I'm a little late to contribute to Seth Godin's call for National Tell-A-Friend-About-Blogs Week, but I thought I'd post something based on a discussion I had with a friend last week.
The basic problem my friend is having is this (a very common problem): How can one better manage or create a fast-track, dual-career family with kids?
No easy answers here I'm afraid. The problem is exacerbated if either one of the parents wants to stay home with the kids during a good portion of the day.
A neat thing about blogging, however, is that one can take advantage of time-shifting one's day ... blog whenever you want (e.g., when the kids are asleep, after your normal workday, when you can't sleep during the night), and you can get some networking, marketing, and communicating done too. Sure, online networking isn't the same as pressing the flesh during local community events, but it's not always possible for those with families to head out to those 7:00pm drinking fests during the week.
Online networking (e.g., through blogs) has advanced quite a bit. May want to give it a shot. It takes time, but the having the ability to allocate your time more flexibly may be golden. If anything, perhaps there's additional hope for managing our lives better.