Do you feel like you and your partner split household 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 household duties?
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?
How do you handle the things that neither you nor your partner want to do? I can see three ways forward, but I’d love to hear your stories…
What have you done to improve your happiness, whether for yourself, your family, your kids or your marriage? (We’re asking the same Q at Corporette today!)
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)?
Have you ever taken a vacation without kids? There’s a huge range here..
How do you deal when you have a different internal clock than your partner or your kids — i.e., when some of you are larks and some of you are owls? What changes have you made personally to accommodate people, such as going to bed earlier or getting up earlier?
How does your partner support your career — and how do you support his or hers? Once you became parents, did either of you feel pushed to step back or opt out in order to better support the family?
Happy Valentine’s Day, ladies! What are you doing to celebrate the day — and in general, what are your best tips for connecting with your partner?
There was a recent NYT article that reported that most mothers feel judged — and that their own families are their toughest critics. We’ve talked about mommy guilt before, but not about this, so let’s discuss: Do YOU feel judged by your family members for your parenting decisions (such as discipline, sleep, and diet) or … Read More about How to Deal When Your Family Makes You Feel Judged
Here’s a fun topic for today: how often do you get date nights with your spouse? Is it a regular event or an “as available” kind of thing? How fancy do you get for your date nights? Do you have any tips for new working moms about date nights? For my $.02: We try to do a … Read More about Date Nights for the Win!