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my #startupmom story : post 99

April 01, 2015 1 Comment

Baby Theo

I talk a lot about innovating the workplace to be inclusive of kids and supportive of families, because, entrepreneur or not, childcare is often a big challenge for working parents. Anyway, today the Chicago Tribune included a few of my words and gave my startup a little shout out. Pretty neat, but in all seriousness, let's talk about how to be both people and parents, how to harmonize work and family and how to recreate work culture, from startups to corporations, to support moms and dads. #leaninleanon "Kate Marie Grinold Sigfusson, founder of Chicago e-commerce startup Babies4Babies and mother of an infant son, said an affordable coworking and childcare option with flexible hours could be hugely significant for parent entrepreneurs juggling children and fledgling businesses. “We’re leaning in,” she said. “We’re leaning so far in we’re going to face plant. And what we need is something to lean on.”" You can find the full story with lots of good points made by kick booty working mamas here

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Kayla Carey
Kayla Carey

January 01, 2019

I totally agree! After having my son 9 months ago, I found it really difficult to balance the things I love to do on my own with the demands of parenting, and then when my maternity leave was over, it was even more challenging (and remains to be). That’s why we’re starting MeTime, a platform that connects parents with childcare providers in the neighborhoods they work and play for hourly care – to cater to freelance, stay-at-home and working parents. I’d love to connect to like-minded entrepreneurs. My contact is

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