A Sneak Peek of The Inc.'s Holiday Auction

The Inc.'s 2018 Holiday Online Auction is almost here! 

We’re getting into the holiday spirit a little bit early this year in an effort to raise $10,000 to support our Playschool program and develop a wider range of business-oriented services to meet the needs of our working parents. 

This year's amazing donors have come through with an array of fantastic items and services that will add a boost to your business, a sparkle under your tree, or a sophisticated flavor to your favorite holiday meal!

Our online auction goes LIVE on Nov. 19 through Dec. 14. Enjoy a sneak peek of fabulous items below and get ready to start bidding on Nov. 19 @ 9am!

Auction site:

Remember to check back often as we'll be highlighting our stand-out items and adding new items as well throughout the auction.

Thank you from The Inc. family and happy bidding!

Birds+Bees+Kids Talk for Parents of Preschoolers

The Inc. Community Coworking + Preschool is excited to host award-winning parenting expert, speaker and author Amy Lang, MA on Monday, November 26th @ 7pm!

Amy will be sharing her expertise and valuable insight into how and why you should talk to your preschooler about the Birds & Bees.

Onsite childcare is available for steady walkers-6 years old. For more details and to purchase your tickets go to

The Birds + Bees Talk for Parents of Preschoolers

Preschoolers have lots of questions and curiosities about bodies, babies, and families. Learn how to have easy, effective and age appropriate conversations with your kids about the birds and the bees.

You Will Discover:

  • Simple ways to talk to your kids about bodies and boundaries

  • The ideal age to start talking about making babies

  • How to get really ready to start the birds and bees talks



Since 2005, award-winning parenting expert, speaker and author Amy Lang, MA, has been helping parents of all beliefs turn conversations they dread into a regular (and fun) part of their family lives.

Learn more at

Explore The Inc. With A Video Tour

The Inc. is excited to share our new video tour which makes it easier for parents to learn more about our space! Get an insider’s look into how our coworking and childcare model works. Many thanks to June Films for capturing the spirit of our space and community!

Ready for more? Then book a tour today and become a member. Any questions? Contact The Inc. Team at We hope to see you soon!

July Member Spotlight: Carrie Pollak of Diaper Stork


July’s member spotlight features Carrie Pollak, owner of Diaper Stork, who is bringing a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation to The Inc. A savvy drive and unique skill set has assisted her in purchasing, relaunching and scaling an environmentally and socially-conscious cloth diapering business in the Puget Sound. I spoke with Carrie to find out more about how she set out to create a new, more flexible professional life while working at The Inc.  

Carrie joined The Inc. Green Lake in November 2017, soon after her daughter turned one. She was still on her maternity leave and figuring out next steps after being at home with her daughter. She was no longer interested in a full-time corporate job and had always desired to have her own business.  She had a handful of business ideas for a startup, but as a new mom, she did not have the time and energy level to dedicate to a startup. Given her impressive work experience and background (Mechanical Engineering degree from Cornell, MBA from Northwestern University, over a decade of work experience at Amazon), Carrie realized that purchasing, scaling and improving a business would be the perfect fit for her skill set and expertise.

While researching potential businesses for sale during a work session at The Inc., Carrie discovered Diaper Stork, a Seattle-based cloth diaper service. “I thought it would be a really great fit. The previous owner started Diaper Stork in 2014 and was a full time caretaker for her daughter.” Carrie said.

Having cloth-diapered her own daughter, Carrie was very interested in the business from the get-go, but she also liked that Diaper Stork could give her flexibility and freedom to be at home mostly with her daughter. She felt it was a great business opportunity to invest in a product and business she cares about so she soon took over Diaper Stork. Carrie explains, “I’m passionate about a product that is convenient, good for the environment and community-oriented and a service that has a social and environmental impact.”  

With a new business to grow and a toddler in tow, Carrie set up a regular, yet flexible work routine for her and her daughter at The Inc. Green Lake where they go four days a week. Carrie shares about her daughter's experience, “She squeals when we arrive, and is super excited about the toddler playroom. It makes it very easy for me to have this space to come to work because I know she’s happy. My favorite time of the day is when the toddlers waddle out in a line holding hands as they walk to play-time outside. It’s the cutest time!”

While her daughter happily plays in the The Inc.’s toddler room, Carrie focuses on customer service and operations of Diaper Stork and makes sure she’s carrying out its vision and mission. “At Diaper Stork, our mission is to allow families to make conscientious choices for their baby and the environment.” Carrie says. “I believe in the reuse and sharing economy. This service allow families to choose both convenience and the environment versus one or the other. Whatever your reasons for choosing cloth, we want to help make cloth diapering accessible, convenient, and easy to stick with. It’s a great option for diapering.”

Carrie is motivated to fulfill a long-term vision to have Diaper Stork offer more services and product offerings and expand to more regions. She is constantly asking, “How can we have more products to recycle within these families and within this community?

We look forward to watching Diaper Stork continue to flourish under Carrie’s leadership. It’s amazing to see what parents can accomplish when we have the work space and time to laser focus on our goals and dreams. Carrie’s story is a prime example of what we hope the Inc. can do for you too!

Learn more about Diaper Stork at or follow Diaper Stork at If you have any cloth-diapering questions, email Diaper Stork directly at

Thanks for reading! 

- Lauren Watkins:, IG @readtowriteblog