This is not an easy task to take as a woman scientist. In my case, we have waited a baby until my wife almost finished the degree.\nWhen she had a real job, it was not getting any easier at all. Fortunately, I could babysit for a year or so when she started her career in the real world (I became a post-postdoc babysitter). Now, I am in academia with 9 month contract and I try to spend as much time with my teenager children with guilt feeling of the past.\nNothing is easy, especially with the higher degree. Employers have expectations. For many years, my two children were with babysitters all day. There were many instances that the babysitter could not babysit. Well, we had to make urgent arrangements under pressure.\nMy wife and I were lucky enough that our advisors (through both Ph.D. and postdocs) were so much understanding. Looking back, I really appreciate those mentors and they had great impacts in my wife's and my life.\nI think that it is fairly important to find a lab or employer that give full understanding and respect of your family value.