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Last Post 10/17/2011 10:07 AM by  Dawn Myers
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10/17/2011 8:49 AM

    Becca H

    Do any of you have young children, and if so, how do you cope with both family and working schedules? thanks

    Tags: career, family, children

    KD Leka

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    10/17/2011 9:32 AM

    Hi - I have two children, slightly older now (9 and 11), but with their homework and schedules, it still takes a lot of time. I am lucky to work in a place with a very flexible schedule, so I often am at the office only between 9am and 3pm, but then do additional work at home, either at night, or while the kids are doing homework, etc. I will often work weekends. Luckily I like what I do, so working on the weekends can be pleasurable. When the childen were younger, I sometimes did not work full-time. Many other scientists have children; being able to build flexibility into work schedules is very important.

    Dawn Myers

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    10/17/2011 10:07 AM
    Hello Becca I have a 3year old and as Leka mentioned I am blessed to have a flexible work environment. I tend to put in a bunch of hours over the weekends and when my daughter is asleep. It is certainly difficult to juggle at times, but well worth it:> Dawn
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