Business trips when you have a toddler at home
January 18, 2012 8:05 AM Subscribe
How do you make business travel as painless as possible when you have a toddler at home?
posted by agent99 to work & money (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am the mother of a 2-year-old, and I have to do a fair amount of business travel in the coming months. I will be gone anywhere from 3 to 10 days at a time, roughly every six weeks or so. What kinds of things have you done / avoided doing to make this as painless as possible? Or, if you had a parent who was away on business, what kinds of things do you remember that made the pain of separation better?
Details: He is in full-time daycare, so his daily routine will not change drastically when I'm away. My husband routinely does (at least!) half the childcare. He is not a particularly anxious child, BUT lately he tends to cry that he wants his mommy if he's tired/hungry/sick/cranky. He often cries for me at night, and I often sleep with him part of the night.