Okay. So I know that I want to do it. I found a department that would be a good fit in terms of scholarship and available supervisors. I know I can do it. I just don't know if I can do it and still be a reasonably present parent. Can we have a household in which one parent has a full-time (+), pretty consuming job and the other parent has a full-time (+) PhD program, and still have kids that are nurtured and (more than) adequately cared for and about? Can we strike that balance? One minute I'm filled with hope and ethusiasm and I'm sure it's possible. The next minute I'm equally sure it's the nuttiest plan I've ever come up with.
Does someone have a magic 8 ball they could lend me?!