Personally, I could NEVER do it because I need to have a "normal" schedule. My good friend, however, is an RN who works 3 12's on the night shift. And she stays home with the kids on her days off unless she really needs some solid sleep, then her husband will drop them at daycare a day or two a week. But she is able to go back and forth with her schedule and it works great for her. I agree with the other posters, though, who are reminding you not to forget that YOU need to sleep during the day, too!
Working the 3rd shift to be a sort-of-SAHM? - Page 2
I'm a single mom, and an RN. I work a mix of days/nights (12 hour shifts) and sometimes I think it would be easier to work Mon-Fri (9-5) or (8-4) because the days when I'm working - I don't see my kids, and my days off feel like they're spent recovering from the flip flopping of shift work. And I absolutely work every other weekend - sometimes more if I have to pick up additional shifts.