I am a non-traditional student (35yrs old). I have a daughter and a wife, and before I finish my degree (only on 2nd year), I will probably have another child as well. As such, the though of traveling around a lot for post-doctorate work is a bit unnerving. So, I was hoping that some of you familiar with the typical post-doctorate process could help answer some questions for me. - Can you typically continue on with your post-doctorate at your university, or do you usually have to travel somewhere else for it? - I have seen the duration of post-doctorates lasting 2-4 years. Is this about right? I am just wary because I know we won't be able to depend purely on pay from my post-doctorate, and since my wife is a teacher, relocating won't be easy. This isn't even considering that I don't want to have to put the children through changing schools time and time again. I'm trying to be as prepared as possible for this down the road and appreciate any information anyone can give me regarding what to expect.