Well, I keep forgetting to reblog things on Fridays, too. Obviously I’m not back to making full blog posts yet, though my tumblr is still running, mostly on queued items — I have a dissertation due in a couple weeks and that’s taking up most of my time. But here’s a post I liked about thoughts on the effort in parenting.
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Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about motherhood, dadhood, co-parenting, and the work/home/family ratio that we all struggle with. (And why is “motherhood” a word, but “dadhood” isn’t? Seriously?) I just changed positions here at work, and in my new slot I have to go into the office, well, pretty much all the time. Now, in this regard I’m no different from the huge majority of the rest of the planet, but I had been blessed over the last 13-14 years or so to be able to spend a lot of my work time in my home office, so this is a huge change for me and my family. So I’ve been thinking about it.
Then at the urging of Rebecca Traister after I sent her a few thoughts on her column in the New Republic on this very topic, I thought I might share…
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