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Byline: Mawi Fojas de Ocampo, Contributor
AS IF PARENTHOOD ISNT challenging enough, these days most parents must weave in study time, quality and play time, PTA time, and doctor and dental checkup within their work schedule.
A growing number of parents must do this balancing act while working nights. A working mom myself, I feel tired, guilty about not being home when my kids come home from school. But at least I get home by dinner.
How do parents who work nights do it? We talked to some who have been there, done thatlived to tell their tale.
What kind of job do you have and why do you need to work at night?
Pauline Fojas (28, mom to 5-year-old Dan Theodore):
I used to work at night because I had three jobs all at the same time. In the morning, I taught preschool. In the afternoon, I give tutorials. And at night, I did home-based call center work until 3 a.m.
Chesca (39, mom to four kids, ages 13, 11, 9 and 6):
I work for a consulting firm where we have clients from other parts of …