Ihoplover 61 Posts Aug 10, 2009 Well all working moms have this challenge and many of us are dealing with it the same way - rotating child care, errand running, bill paying and household duties with our spouses AND I'm fortunate enough to have a very responsible and trustworthy older daughter - 17 going on 18 that cared for my younger children this summer as well. This was her part time job and I paid her well and this enabled her not to have to work outside the home.My suggestion for anyone not as blessed as I or others doing the same above is to hook up with either another single parent at work and rotate child care and hours - if you're lucky enough to find a competent and willing person OR find a TRUSTWORTHY person from a local church to be hired to come in your home and care for your children and misc duties. It's just too hard to cart your children to daycare back and forth at all hours etc. There are so so many people out of work that if you can find a younger mom who wants to bring her WELL BEHAVED child to your home and then care for yours also it's a win win for her and you - these are HARD decisions.Final suggestion - perhaps the toughest of all - peace of mind re: your children is NUMBER ONE so if you can find another job that works better for your situation with your children then JUMP ON IT! even if the pay is a bit less (then you're not paying child care). Good luck to you!!!!!!!!!!!!