When I was in grad school, I had friends with small children. It seemed like organization was the key to success, as well as childcare with flexible hours or a spouse willing to do more at night so they could study/get projects done late at night. I’m not sure how possible this is, and it’s going to sound a sexist, but most of my female friends in grad school with small children had a mom/mil/cousin/etc living with them to help out at night because husbands are great and all, but most are not awesome at holding down their jobs and rearing the kids at night as well. Good luck, it’s best to get school out of the way now...it doesn’t get easier as they age, regardless of whatever advice you may be getting.
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