Friday, October 11, 2013

What's the division of labor in your household?

There is a new study by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics showing that moms do more child care work than dads do. Evidently, mothers spend more hours per week than their husbands on a combination of responsibilities at home, with children, and in the work place. I am sure that no one is surprised by this (although it is nice to have confirmation, sometimes.)

What is surprising is that mothers are finding more meaning in the work they do - whether it is child care, home care or work - than fathers do. So, basically, we moms do more work, but we feel more complete as people and a greater sense of accomplishment.

So, I am now curious - how do the study's findings compare to your household? What is the ratio of child care between you and your spouse and who do you believe enjoys the work more?


  1. Yeah, it's amazing how much more women can do than men. My husband's a way better cook than I am, so rightfully so, he does most of the cooking. Outside of that...he takes care of the yard. All other duties are mine. Which, I guess, is fine cause with my type A personality, I like things done when I say and done right. Nice blog, found you on the Mom Bloggers Club.

  2. Thanks, Tiffany! It sounds like you have found the balance that works for your household. I think it is so important for children to do household chores when they are old enough to help out, but I also believe they need to see both parents pitching in to the household workload.