Why is it always the moms??? It drives me nuts that I'm always the one listed in the birthday invitations and having to deal with kid-related commitments. I used to think it was pretty benign but slowly I've started to get annoyed and think this is one of the root problems that causes women to burn out -- there are too many default assumptions made about what roles we play at home and every. single. email is a time suck of some kind. What triggered this is my logging on to a class cocktail potluck and seeing that every person's name next to a food item was a woman. Maybe none of them work but I do and I wish my husband got those emails!