A recent piece in USA Today notes, More parents share the workload when mom learns to let go. That's very...
A recent piece in USA Today notes, More parents share the workload when mom learns to let go. That's very true I think. We've discussed this here before actually, because a lot of times I see mamas doing WAY more than their fair share on the home front. Baby care, shopping, cleaning, and more; the bulk of it often falls to female partners vs. male. Now that said, it's not always the dad's fault. In plenty of families mamas tend to simply take over the bulk of running a family on purpose. I'm guessing it may be because many of us mamas tend to think, "We can do it better, why not just do it." USA Today says, women are "Ready to share the workload with their partners, but to do that, they'll also have to come to terms with the loss of hierarchy at home." True... The piece also notes that experts say, "The idea that Mother Knows Best for all things home and family is deeply ingrained and complicated by gender roles, socialization and culture. And now new research is beginning to help make sense of that maternal angst." Read more about this research in the USA Today piece. You can also get some tips here regarding letting go, and allowing your partner to take over his share of the work. See below for help:

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