What are your favorite organization tips as the school year gets underway? We’ve shared tips for preserving your kids’ artwork, as well as why I think a family email address is great for all working parents — but today I thought I’d explain an easy trick I’ve figured out for how to use your iPhone to … Read More about How to Use Your iPhone to Store School Paperwork
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!
We often recommend that working moms delegate family tasks to other people (and we’ve talked about it in the context of the “do, delegate, or NOPE” game), so earlier this year I decided to buy 20 hours at TaskBullet (the minimum amount you’re required to buy) to see if it would be possible to delegate family … Read More about I Tried to Use Virtual Assistants to Delegate Family Tasks — Here’s What Happened
What are your best tips for dealing with sleep deprivation as a working mom? Do you nap at work?
Family email addresses: The idea conjures up memories of AOL and the year 1998. But, inspired by a conversation I had with a friend, I recently set up a shared family email address, and it’s been AMAZING — I think every working mom needs one. So let’s talk about WHY every working parent needs a … Read More about Why Working Parents Need a Family Email Address
Are you always the parent who makes sure the kids’ homework is done every night? Schedules/attends/follows up on all the kids’ doctor’s appointments? Referees the sibling rivalries? Buys holiday gifts for teachers? We’ve talked before about being the default parent, sharing parenting duties with your husband, as well as mommying your husband, but we thought we’d have a discussion focused … Read More about How to Share Emotional Labor as Parents (AKA, How to Get Your Partner To Care About the Little Stuff That Keeps You Up At Night)
Here’s what happened the time I tried to ask my husband to be the default parent…
Do you struggle with mommying your husband or partner? Do you fight against it?
Are you an “equal parent” with your partner? What steps did you take to make that happen — and what happened organically?
How do you handle dinners as working parents — and how do share dinner duties with your partner?