It's that kind of week--mulling over school starting back up (teaching for me, class time for Progeny) must have many of us in the blogosphere thinking about work/life "balance." Scicurious has a post up discussing balance and grad school, while Southern Fried Scientist writes about grad school advice. DrugMonkey also has a collection of posts on the topic from over at the LabSpaces group.
One more comment on this--like Janet, I think juggling is a better description of my life. Any kind of balance is too easily tipped by the next upcoming lecture I need to write, or grant application due, or kid's soccer practice that needs to be run.