I am an OB/GYN in East Texas and mother of 2 boys 9y/o and 3months. I recently discovered your blog and am delighted to find a place where real women are having real discussions about the challenges of this balancing act.
My question is have other MiM taken a break while their children where small 2-3 years and then jumped back in? What challenges did they face? Any regrets? In my specialty I fear the "re-entry" - being given a chance by employer and gaining patient trust. I have worked hard to be where I am and love what I do but given an option to stay home with my children for a few years and I find my heart screaming yes. Am I over thinking this?