There's one thing virtually all working moms agree upon: The key to success—as both a professional and a parent—is piecing together some sort of flexible work arrangement. The good news is that employers are increasingly open to this. But consider the fine print: What sounds good or looks appealing on paper can have trade-offs that nobody is likely to tell you about.
The nitty gritty: Watch out for larger-than-expected workloads, "flimsy" boundaries, latent disapproval, missed opportunies and, of course, guilt. Plenty of guilt.
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, and tell us in the comments: What pitfalls did you notice when you went back to work?