Hi Folks, I am a software engineer and the mother of a 15 month old. I always feel guilty that I am not spending quality time with my son. My son is very attached to me and it breaks my heart to see him cry whenever I leave home. I have two very bad habits: 1) At work I do spend considerable time browsing the internet. So as a result my days seem long but less productive. 2) I tend to get up very late in the morning. Any tips on how to achieve work/life balance and improve our productivity. Sometimes I think of quitting my job. But I don't think I will have the patience to spend my whole day with my son. I feel that at least 2-3 hours of play school will do him good. I would prefer a part time job but it seems tough to get a part time job in the software industry. My previous boss did not allow me to work part time and I don't think my current boss would also allow me. Do you think it is worth to take a break for 1-2 years before getting back into the job market. Has anyone of you in the US done that? Ladies please share your thoughts. Thanks, Kavya.