There are sacrifices I have made along the way so that I could be the mom I want to be. I have passed up job opportunities that would allow me higher pay and allow me to use my abilities more because the hours would have meant additional child care and less time with my kids. I have held my tongue in certain situations where BC (before children) I would not have, because I didn't want to jeopardize my position. I ultimately want to support my family, and be a good mom, and sometimes work goals have to come second to that.
I do believe as well that there is definitely still discrimination against moms although no one would admit it, and anyone would have a hard time proving it. As disappointing as all that can be at times, at the end of the day, I know what is most important. I will never regret any missed career opportunity if it means that I was a better mom to my kids.