It's not a secret that all moms work very hard. Working moms and stay-at-home moms alike are still seen as the primary housekeepers and organizers in their homes despite it being 2019. It can cause a lot of pressure and anxiety to be responsible for absolutely everything when it comes to cleaning, organizing, and kids.
Dads, boyfriends, and partners all need to pitch in a bit more at home to help moms with the emotional burden of running a home. Popular Canadian mom blogger, Susie Erjavec Parker, who manages a blog directed towards the modern parent covering every topic imaginable for all age groups, brought attention to the fact that women and men still aren't equal when it comes to housework.
The good news is that we've come a long way. In the last decade, more dads have taken on a more hands-on role with household chores and the child rearing but they aren't taking on the emotional side of parenting.
She says, "Things like the unpaid work of parenthood, (which) has generally fallen in the motherhood category." Past studies have even indicated husbands make seven extra hours of housework a week for their wives.
Global News shared Susie's bold theory because this is a global occurrence. Moms run the show in most families and, as they say, with great power comes great responsibility.
As family ringleader, home organization extraordinaire, we need to let dads in. We need men who want to help and allow them to do so. We all know men are more than capable of taking care of a home and the kids, so why the gap?
Dads have taken a larger part of the physical aspects of raising kids, but mentally moms need more support. Parker thinks that partners need to play a more equal role to all of the emotional needs of the kids. An example of this is knowing the kids' favorite snack, keeping up on their activity schedules, and being able to settle them down for bedtime and ask about their days.
What do you think of this? Do you feel like this is true? Do you have more household responsibilities than your husband or partner? Let us know in the comments!