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

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE:

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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 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

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE:

SUBSCRIBE ON YOUR FAVOURITE PODCAST PLAYER:

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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:
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/