Flowers are nice. Finally organizing the basement is nicer.
HINT: It starts with a shift in our attitudes about kids and housework.
You might be surprised to learn that you don't just need to go to the gym or bundle up for a power walk to stay fit. Your daily chores can help burn calories and can add up to a personal fitness routine as well. There is a reason they call it housework. You can burn some serious calories during a marathon cleaning session.
There is so much hype about the holidays. Unfortunately, our romantic notions are too often dashed and replaced with resentment, exhaustion and financial stress. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a bit of compromise, perspective and goodwill, you can survive and even thrive as a dynamic duo.
But cutting the grass once a week doesn't cut it.
Out of the blue, my daughter said: "Daddy, when I get up in the morning, you are always there. When I am hungry, it's you who puts food on the table. When I need someone to play with, you always play with me. Thank you, Daddy." This story should have made me feel utterly happy, but instead I felt like I was simultaneously kicked in the stomach and stabbed in the heart.
We might be one of the top 20 countries in the world for mothers, and even one of the best countries in the world to be a
My husband buys an average of nine magazines per month, subscribes to three daily newspapers, and owns about five million
I was nattering on about the inequalities of housework to my lesbian friend Marsha. Most hetero couples experience conflict about who does what around the house, and how much of it. But Marsha had some wise advice for us heteros on how to avoid chore wars. Don't categorize jobs as "pink" or "blue."
"Men with sisters appear to do less housework, even in middle age." According to a paper published in the Journal of Politics, decades of data have led to this conclusion. Does your daughter mow the lawn? Does your son set the table? Do you have "boy jobs" and "girl jobs" in your house?