loving the site, heard about it on BlogHer (where I've heard about SO MANY cool things)... the post struck me when talking about trying to network for your career... after your children have gone to bed.
mom of one so far... 2nd marriage wanting to have 2nd baby, so I understand dixy's trepidation there. We're planning on buying a house this summer, moving and starting to try next summer... right before baby #1 enters kindergarten...
Good luck to you and to me.
Family is family and once you add someone... that's all that matters.
I'd been working professionally for 3 years when my son was born, and got sick of comments about how my 'vacation' was. Also, the relationship with my ex started going downhill after I returned to work fulltime (no choice on the matter) and housework and cooking started going downhill. I couldn't explain to him that I needed his help, he just didn't get it. UG, in the past now.
Happily married to a fellow engineering geek now. He's in his late 30's, so his biological clock is ticking as bad as mine in my late 20's.
So, we've gotten into a routine and he's wonderful with helping with everything from housework to dressing the little guy. You have to have an involved partner if you're a married working mom, otherwise the stress gets to you.
It's not so bad for me now, I don't think. I manage to grow my expertise, get the 'necessities' done around the house and spend as much time as possible with my son. I do wish I hadn't had to miss so much of his infancy and toddlerhood because I had to work in my office (I asked for two days a week at home, but, my boss said no, because then everyone else would want it as well ~eye roll~ he's also the one who told me the daycare made me pick up my son too often for illness and I should get a nanny. To each their own, but, I've got trust issues, I want checks and balances and multiple sets of eyes on my child.)
Anyway... BABBLING, it was a short night last night, I really should turn in...
Great meeting you guys via this thread and am looking forward to being a part of this community...