As we've just come THROUGH IT with the holidays and are looking towards making changes in 2024, Good Housekeeping is taking a deep look into how families share household duties. As Equal Partners author Kate Mangino says in our opening essay, one of the most common household dynamics is one where both partners work, but one does 2/3 of the housework. Are we making any progress? Read for how the pandemic changed things, whose changes stuck (and why), and where we go from here, with an eye towards dividing financial, childcare and household work. Check it out,
I also have to share my own contribution to the Good Housekeeping "Sharing the Load" package, inspired by my biggest parenting pet peeve — the sign-up sheet with room for only ONE parent contact. My husband and I try to be equal caregivers. Why do we keep being pushed to name a default?
But there's so much more in there, from chore-splitting secrets from families with 5+ kids to different ways to approach family finances. (Plus, I love the board-game motif that art came up with!)