I work full-time and plan to take the typical US 12-week maternity leave after the baby is born (half paid, half unpaid). However, I've been unsure for a while now whether I want to go back full-time, part-time, or at all after that (hoping I can work out some sort of part-time from home arrangement like a coworker did). I've been told not to let anyone at work know I am considering anything other than coming back full-time (since I don't know for sure). However, earlier this week, I was offered a promotion (nothing too major--title and pay bump, with some extra duties). Instead of being happy/excited, I was like "Oh, no." I'm concerned that if I accept the promotion, I won't have the same potential options (like work at home or part-time) that I might have in my current position. Also, I don't know if it would be sort of bad faith/deceptive to accept a promotion, then not come back full-time. I'm meeting with my boss tomorrow (we work in different locations) to discuss the new position. I'm debating whether to mention to her that I'm not sure about taking the promotion because I can't say with 100% certainty whether I'll come back full-time after mat leave. I would tell her that my current plan is to come back full-time, but friends have told me that I might feel differently after having the baby, so I just wanted to see what my options were. Is this a horrible idea? I worry that if I don't say anything and just take the promotion, it will eat at me during the maternity leave, and I think I'll have enough things to worry about then! I'm also a terrible liar, so she might see right through me anyway! My boss and I have a good relationship and have talked quite a bit about the pregnancy (she has two young kids), if that makes any difference. Opinions? Has anyone else been open with their boss about plans post-baby? Thanks for listening!