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What you do for work life balance especially to those who are married with kids, and travel a lot?

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Wife works full time. She works from home two days a week but we have really good child care and my oldest is starting 1st grade. Everyone is shocked when we talk to them about our life but we figure it out. If you marry the right person and our honest with one another, it's not as hard as you think.

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I saw the kids less in industry. I was leaving before they woke up and coming home after they were in bed Mon-Fri. At least I see them on Friday most weeks now.

Is your spouse ok with your travel and handling kids on her own or you have help at home?

My wife has been able to manage our two daughters on her own but she is pregnant with our third and I'm afraid that is too much. She's incredible but I think this may be asking too much.

Dude you guys love having kids. Three? Wow. How do you manage? Is your SO stay hime mom?

But child care is expensive. are you telling me you pay $3k every month for child care.

First grade is free; its public school. My second is 1200/month. When the next is born I'll have two in daycare for 2 years until lottery funded pre-k kicks in.

So you have kids with a good gap which is smart. $1200 is cheap. Where you are based? I pay $2000 for one.

Atlanta. I couldn't do this in NYC, San Fran or cities like that. It's just too expensive. I'm also adding a second story to our home to bring total square footage to 3400.

We have 3 under 5 (I'm the mom and travel every week). We have a part time nanny and au pair to cover the time. It's rough. Free time is spent doing anything I can with the kids - we've literally outsourced everything but cooking.

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