Do you take meds yourself and have problems remembering if you took them or not? How do you keep track of whether you’ve given meds to a child (especially if another caregiver is involved)?
How to Share Parenting Duties
One of the keys to work-life balance as a working mom is sharing parenting duties with your co-parent(s) successfully. We've talked a LOT about the issue, including laying out the general areas to think about in this post on how to share parenting duties with your spouse. See all of our latest articles below!
Readers, do you feel like you and your partner split PARENTING duties (and the mental load associated with them) evenly? Are you satisfied with how you split them, whether evenly or not? What are your best tips on how to share the mental load with parenting stuff?
When your partner “takes” a task, do they do the entirety of the task themselves — or do you find yourself doing part of the task for them? How do you feel about your partner taking full ownership of a task?
With household/parental tasks, do you ever think, “If I want it done right, I’ll just do it myself”? Welcome to the concept of weaponized incompetence…
If you don’t have outside help like a nanny, au pair, grandparent or babysitter, how are you sharing “work time” with your partner? Any great systems (or rants)?
Do you feel like the bulk of the increased childcare/household tasks are on your shoulders as working moms? Do you worry the coronavirus quarantines will be bad for general equity in sharing parental duties?
I recently saw a meme about how “the hardest part of being an adult is figuring out what to cook for dinner every single night for the rest of your life until you die.” This is so true — so I thought I’d share the system I just implemented…
How do you feel that the parenting roles of moms and dads are viewed differently? How has this come to bear in your own family? Do you ever feel like the bar for “dad of the year” is much lower than it is for “basically good mom”?
These are my top four tips on how to find balance as a working mom — but I’d love to hear yours!
Ladies, let’s talk screen time. What screen time rules work for your family? If your child has several caregivers (e.g., au pair, grandma, and two parents), how do you “share” screen time among the caregivers?
I’ve seen a lot of conversations about this topic — on here, on Corporette, on Facebook, amongst friends, etc. — but I don’t think we’ve ever had an explicit post about working moms and laundry. So, ladies, let’s talk: How does your family do laundry? More accurately, WHO does the laundry in your house? Do … Read More about How Does Your Family Do Laundry?
Here’s a question for you: who does breakfast in your house? You? Your partner? Your caregiver? How much variety do your kids have for breakfast, and — with the huge abundance of high sugar / high calorie breakfasts for kids — how strict are you in what they’re allowed to have? Calories and sugar are … Read More about Breakfast and the Working Mom