How has taking maternity affected your career?
I'm having a baby early next year and I'm worried about the impact on my career. My boss is young, doesn't have a family. I told him I'm planning to take maternity leave next year and now I'm worried that it will negatively impact my year end review/bonus/refreshers even for this year. I'm also not sure if I should take the full 24 weeks (!) that my company offers, and whether to break it up or take it all in one go.
I'd love to hear more from other new mom and dad's experiences.