My husband is completely oblivious to the fact that while
My husband is completely oblivious to the fact that while we both work long days, I tend to be the one staying up to wash bottles and get everything ready for daycare the next day, while he is relaxing on the couch. It's hard enough keeping up with everything, but now I'm getting resentful. How do I make him realize this just isn't right?
I agree with the above. Men and any company director responds well to clear expectations as well as solutions. Try to take the emotion out of it if at all possible. Say something along the lines of “I know you work really hard all day and definitely need some down time when you get home, which you are definitely entitled to, but I’ve been noticing how burnt out I am starting to get after a long day at work then coming home, taking care of the baby, making dinner, cleaning up, and getting ready for the next day. I feel as though if I keep this up I’m not going to be the partner/mother/employee that I want and everyone deserves me to be. Would you be willing to help me with that? Could we alternate evenings getting things ready for the next day or one of us gets the baby fed, bathed, and to bed while the other gets things ready for tomorrow so we can have time together before bed?” Something along those lines. I think if you state your feelings and the solution it could work out nicely. I hope this helps : )
One thing you must realize is he'll never get the message unless you are very clear about your expectations. Your best bet is to sit him down some evening when he is well rested and fed and spell out exactly what you need for him to do. If it's easier, and he's a person who responds well to lists, write everything out for him so there is no confusion. Don’t stew about this silently and above all, do not hint or become passive aggressive. Men need to know exactly what their partners want or they will remain oblivious and clueless.
I think I'm being mommy-tracked at work and it's incredibly frustrating. I'm two months back from maternity leave and putting in the same hours as I used to but I'm getting these subtle signs that I'm not taken as seriously -- ranging from not being asked about wanting to spearhead things to the stink eye when I walk out the door (at the same time I roughly used to leave the office). What should I do?
I'm planning to have a baby and, as an accountant, am accustomed to putting in Saturday hours (we all do during tax season). Once I start a family, though, I'd reeeally rather not work weekends... should I just suck it up and accept it as part of my career choice, or try to have a conversation with my boss? Any tips?
My female boss has three kids and somehow still manages to work crazy hours and she seems to expect the same of me. I'm just back to work after having a baby. Before I had my baby, I worked some of the longest hours of anyone in my department. But now I am running out the door at 5:01 pm every day because I am dying to get home and see my son. I can literally feel my boss glaring at me. Should I just let this continue? or have a direct conversation with her about it?
I was wondering if any of you ladies have any suggestions on work from home jobs? I really would like to not go back to my 9-5 job and be away from my little. I would greatly appreciate the suggestions. I would like to not have to pay to start and don't want to be selling scentsy, etc. TIA!
Post a Question
Thank you. We'll review your post to ensure it meets our content guidelines and post it soon.
Post a Question
Would you like to receive personalized, pregnancy emails directly to your inbox? Sign up now for our free week-by-week emails.
How to Stop Being Indecisive At Work (And In Life)
Indecision has always plagued my life—but in the workplace, indecision can be costly.Read More
This CEO's Secret to Growing Her Company By 300%? Giving Employees Recess
She's truly living the mantra "work hard, play hard" — and it's led her whole team to success.Read More
How One Company Improved Its Female Retention Rate by 25%
This "Maternity Concierge" service is helping female employees transition into motherhood.Read More
Advice, jobs & articles just for you.
Our newsletter is on it's way!
Just a few details, please: