- work weekends
- leave my spouse to shoulder
the bruntall of the childcare duties
- subjugate my needs for the needs of The Firm
- wear a suit to work every day (Thank God)
- worry that I will not be allowed to telecommute or to take time off for kid activities for fear of being seen as a slacker
- worry about whether my being the type of involved parent that I am will make me less valuable in the eyes of The Firm
- worry that I will not have a job in eight years because I couldn't "cut it."
It also helps that I had a lunch meeting with a state Supreme Court justice, two Court of Appeals judges, two non-profit Executive Directors, one law firm partner, and one law school professor who all treated me like an equal.