Re: How do you manage working and parenting?
I feel you. I drop of The Boy in the morning and pick him up in the afternoon, but he doesn't nap well at daycare, so he usually falls asleep on the way home or within an hour of being home, so other than our morning prep and evening snuggles (we cosleep), I don't get to see him. It sucks, but at the same time, I can't shorten my hours or drop him off earlier/pick him up earlier either due to daycare limitations.
I do have a cleaning lady that comes twice a month and picks up and cleans for me, which helps a lot, especially while my husband is out of the country. I also have a yard boy who mows/does the leaves/etc.
Good luck and BIG HUGS. I feel your pain!
Hot momma to The Boy born 19 December 2006.
Nursing The Boy for 1 year...and still going strong! I kicked the pump out the door though!
Oh, and I'm a cloth convert. Late in life. But only at home. Daycare isn't having it.