If you’re self employed it can be hard to take a long break. I felt very privileged, though, that with my second baby I was able to build up work again gradually. Compared to the first time around when I was employed and had to go back to a full day, it was much easier to work for a couple of hours while J slept. This time, even though it is more of a juggle with three, I’m building things up again. I even took K with me to the Mumpreneur Conference in October as I’m still breastfeeding and couldn’t leave him overnight. And it’s good to know I’m not the only mum who will combine babies and conferences. Sarah Beeny was back presenting at Social Media 09 when her baby was less than three months old, and she brought him with her. You can see her here in the Waves PR blog, where Claire writes, “this is the first time I have seen a serious, successful professional business person outside of a parenting related business acknowledge that side of themselves so openly”. Do you think that taking your baby to a work event is a great step forward for womankind?