|A girl needs her gadgets|
Lots of Mums find the solution for paid work, when you have young kids, is to find a job that allows you to work from home.
It can be perfect, no creche fees for a start means you really do earn some money to help with the bills. You don't need to get dressed for work, you are still the main caregiver for your children, never having to call in when winter ear infection season arrives and you're getting frequent flyer points at the local doctor.
Working from home allows you to work, look after the kids, organise tea, clean the house, get to swimming lessons and clean the car all in the same day.
Working from home for a few hours, you can find yourself working all hours of the night to catch up.
Do I have the answer? Kind of.
What else helps?
A workplace that understands that you may not be around during the same hours they are. My two hours might really be a few sessions of 15 -20 minutes.
Finding a routine that means you are totally with your children and away from those gadgets when you're not working. Exhausting the girls until lunch time means that they have a good rest time for an hour after lunch.