I have two darlin/rotten kids 6 and 5. I've worked full time rotating 12's since they were tiny.
When I first went back to work after the eldest was born, Mom took care of her (thank God for Grandmas).
After my son was born we tried a variety of daycare options until we found one that we really liked.
Now that they are both in school, it is easier. Hubby can flex to pick them up after school when I'm working days, and when I'm working nights, I've just about (
) had enough slepp to pick them up. (i'm sure the school thinks that I drink, the way I look when I pick them up
The nice thing about shift work and weeknd work is that daycare options are pretty flexible. My kids were only ever in daycare about ten times per month with me working full time.
Lots of places now have a weekend worker type of schedule that offers full time pay if you work every weekend.