SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) So for the first two years, my schedule was pretty much under my control and I could function as a "normal" parent -- making breakfast, driving kids to school, making dinner, tucking kids in bed, etc. Now with 3rd year looming I'm starting to get nervous about the hours required and time away from home. Does anybody who has been a parent through 3rd year have any advice about how to balance the new demands? Thanks!!