In the second half of the article, we continue our analysis of maternity leave issues affecting working parents.
The last thing on my mind when graduating from law school was worrying about what the future held in terms of maternity leave. My main focus, as is the focus for most lawyers right out of school, was on finding a job. "Life found a way" a few years into my career, and there I stood, clueless, naïve and completely unprepared for what would happen to me, both professionally and personally, when I went out on maternity leave. I've since had two more children and like to consider myself a quasi-expert in this field. I hope that my experiences can serve other working mothers moving forward as you not only prepare for the awesomeness of motherhood, but what will be a lifelong balance of work and family.