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Balancing work and family is tough going

By Barry B. ·
When I started my career long, long ago, our family started at the same time. My wife, with a Master's degree in reading, decided to sell Tupperware, to allow her hours to be more flexible. So I worked days, she worked evenings, and we found babysitters for times we were both away. When I did an evening MBA, I was worried I would lose touch with the kids; that never happened, as I made them the top priority whenever I was home.

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Balancing Act

by rvanduse In reply to Balancing work and family ...

I applaud your dedication to your family. I am currently employed Full-Time, plus attempting to get my degree in computer science by attending classes full-time at night. I often find myself staying up until 2-3 a.m. doing homework, even though I have to get up at 5 a.m. for work. I'm married with 2 kids, and my wife works third shift (when I get home from work & school.) The balancing act between family and a future is nearly killing me. But I have to agree, making your kids the top priority is the only way to go if you want some sanity/stability in your life.

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