What is your preferred method of balancing paid work with housework and child care?

Discussion Post: Second Shift

What is your preferred method of balancing paid work with housework and child care?

That is, how do you envision your future family? Do you want to have a spouse/partner? Do you want to have a child(ren)? Do you want to have a paid job? In whatever situation you hope to be in, how would you like to balance these responsibilities? Do you think your preference is attainable?

That is, do you think you can have what you want? Why or why not? Your Discussion Post should be minimum 300 words.