Just read an interesting post on fellow colleague Alexandra Levit’s blog.  She discusses that getting up the corporate ladder may not be as appealing as it used to be.  While I agree that once you’ve had a child your priorities shift, I do not think that you shelve your potential upward mobility all together. Yes, what is important to me now is flexibility with my schedule, ensuring I get home from work in time to put my son to bed, etc.  But I’m also interested in the next step that I want to achieve at work. I’m not just coming to work to spin my wheels and keep busy. I want to continue to learn, have new experiences, and hopefully, one day, be promoted.
It’s just that finding the balance and an employer that can help you do this that is the toughest part.