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    2 kids - work 4 days (3 in the office)
    Travel is usually an hour door to door.
    My DH is brilliant and works his hours around pick up drop off for long day care. DD starts school next year so I'll prob work 7-3 in the city. DH will drop off both kids and work 10-6pm in city I'll do pickup whilst she is in after school care.

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    Drop off daycare at 7.30ish, pick up at 4.30ish and home by 5.15ish. Sometimes longer. Commute on the at home is at least double than the way in! That's driving - going to trial the train.

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    I work 3 days a week, 8-3. It takes me about 20-30 minutes to get to work. DP does the drop off in the morning just before 9 and then continues on to work which is a short 5 minute bike ride. I pick the kids up between 3.30-4.30, as I sometimes stop off and do some grocery shopping (or have a lovely solo coffee!) before picking them up. It's about a 5-10 minute walk home. We chose to live where we do because it's so close to work- we have a small place but the pay off of a very short commute makes it completely worth it. I used to have less than a 10 minute walk to work which was incredible.

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    I leave the house at 7, drive 4 mins to daycare, drop off DS, drive 5-10 mins to train station. 25 minute train ride, 10 minute bus ride to work. 5 days a week. If I drive to work it can be anywhere from 25 minutes to an hour and a half depending on traffic. I prefer to arrive less stressed so don't even bother driving. DH finishes an hour earlier than me so he trains to the station, picks up the car with the spare key and picks DS up from daycare. Back to PT next week, can't wait!!

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    Five minute drive...I refuse to travel any further. I hate driving, I hate traffic and I hate public transport

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    I'm very lucky, office is 8 minutes away, pre school is around the corner from my house as is my mum who also looks after DS , I do 3 days a week approx 9.30-5 but do have some clients to see at night , on average one night a week , sometimes 2 if we are really busy and that's usually from 6-8pm so I try tag team with DH!

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    Work-daycare: 2 mins
    Daycare-work: 20 minutes one way clear run if I leave early enough. 40 minutes leak hour.

    Hubby and I only have one car and take turns doing drop off and pick up. The day we don't do drop off pick up we catch the bus (50-60 mins). It's a longer ride but we can usually start earlier..

    I'm on mat leave now though.

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    I work full time. It's a 400m drive to daycare (& DS's school is opposite daycare). From daycare/school it's a 15 minute drive to work. DS goes to before & after school care.

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    I work full time, DD is at school and I drop her at before care every day, I pick her up from after care two days and her dad picks her up the other days.

    It's 50-80 minutes to school depending on traffic and then 30 minutes to work. Home is usually a bit better - 30 minutes to school and then 30-40 minutes home. We aren't coping with the commute and we are going to have to move closer to school/work soon, even though I can't really afford it.

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    Thanks everyone Ive just been trying to figure out what's doable. Good to get an insight into what others do and what's manageable.


 

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