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Household Labor & motherhood

Below are the best resources we could find on Household Labor and motherhood.

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All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership

In an era of seemingly unprecedented feminist activism, enlightenment, and change, data shows that one area of gender inequality stubbornly persists: the disproportionate amount of parental work that falls to women, no matter their background, class, or professional status.

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Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have too Much to Do (and More Life to Live)

Tired, stressed, and in need of more help from your partner? Imagine running your household (and life!) in a new way. It started with the Sh*t I Do List.

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An Unequal Division of Labor

Most working mothers return home to a second shift of unpaid housework and caregiving after their official workday ends. When paid work, household labor, and child care are combined, working mothers spend more time working than fathers.

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Moms Are Burned-out: What Can We Do to Ease the Burden?

The household tasks taken over by most moms—including the often invisible emotional work—have increased exponentially.

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Women’s Household Labor is Essential. Why Isn’t It Valued?

COVID-19 has exposed enduring inequality in domestic divisions of labor.

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The Hidden Load: How ‘Thinking of Everything’ Holds Mums Back

When it comes to household responsibilities, women perform far more cognitive and emotional labour than men. Why is this, and is there anything we can do about it?

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The Second Shift: Arlie Hochschild

Professor Arlie Hochschild examined what really happens in dual-career households.

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The Mother of All Jobs: How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)

It’s time for a different conversation about working and parenting. As our working days get ever longer and our phones keep so many of us glued to work, the needs of our children and the world of school and childcare has not changed at all.

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How to Divide Chores Among Your Kids

Dividing chores among your kids in an organized and effective fashion is important for their development and important for your sanity as a parent.

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Even Breadwinning Wives Don’t Get Equality at Home

When Americans think about fixing gender equality, they tend to focus on the workplace. But gender equality for women still lags in another realm: their own houses.

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