I have a son thats 4 years old. Also have a new girlfriend which isn’t the son’s mother. So I always have to prioritise my son before gaming. But this is how I manage it,
I work 7-16 mon-fri. I pick son up at work around 17 and g home to make dinner etc. At 19:30 approx its bedtime for my son, so around 20:30 I can log in. Im in a guild that raids 3 days/week 22:00-01:00, Iv’e told them that du to my RL I might only be able to raid 1-2 days/week in worst case scenario. And they accepted that.
When its not raid time I choose to spent time with gf, watching movies etc. A huge plus for me is that she started playing aswell after we meet, so she is in a learning stage which is rly fun. She logs on even when im not playing so it’s not only because of me :P
But no matter how fun raiding is, you always have to prioritise your real life situation and value the important parts of it. Its mainly the late nights that’s killing me slowly :P In bed around 01:30 and up 05:30 isnt that fun when you went over 30 years line ^^