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Thursday, January 01, 2009

In With the New

Happy New Year to all! Wow - 2009 already. There is something persuasive about a fresh new digit to write or type - something that causes us all to pause, look up, and think about the next 12 months that lie stretched ahead of us. All the things we'll do, think, say, wrestle with, figure out, ponder!

Today seems like a good opportunity to pause this blog to think ahead too. And there are some fun things in store! Here's a sampling of what we're planning for 2009:
  • Guest blogging: We will be turning over the Equality Blog to a few other spokespeople on a regular basis. If you would like to be a guest blogger, please let us know of your interest by writing to info@equallysharedparenting.com.

  • Conference appearances: Marc and I will be panelists at two upcoming conferences. If you're in the area, we'd love to see you there! First, we will be at Yale Law School for a conference entitled "Opt Out" or Pushed Out: Are Women Choosing to Leave the Legal Profession?, March 27-28 in New Haven, CT. Then, we're in Chicago for the Council on Contemporary Families' 12th Annual Conference, April 17-18 at the University of Illinois.

  • Book chapter: We're in an anthology! Rebecca Walker, author of Black, White and Jewish, Baby Love, What Makes a Man, To Be Real, and other powerful books, has compiled 18 essays on different types of families in her latest book, One Big Happy Family. This book will be released on February 19th. We're the authors of chapter 15!

  • Our own book: We've been hard at work drafting chapters for our own book, to be published by Perigee in 2010. This next year will be a flurry of writing and rewriting as we polish chapters into their final form and finish interviewing ESP couples across the globe. We have met many inspiring, unforgettable couples in the past 6 months! By the way, if you identify with equally shared parenting but have not yet contacted us, please drop us a line now at info@equallysharedparenting.com so that we can connect with you. We want to fill the book's pages with as many practical tips and ideas as possible.

We'll be writing more about each of these topics throughout the year. But we'd also love to hear from you.... What would you like to see on ESP.com? How can we make this site better meet your needs? All ideas most welcome!

All our best wishes for a fantastic year ahead.


Blogger Gail said...

So many great things happening for you!! Congrats -- you two rock!

8:43 AM  
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