Are you a stay-at-home parent or are thinking about becoming one? Here are 4 ugly truths about what can happen if you're a homemaker ... and marriage advice on how to prevent it.
STAY AT HOME MOM
Life coach Beverly Pickard knows a thing or two about mommy guilt. Having once been crippled by self doubt, Pickard now empowers women to make themselves a priority to become better mothers and wives. Read on to learn the 3 secrets to how you can become a super mom, too!
Whether you’re an on-the-go parent or part of a busy marriage, at-home workouts are a fantastic way to stay fit while attending to your hectic schedule. With the right home fitness program, you’ll generate energy and confidence that will fuel your daily life to new levels of productivity and fulfillment.
It's long been said that hiring a person (or people) to cook, clean, nanny/teach a kid to read, pay household bills, shop and have sex would cost a pretty penny. And seemingly, only super villains and Brangelinas have the kind of foresight and cash to hire those several people. However, dear friends, a house spouse (let us not give husbands who work from the home short thrift) does all of these jobs and is NOT on anyone's payroll.
My sister is a stay-at-home mom. Her day starts at 6 a.m., when my nephews get up, and isn't over until the last of the two monkeys heads off to bed around 8 p.m. Every single second of her day is dedicated to my two nephews, ages two and three, and I can say without a single doubt in my mind that my sister is the hardest worker I know.
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According to a study by researchers from Duke and the University of Albany (Catherine Mosher and Sharon Danoff-Burg, respectively) male undergraduates are now more likely to sacrifice career prospects for romance than females. In a survey of 237 undergrads (a small number if you ask us), 51% of the women said they would choose love over work. And 61% of the men said they would do likewise.
Anyone who's heard the term "mommy wars" knows that being a working mom is a recipe for burnout. When you want to stop juggling a career and motherhood, the best solution might be to do a little bit less. Many employers are now accommodating of a job share. The key to job-sharing is coverage and communication at home and the office. Read more to find out how to find the flexibility you need to have it all and say goodbye to the career vs. family conundrum.
Having a child irrevocably alters the balance of a partnership. The responsibility, time commitment and difficulty having baby is tough, no matter how strong your union; romance and sex after kids can be hard to accomplish. Although many couples decide the disruption is worth it, finding a new equilibrium can be challenging. Here, one mother comments on why she won't do it again. In her own words, "admitting that bringing a child into a relationship might ruin said relationship verges on the unpatriotic. Like most of us, I expect romance to survive marriage and committed cohabitation. I’m more dubious that it can survive raising a child."