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All-My wife has been promoted and that requires some travel each month. That makes it two of us traveling 1-2 weeks a month. Kids are 5 and 10. Anybody in similar situation. Any creative idea??

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Neither of us wants to leave their jobs. Suggest things that have worked for you. Thank you.

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You need Mrs. Doubtfire

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Another option is the hard discussion and decision about priorities and possibly one of you not traveling to be home with the kids.

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I travel most weeks and my wife generally has 2-3 trips to Europe/year for her job. Those weeks are non negotiable that I am working from home and taking care of the kids.

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Not worth it. One of you should switch jobs. Unless one of you is a multimillion dollar ceo in which case the other one should stay home and sleep with the nanny

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Only thing that’s help us is parents filling in those nights. Thankful they are retired and still able to help

Grandparents, aunts/uncles, god parents even? Definitely a tough scenario if there isn’t some kind of support system available!

SC1 and D1 - Thanks. My or her parents do not live in the US. We are considering an in home nanny. Pros and Cons. Other creative options?

You can get an opare my sister did but I believe there are hours restrictions so you may want to look into that if you have space in your Home for an additional person to live

What kind of “creative” answer are you searching for? I see a very simple series of options to choose from. Your kids need a caregiver for multiple days while you/ partner are out of town -> Said caregiver can stay at your place with your kids or your kids can stay at caregivers place (option 1) Said caregiver can be family or someone hired (option 2) So your choices are really who/ where... but the when, why, what, how seem like there isnt much room to pick options...

The advantage you have is your kids are older and more self-sufficient. How are you handling the after school stuff today? Do you have someone that can pick them up and stay? My wife travels as well, she generally has a bit more advance notice but always. In all the time I think we've only had a few days where's it's been a real issue. There have been times where we have passed at the airport or one of us has not gotten home late and the other leaves early the next day. Also think about the stability for your kids. They are resilient but it's something to consider.

My husband I also both travel, but we always split it up in a way that either he or I travel, the other one has to be in town. I worked it out with my company, they understood that one of the parents hs to be in town. He has his own company, so no need to „get approval“. Our child is still younger, only one year old, but we decided that both a flight away is too risky for us. Please also consider emergencies like an accident with the need to go to the hospital, probably a decision whether a surgery should be done - unlikely, but quite a nightmare if both parents are out of town and only a nanny can be there. If you decide you can take the risk I would at least check what power of attorney is required for the nanny, she might need to be able to sign in a hospital or similar.

I am in a similarish situation. We both don’t travel but I always do and my wife works nights. The only solution we can think of is getting a live in nanny and either she helps out for the nights when no one is home or we get another night nanny Tough, but possible, and people do it so you can too

All those of you who are saying switch jobs,, let me start by saying that I and others would not have posted the problem on this forum if we could switch the job. That is the obvious answer. We are looking for solutions that does not require drastic measures such as changing the job. Would appreciate alternate strategies.

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