Hana - posted on 03/19/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
Fulltime working parents: how do you coordinate pick-ups/drop-offs at school or at the bus stop and juggle it with your 8-5 jobs? My son will be starting kindergarten in a year and I really want to know what other parents do.
Did you go part-time instead? I would seriously love to do so but as the partner with the stable job (health insurance, etc.) it's not going to be an easy decision. DH has his own start-up company and I feel like a single parent because of his long hours and travel. I know there will be many times when it's just me trying to get DS to school and drop off the baby at day care and the reverse in the afternoon.
I know DH is terrified that without my job we lose our safety net. However, the thought of my son sitting in after-school care while his friends get to go home makes me sad. Perhaps it's not going to be so bad - after all he loves going to his current daycare.
How did you handle it?