You will need a 24/7 hour nanny, housesitter/keeper. It will cost a bundle so make sure you work it into the overall financial picture. Also, count the cost of unpacking and packing and still being able to care for and have quality time with your children. You will be virtually unavailable emotionally if you are exhausted from travel and heading off again. That being said,
I advise you not to take that type of job while your children are young. If you must, do it with the intention of quiting as soon as something comes up and keep looking. You will be missing your child's life and handing their upbringing over to someone else. They will not know you very well except as a weekend mommy. It's hard to pass up career opportunities but it can be done and the experience of the mommy track is priceless!
at 8:11 PM on Oct. 29, 2008