Mixing Babies And Business™

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

December 10, 2021 Amy Maureen Lynch Season 3 Episode 42
Mixing Babies And Business™
042 | Encouraging innovation in young readers and learning from our kids with Rashmi Sirdeshpande | PT 1
Show Notes

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 studio
  • Writing in the margins of her day and practicing time blocking
  • Deciding to leave her law career to go to business school in search of more flexibility
  • Setting up a business with a friend, while having a baby and then deciding to close it down
  • How her children reintroduced her to her love of writing and books
  • Entering an online competition with Penguin Random House and the chain of events it set off

Thanks 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!

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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/