Posts Tagged‘wifey’

Should Your Husband Help With Your Kids/Chores?

Obviously, every family is different. I’m certain that each family divides the workload of raising children, running a household, and earning a living differently than their neighbors. I know SO many families who do this effortlessly and without even thinking about it. For example, my parents never even have a conversation about who will do the dishes or water the plants. They both know that my dad has NO intention of washing clothes in the near future and that my mom has NO intention of cleaning the cat’s litter box. They have had approximately zero arguments about this division of duty and will therefore have no use for this handy diagram. This diagram is for those of you who, like me, are surprised that in 2015, after decades of fighting for equal rights, breaking through those glass ceilings, and becoming more educated than our male counterparts, women are still tethered to most of the household and child rearing responsibilities in their family. Something about our genetic makeup tells us that we shouldn’t expect our husbands (primary breadwinners or not) to cook a meal or rock our babies to sleep. The insanity has got to end! Ladies, ask your man to rise to the occasion and you might be surprised at how willingly he will. **for those of you moms who LOVE doing all the domestic tasks without your husband’s help, GREAT! This is not for you. This is for the ladies who blowup my newsfeed with “if I didn’t clean this place no one…

7 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Husband

The last 5 months have been an absolute whirlwind for our family: transitioning into new businesses, moving across the country (and into my parent’s house temporarily), juggling the needs of two little people, building a house, and grooming the perfect Fantasy Football team, it’s been easy lately to let the stress of change and life creep into our marriage. We’re fortunate in that we have spent almost every moment together for the past 4 years: we work together, travel together, play together, we’re always together. But even while spending every waking second together; it’s easy to let the humdrum of every day grind on our relationship. These are my top 7 ways to stay connected to your husband: 1.Have a common interest or hobby you both enjoy As I’ve talked about before, we both love football. We make it a point to watch games together, send each other articles about our teams or Fantasy players, and have fun teasing each other about disappointments or victories shared during the season. Whatever your thing is, just make sure you have one. Spending time together working or parenting isn’t the same as spending time partaking in a common interest. We spend so much time together in high-stress situations that we could easily forget how amazingly fun and entertaining the other is! We are reminded of the fun, lighter version of each other when we get to participate in things that don’t seem like work—unless it’s the week that we are playing each other…