Monica - posted on 05/07/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am full-time work mother. New mom actually. One of our major issue as a couple is to distribute chores. During pregnancy, I was overtired most of the time. My husband used to work from home, but he felt like he was doing too much. Now, once baby is with us, he still feels like he does too much.
Even though I am full-time, my work is relatively flexible (professor). I think that is one of the issue. I do research and for some people that is not work (because if I'm in front of my computer at home I may be just checking facebook, blogging or emailing).
The other source of issues comes from the difference in salaries. My salary is higher than his. At some point, he mentioned being a stay home dad. But it hasn't really materialized.
Being a non-traditional couple makes it hard to talk about house chores distribution. I have the idea that this would be easier if I were the one staying at home and do all with respect to the house.