Angry Wives with a Plan
If you recall, Parenting Magazine published a piece in January called Mad at Dad. They did a good job riling up the masses of women who are fed up with their lives in large part because they feel burdened with the roles of primary parent, homemaker, and often co-breadwinner as well. I have to admit that this would get me mad as well. At the time, we blogged about this piece with some suggestions for moms.
Since then, Parenting Magazine has garnered their own advice for moms to get past the anger. We were honored to toss in our opinions and really like the resulting piece released this week. Here are a couple points from some of our favorite mentors:
"First, recognize that equality is an attainable goal," says Francine M. Deutsch.
"You want to feel like you're solving things together instead of having dump-on-Dad time," says Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.
Luckily, we don't sound too shabby either:
"Involve your husband as your partner, not your employee. Ultimately, this is a gift to your children," says Marc Vachon. "Moms and dads are different, but they both need to be equally valued," he says.
"The more you can build the sharing into your schedule, the less it becomes a contentious issue," says Amy Vachon
Hopefully, this will get people focusing on the solutions instead of the problem.