Working in IT can be a fun and exciting career, however it can also be an extremely demanding one. When working in IT you have to find a balance between work and family. Without finding that balance you’ll end up with either a very unhappy employer or a very unhappy family.
Myself I am very lucky that my wife works in IT and is very understanding about the occasional long hours. Not everyone is as lucky as I am to have someone at home who works in the field. I can’t give advise on how to find the balance, mostly because it will be different for everyone. I just know that it is very important to find this balance because without it, in time the work will not seam important.