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The Baby and Business Conundrum

Today’s question is:

“I just listened to the business after baby episode, where Kirsty spoke about her plans on returning to work post bab.

And as a solo business owner, two months away from having their first kiddo, I would LOVE to take Kirsty up on the offer to share how it’s gone. And what she’s learned along the way.

In the hopes, I can sponge up some wisdom for myself.”

Today’s listener is keenly interested in what we might call the baby and business conundrum. She took Kirsty up on her earlier offer to fill us in when she had her bab and had a sense of what her life was like. So we’re back seven months later.

In this episode:

  • What you plan and the reality don’t always match. 1.30
  • Kirsty’s biggest lesson so far. 2.50
  • Returning to work post baby. 4.00
  • Every baby is different, every parent’s experience is different. 5.10
  • Be prepared to be flexible. 5.50
  • The battle of letting go. 6.20
  • The truth about becoming a first time parent. 6.50
  • Planning with a partner. 8.00
  • Ask for what you need. 9.20

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About Business Badassery

Amy’s a conversion copywriter, business coach and serial business owner who’s been reading advice columns since she was nine. With decades of business experience, she’s gotten very good at quickly reading situations and coming up with solutions – especially on the fly. You can find her at

Kirsty’s a launch copywriter and ex-psychotherapist, who’s smack bang in the middle of scaling her business with online courses. She’s good at making sense of human tendencies, selling things with words, and only following the work that feels good. You can find her at

“Amy and Kirsty are wonderful, wise and witty!

I already push myself hard enough so I'm not interested in working with coaches that are going to "crack the whip" and "kick my arse".

Kirsty and Amy both have a gently challenging coaching style. I always left sessions feeling validated, smart and capable but with a clear idea of how to make things even betterer.”

Anna Rogan
Creative Copywriter

“Kirsty seems to have this ability to see things that aren't being said. And then she brings them to light in such a nurturing way. 

Amy is direct AND caring all at the same time. It makes it easier for me to get to the point cause I know you'll get to the point when you ask about the things you need more info on.

Together — I love that neither of them hold back when their opinion/suggestion/perspective differs from the other's. It just makes it all so much more valuable. 

Also, they’re both so genuine, warm, smart and hilarious. Those 'good' traits just compound when you put the two of them together, ya know?

Miish Grixti
Conversion Copywriter

“All I'd ever heard about Amy was that she's a great coach. Welp, she's a great coach. Knows the right questions to ask to get through the bullshit and get to the root issue.

And my sweet, sweet Kirsty. Using all of her best therapy tricks to keep us moving forward. And making us feel loved :)

Together? Stop. So good. I have never felt so supported. 

I think the value in coaching is having someone hold a bigger vision for you than you can see yourself. So having TWO of you hold that for me was extremely motivating.”

Megan Baird
Email Copywriter