Smarter people than I have written about work-life balance and how to achieve it, particularly for parents. I’ve read some of what’s out there, and while there are some good tips, I don’t think what’s written is entirely realistic.
In order to do a good job as either an employee or as a parent, you’ve got to focus on the task at hand. Achieving balance somehow sounds as though everything is even. In reality, I think success looks more like a seesaw.