Parents - How do you do it?
So it might be more appropriate to have this in Off Course, but I'm really looking for people who ride competitively in my discipline.
My husband and I are discussing whether and when to have children. We're getting stuck on the logistics of child care. We both work full time as attorneys, and I have a serious horse habit. I have my horses boarded at a larger show barn. None of the people I ride with can serve as role models for doing the kid, job, horse thing. They either don't have kids, did the horse thing after the kids were older, or have one spouse who doesn't work (full time). My husband does not believe that it is possible for both of us to work, me to ride competitively, and us to have children. I sincerely hope he isn't right.
So, I'm coming here for support. I'm looking for people who have babies/toddlers/youngsters, work full time, and still ride and show. Are you out there? If so, please tell me how you do it. What sort of jobs do you and your spouse have? How do you handle child care? Riding (how often)? Showing? What have you had to sacrifice to have kids?