By Julia Quinn-Sczeuil, originally posted on Care.com.

Your child has strep, but you have a huge presentation and your husband has a big meeting. Before you know it, the same old “who stays home argument” crops up again. Working couples juggle so many challenges.

“When you have children, a husband, cats, dogs and work, it gets crazy,” says Krista Smith, a mom from Concord, N.C. “You feel like you could almost write a movie about your life and people still wouldn’t believe it!”

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