microTodd writes "I am a long time reader of Slashdot and I greatly respect the thoughts and opinions of much of the readership. But after doing some searches I found an issue that has never really been deeply explored on Slashdot. I currently work as a developer in a demanding position, and I really love what I'm doing and can happily spend many hours a day at my desk coding. However, I'm also married with 2 young children and I have an obligation to spend time with them and be a supportive, loving husband and father. Not surprisingly these two things come into constant conflict with one another. I tried waking up earlier to work but the kids are basically awake and demanding attention early as well. I tried working at night but after being up all day and putting the kids to bed and spending some quality time with my wife its usually really late and I'm pretty exhausted. Not to mention adding in exercise, cooking, chores, etc. So to my Slashdot brethren (because despite jokes about being basement-dwellers I know many of us are married with kids), how do you find this balance in your life? Or do you just accept the fact that you have to give up some aspects and can't be good at it all?"