This is a huge issue and I can't give it the time it deserves but I can give a quick picture of our life tht might help.
My husband and boys go to a Catholic church while I am a progressive, feminist agnostic. I am not a…"
"My boys definitely had growth spurt related sleeping issues - even my 12 year old started wandering down stairs at 11 complaining of trouble sleeping a couple of months ago! An extra snack/feeding before bed was really helpful (for the record #2 son…"
"I need work where I feel respected for contributing - it is ridiculous how happy I feel if someone says thanks for explaining something when I'm subbing. Poor PF ends up listening to me babble on because I was able to do more than just babysit…"
"I think the best advice is always to trust your gut until you get more information. You know your kid better than anyone. You might be noticing a change in his behavior that would be hard to define or quantify but still feels "off". I…"
"FF - I'm so sorry to hear this.
Do you have a relationship with Mom? I'm certainly no expert, but I suspect that the more you can show the kids that you are all working together to make her experience as positive as possible the easier it…"
"Just a couple of thoughts...
Try to remind yourself that you and E's teacher are a team. S/he is sharing information so that home and school can work from the same page. I've seen lots of situations where parents feel guilty and…"
"Emily Post would say that a man should walk on the traffic side of the sidewalk...I expect to stop mud rather than to stop a car, but I'm not sure.
I'm a fan of please and thank you, but I'm a stickler for table manners -…"
"I've done the range from SAHM to full-time outside of the house work and they all have their up and down sides. I have been lucky to have jobs that I love but I definitely need flexibility. PF has a lot of work traveling and life works better…"
"Clearly brilliant! I'll hit the liquor store on Friday morning and tell Michael he has Taekwondo duty Friday night...what are the rules about folding laundry and vacuuming and cleaning a bathroom and sorting out the kids'…"
"I agree completely about the crockpot and multiple meal/freezer plan! A chicken and a jar of salsa works magic in 8 hours and can be ready to serve with a loaf of bread pulled out of the freezer in the morning in the same amount of time as a bowl of…"
"While I absolutely agree that it is not your job to be a mother to your husband, some of what you are saying here is not really welcoming to someone who is trying to be a more active. If you indicate to him that you consider yourself a successful…"