Let me introduce you to my other business partner [pictured right].
She and I stick together. Even when I went to do a news segment two weeks ago, she was there at the TV studio. I nursed her before I went LIVE. Tim held her in the break room and the broadcasters shook her hand.
Doing business is hard with a babe. Since I'm exclusively breastfeeding, I can either take her everywhere all of the time or pump. I know some moms pump all of the time (applauding you!)...but to me, it's confusing. Especially if I only want to give her a bottle occasionally.
Besides, I miss her when we're apart.
I'd like to see more newborns accepted at (and invited to) conferences, workplaces, political campaign dinners, business mixers, board meetings, and speeches. Babes in arms. Mom's arms - and dad's' arms too.
I know I'll blink and this season will be over. For now, she goes where I go. But please don't be alarmed. I can assure you that she's an outstanding business partner. She's contemplative and curious; quick to learn; super adaptable; likable; good with people.
Although, I have to admit: she does sleep quite a bit on the job...