Yesterday was Equal Pay Day. I remember the good old days when my husband and I were making close to the same salary. Then came two maternity leaves and a nanny who decided it was a good idea to leave my baby home alone. She had an excuse…. he was sleeping and she didn’t want to wake him. What the F%%^K?
Sound the alarm – Mama’s taking a leave of absence.
Eight years later and I still have a supportive husband. We need be to there for each other or the world will chew us up and spit us out. There is dancing, clarifying and confirming who is doing what. I won’t lie it can get intense. There is frustration, tears, and anger (mainly mine).
Couple therapy is bliss. Imagine a safe space to unload your “stuff” without the kids hearing? Yes, please.
There are miscommunications, triumphs, and always a bit of drama with serious flair.
I want a new national day – “Equal Duties Day” or “Mutiny on Multitasking Day”…
Here’s the thing – Change is only going to happen if you prioritize and systemize it. Make the rules the boss baby. Tell that kid of yours to make his lunch (his partner will thank you later). Those socks can walk themselves to the laundry. Even better yet, find a coworking space like Shecosytem so you aren’t tempted to do chores while you work.
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