Getty ImagesMy husband and I both work for the same company. We spent years working opposite shifts, one of us at night and the other during the day, and trading off with the kids in the middle. About a year and a half ago, he got an offer he couldn't resist, for a great multimedia job with daytime hours, and for the first time ever we had to deal with childcare.
We found a preschool and a daycare that the little kids love. I got over the working-mom guilt. (Well, sort of. Most days.) My husband and I agreed that I'd take the kids to care in the mornings and then head to work, trying to be home, if not in time for dinner, then definitely by bedtime. He would get up insanely early in the morning and work until 3, leaving him plenty of time to beat traffic and pick the kids up by 4:30. At least, that was the plan.
Guess what happens in real life?
In real life, I get the kids up and dressed and fed and packed and to school and daycare, then head on over to the office, usually making itRead More »from What price do women pay for flexibility at work?