It's working for Dana Gordon
“I told my team at our holiday party. I ordered a champagne toast and told them right before everyone went in for a sip. They all went nuts; it was so fun!”
Don’t let all the unsolicited advice and opinions about pregnancy, childbirth and raising a child get in your way. Every child, parent, and situation is different.
I told myself “HEY, YOU’RE pregnant!, HA!” Since I’m my own boss, that part was easy. I told my team at our holiday party. I ordered a champagne toast and told them right before everyone went in for a sip. They all went nuts; it was so fun!
As crazy as it sounds, I had Poppy on a Tuesday and went back to work that following Monday. Being the owner of a company can make taking a maternity leave quite difficult. I remember replying to emails a few hours after delivering Poppy–I’m the type of person who never stops. Looking back, I wish I had taken a few weeks before doing anything work-related, especially for my own personal well-being. That being said, since I went back to work so quickly, I know how to prioritize my time with Poppy and make sure every minute is cherished.
My husband is incredibly supportive and understands my job couldn’t be put on hold. We had a nurse living with us as well, who was our savior during the first few months. As long as you have a partner who is a team player and is supportive in every aspect of your family, career, and relationship, you can manage it all.
I never expected leaving her every morning would be so hard and trading late night e-mails for family time would be so much easier!