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Division of Labor

Dear Perfect Mother

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

What if your CAPS LOCK button quits? That would give you a tick and a stutter. And if I were to take away your exclamation point -- how might you unleash your venom?

Splitting Household Chores May Lead To Better, Hotter Sex

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Weddings

Earlier this year, The New York Times published a controversial piece that suggested that when men pitch in with household chores -- as opposed to wom...

What Makes a 'Good Dad' This Father's Day?

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Sari Eckler Cooper

While in the past a good dad was the man who played catch, led Scout trips and brought home the bacon, new generations of fathers are facing more and at times more nuanced expectations when it comes to what their wives and society

The Way Couples Divide Household Chores Can Make Or Break A Marriage

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Weddings

Taking out the trash, washing the dishes, or doing laundry may not seem like make-it-or-break it moments for marriages -- but according to a new study...

So, Who Does What?

Jenni Levy | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Jenni Levy

For now, we are living in a system that assumes women will do the invisible work, and if we want that to change we have to talk about it, and arrange our lives to make it possible.

Who Wants A Housewife?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.13.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

I'll bet you do. That's right: you, over there. The one who just fished a shirt to wear to work out of the pile of dirty clothes on your bedroom floor.

The Surprising Tasks That Can Improve Your Sex Life

Meg Keene | Posted 05.07.2012 | Weddings
Meg Keene

I can hear what you're thinking right now. Really, she's talking about dividing up chores? Yawn. But here is the thing. Household division of labor is one of the problems that causes the most stress in young marriages.

How Much Time Do Women Spend Redoing Their Husbands' Chores?

Posted 03.20.2012 | Weddings

The only thing worse than doing chores is having to do them twice. According to a recent study by UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's, women spend an ...

Do You Need More 'Chore-Play' In Your Marriage?

Monique Honaman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Weddings
Monique Honaman

I realized that she didn't say she needed more "foreplay." What she did say was that she needed more "chore-play." What a concept!

The Social Dimension of the Debt Ceiling Crisis

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

We can live in a society in which there is a social contract and a sense of sacrifice for the common good, or we can live in a society in which radical individualism has replaced the social contract.

There's More To Housework Sharing Than Who's 'Better' At What

Marc And Amy Vachon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc And Amy Vachon

If you look at how couples divvy up the household chores, or the tasks of caring for their children, you'll probably notice a few principles that tend to dictate the result.

Kids on Kitchen Patrol

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Safavi

Boys and men need to do more housework. Despite the sexual revolution, the traditional division of labor-at-home remains firmly entrenched in our society.

Male Conspiracy in the Bedroom

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeannie Ralston

As my friends and I considered the implications of what we had uncovered, paranoia set in. What other areas of life were affected? Men always want to drive," declared a friend.