Hi everyone! I have not been to the site in quite some time. I wanted to update some of you who gave me some great advice and support a few months ago. I had posted a note asking for advice about taking a few years off from practicing to be home with my two young children. Several of you reassured me that this would not be the end of my career. I approached my employer about working one day a week, expecting them to say no. I made it clear that I had made my decision and was going to quit if they required me to return to my previous .8 position. Initially they said it was against company policy to work less than .8 (our clinic is part of an HMO). Then, about two weeks later, they said I could return one day a week on a trial basis. I was very pleasantly surprized! I guess it goes to show that there is no harm in asking for what you want. Thanks again!