Sharing family responsibilities, the chores, the childcare, the cooking can be a huge source of contention in the home.
While we don’t claim to be experts, my (kind and willing) husband and I are talking about how our expectations and roles have shifted through the years and how we manage responsibilities in our home.
Sharing family responsibilities: Finding peace and balance at home
Inside this episode you’ll find:
- What both my husband and my expectations were for how responsibilities would be shared in the home
- How our pre-conceived ideas and gender expectations affected our beliefs about how responsibilities should be shared and how we’re changing those expectations with experience.
- The philosophy we use in our home to share roles in a way that both of us feel good about
- The things we do as wives and mothers that turn our spouses off from wanting to help more
- Why gratitude and thankfulness is important (even though the jobs belong to both spouses)
- The mindset that helped me find more peace and acceptance in my cho
sen role as a wife and a mother (that also helped me kick resentment).
Meet my guest (and husband)
There was no one better to talk about sharing family responsibilities with than my husband.
Kyle Spackman is a dentist in beautiful Cache Valley Utah, but he spends more than a little bit of his time thinking about, playing, and talking about board games.
Together, we’ve shared 10 years of marriage, several homes in two states, and 3 children.
You can find more from him on his board game website bitewing games.