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Author: zuzu70 Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 42361  
Subject: Re: How do you (working parents) do it? Date: 1/4/2009 4:02 PM
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I think you might also want to consider that your current situation may be different even than the typical two-working-parent family, due to your heavy workloads.

Will one of you be able to trim your hours (or trim your commute) if you have kids? If not, will you be able to find daycare you are happy enough with to warrant your kids spending the majority of their waking hours there (60+ hours there, versus around 35 at home)?

And will you have enough stamina to do the daily grind at work, then the daily grind at home, then possibly be up in the middle of the night with a baby or sick child...without it affecting your physical or emotional health? I know I couldn't, but that's just me.

It think it's great that you are asking the tough questions now, before kids, and being honest with yourselves.
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