One wise mom and old co-worker gave me the following advice, and I loved it so much.. I just had to share it.
"As far as being a new mom/working mom/stay-at-home mom, it's all pretty challenging, right? Everyday I'm amazed I made it through, and my children seem to be doing all right. Maybe I have substandard expectations :-) My best advice is to stay confident in your choices, whatever they are. Even if you make a mistake, at least you know you've tried it and you had the best of intentions. I know we can be a bowl full of self-doubt and it sometimes doesn't do us any good! People who have worked at [the Firm] are generally passionate, all or nothing die hards. So it's hard to live a life where you have to start compromising your expectations, time, output, etc. But that's what parenting is about - it mellows you out! Or wears you down...whatever."
I love the part about being a bowl of self-doubt, glad I'm not alone. And yes, I'm definitely more mellow now than I was a year ago. I'm confident it has indeed wore me down a bit, and I'm only at one.