There are two main reasons we struggle with “work-life balance:”
1) We are balancing the wrong two things, and
#2) we are attempting to balance them around the wrong point—we have the wrong thing at the center.
Here’s a drawing to help:
Keep your family always at the center with you. Remember your work, play, life, everything else is in service to them and your home (not the other way around). Then, instead, worry about your work-play balance, as they revolve entirely around your family (the point) at the center.