If your spouse travels occasionally for work (or more frequently) did it impact how many kids you have or want to have? My husband is starting to go on more business trips than in the past, and will be gone a few days every other month or so. I realize some people have spouses who travel much more than that, but even being on my own for those 3-4 days can be tough with two small children. We talk sometimes about having a third, but if my husband continues to travel or starts traveling more, I'm not sure I would want to go for the third. Even when they get older, it would still be difficult, because I would have to juggle all their homework, school events and extracurricular activities on my own.