-changing lockdown restrictions in Canada and England. 

THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: 

  • Working from unconventional spaces
  • The type of professional development Frankie enjoys
  • Questioning all facets of your life
  • Why trading time for money isn’t working for us right now
  • How having self-employed parents impacted us
  • Things we’re trying to teach our kids
  • Who she admires as a parent and creative professional

BIG thanks to Frankie for chatting with us about all things creativity, community and parenthood!

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes featuring Tanya Hayles, Kevin Bourne and Karla Briones, as part of Season 1 of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast.

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We’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com

Did you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. 

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ABOUT FRANKIE TORTORA 

Frankie is a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids — a community by and for freelance parents. Through the DIFTK blog, Facebook community, face-to-face meetups and weekly podcast, Frankie is proving that all sorts of good stuff can occur when self-employed parents are given the opportunity to connect. 

CONNECT WITH FRANKIE
Frankie Tortora http://francescatortora.com/
Doing It For The Kids http://www.doingitforthekids.net/
DIFTK The Podcast – Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020! http://www.doingitforthekids.net/diftk-podcast/
DIFTK Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/DIFTK
DIFTK Instagram http://instagram.com/doingitforthekids_

Frankie Tortora | Mixing Babies And Business Podcast | Season 1 | Part 2

PT 2 | Managing expectations, freelance work and parenting in a pandemic with Frankie Tortora

Frankie Tortora | Mixing Babies And Business Podcast | Season 1 | Part 2

SHOW NOTES

This is the second of three mini episodes of our chat with Frankie Tortora, a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids — a community by and for freelance parents. Stay tuned for the third and final part over the coming week where we talk about working from unconventional spaces, including your car and how she’s investing in herself during these times.

Frankie is also co-host of DIFTK The Podcast with Steve Folland, recipients of Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020. 

Our conversation took place in August before we knew if the kids were going back to school and between the ever-changing lockdown restrictions in Canada and England.

THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: 

  • Launching a business in early 2020 and pivoting
  • Moderating an online community during uncertain times
  • Protecting what we’ve built during the pandemic
  • Hitting the reset button as a creative professional and a parent
  • Setting boundaries with your family when you’re working from home
  • When your kids don’t understand what you’re doing
  • But said kids also want to use your tech gear

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We’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com

Did you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. 

Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:
For parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/free-resources

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ABOUT FRANKIE TORTORA 

Frankie is a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids — a community by and for freelance parents. Through the DIFTK blog, Facebook community, face-to-face meetups and weekly podcast, Frankie is proving that all sorts of good stuff can occur when self-employed parents are given the opportunity to connect. 

CONNECT WITH FRANKIE
Frankie Tortora http://francescatortora.com/
Doing It For The Kids http://www.doingitforthekids.net/
DIFTK The Podcast – Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020! http://www.doingitforthekids.net/diftk-podcast/
DIFTK Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/DIFTK
DIFTK Instagram http://instagram.com/doingitforthekids_

Frankie Tortora | Mixing Babies And Business Podcast | Season 1 | Part 1

PT 1 | Managing expectations, freelance work and parenting in a pandemic with Frankie Tortora

Frankie Tortora | Mixing Babies And Business Podcast | Season 1 | Part 1

SHOW NOTES

This is the first of three mini episodes of our chat with Frankie Tortora, a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids — a community by and for freelance parents. Stay tuned for the next two episodes over the coming week where we talk about all things community, creativity and parenthood. 

Frankie is also co-host of DIFTK The Podcast with Steve Folland, recipients of Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020. 

Our conversation took place in August before we knew if the kids were going back to school and between the ever-changing lockdown restrictions in Canada and England. 

THINGS WE TALK ABOUT: 

  • Sharing the drudgery and being real as a freelance parent
  • Parenting and attempting to work from home during a pandemic
  • Switching back and forth between unpaid and paid work
  • A podcasting tech glitch
  • Why you need firm email autoresponders
  • Setting hard boundaries with our time and availability
  • Adjusting our plans for 2020–2021 and letting it go

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We’re always happy to hear from you! Send us your feedback and share your work from home with kids stories via email at: contact@mixingbabiesandbusiness.com

Did you enjoy this episode? Please share it with other parents you’re connected with and encourage them to tune in. 

Learn more about #mixingbabiesandbusiness:
Sign up to our free newsletter for parents interested in entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids at: http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/newsletter

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ABOUT FRANKIE TORTORA 

Frankie is a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids — a community by and for freelance parents. Through the DIFTK blog, Facebook community, face-to-face meetups and weekly podcast, Frankie is proving that all sorts of good stuff can occur when self-employed parents are given the opportunity to connect. 

CONNECT WITH FRANKIE
Frankie Tortora http://francescatortora.com/
Doing It For The Kids http://www.doingitforthekids.net/
DIFTK The Podcast – Bronze Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020! http://www.doingitforthekids.net/diftk-podcast/
DIFTK Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/DIFTK
DIFTK Instagram http://instagram.com/doingitforthekids_

Starting A Podcast: Where Parenthood Meets Professional Development

Welcome to Mixing Babies And Business, a podcast hosted by Amy Lynch, where we chat about all things business, entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.

The show is a mixture of solo and interview style episodes, featuring inspiring guests who’ve been showing up as their full selves as parents in professional environments, creating community and advocating for change.

It’s designed to shine a light at the end of a seemingly verrrry long tunnel and we’re hoping to provide a virtual pep talk for those seeking encouragement during this transformative time in their lives.

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Stories to guide you.

We’ll be sharing a couple of mini episodes each week for people who are also parents and don’t have the time/desire/energy/bandwidth/ability to tune in to something actively or in the background for more than 20 minutes. Depending on the guest, we’ll be covering creativity, community and creating the changes you wish to see in the world.

Like our parent-friendly business newsletter, events and resources, it will be an online space where parenthood meets professional development and is designed with yours and your family’s needs and interests in mind, not as an afterthought!

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Podcasting and parenting during a pandemic.

All episodes are recorded, edited and published from our home office ‘creative studio’, where we’re attempting to work from home in between doing ‘remote school’ with our kids. Hopefully we can edit out some things, if not, you’ll be hearing a lot of REAL LIFE in the background.

Season 1 launches this week, with mini episodes released every Tuesday and Friday for the remainder of 2020.

Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what you hear, please share the podcast with fellow parents you’re connected to!

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