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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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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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Why Sharing “Emotional Labor” Is the Best Mother’s Day Gift

Emotional labor is the invisible work in families, disproportionately by moms.

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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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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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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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How to Divide Household Chores Without Hating Your Partner

An uneven balance of household workload between you and a spouse or partner can cause resentment and additional tension. There are some creative ways to divide up those household chores and help create harmony in the home.

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What is Emotional Labor? 7 Steps to Sharing the Burden in Marriage

If the burden of domestic responsibilities falls squarely on your shoulders, get inspired by how this writer learned to stop taking on all the emotional labor in her marriage.

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Moms Do More Invisible Labor, But It’s Possible to Lighten the Load

Step one to evening the emotional load? Talk about how much you’re doing.

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