Tomorrow is a big day for me: I am on two panels at the Columbia Women In Business Conference, as well as a sponsor of the event. My postcard is going in the 700 “Goodie Bags” that are going home with the participants. The card has on it a link to my new website that I just converted to WordPress YESTERDAY, which marks the official launch of my BLOG (which you are kind enough to now be reading!). This postcard link allows participants access to a Toolkit I just created about how to make a decision about motherhood and working, that I developed with authors Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober who wrote an amazing book called Getting to 50/50: How You Can Have It All By Sharing it All. This is my first real publication, and my first “tool”, my first blog, and my first public foray into an area that I want to take my consulting business (more on that in another post but let’s just say it has to do with retaining moms and dads in the workforce).
I have over 15 years experience in Change Management. I understand the ins, the outs, the good, the bad, the ugly. I understand what’s to be gained from making positive change in your life, and I know how hard it is to do it.
But today my daughter defeated me. My little, one year old daughter reminded me how hard it is to make someone else change. My pediatrician, who I adore because of his straightforward, non-wishy washy style, told me in no uncertain terms that my daughter needed to be off her bottle (drinking from a cup) and no pacifier by her 15 month visit.