Hockey mom - remember life is always a choice.
I think that as you go back to work, you need to have a good open talk with your partner - not so much to tell him what you expect from him - but more to share your hopes and dreams. It's a big transition for both of you - you want to be partners in it.
FYI, for who does the cooking, so far, it's vastly the working mom... Keep those votes coming!
I want to underscore what Kailey's Mom just said. Let husbands have an equal say in how things are done around the house if you want them to help.
For me, being a MOMPRENEUR has made all the difference in the juggle. It's not for everyone, but it is a viable option. Working from home definitely has it's drawbacks, but the pluses for me, far outweighted the drawbacks.
Women often want to control how things are done and get frustrated if men do things differently.
Vikki, is that the source of many problems for some couples?
Good point Mary. Single moms have no one else to help them (at least, not like married/common law moms)
Anne, it's about relinquishing control. No one will die if our kids go to school mismatched. ;)
Single mom's sometimes have an easier time because you can be 100% in charge at home and don't need to negotiate things.
Right on Penny! Good for realizing this.
Jamie, TGIF for you tomorrow. Yay you made it through week one! K
eep up the great work, mama!
Haha, Mary, that must be a whole other ballgame
Susan, I wish we shared the cooking. ;)
Yes, Mary. I know. Dating when you're a mom is not the easiest - but that's a whole 'nother blog!
Just wanted to mention that I'm running a parenting workshop June 2nd, if anyone is interested! It's based on the book "How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk". At the Sedona Centre on Monkland.
Yes, I write a blog for Psychology Today magazine. It's called "Schlepping Through Heartbreak"!
Hmm...how to talk so kids will listen, and listen so kids will talk -- very interesting. Many parents say when they ask their kids, "How was school today?" the answer is a silent shrug.