When my husband and I were dating, I just knew he was going to be a good dad. At the beginning of our relationship, I saw glimpses of the kind of father he was going to be. We would always talk about having a family and I would joke that he would be the “fun” parent. I pictured him secretly giving our kids a cookie after I said no or being the one the kids ran to when I fussed at them. Somehow, I just knew I would be the strict one and I’d have to keep everyone in line. That’s what moms do anyway right?
What I didn’t realize was that parenting is a group effort. It’s about teamwork. Naturally, as a mom, I felt that when I had an infant I did most of the work. Exclusively breastfeeding my little ones for the first 4 weeks meant I was up the majority of the night. Wait, who am I kidding… I was pretty much up from sundown to sun up most nights. I would get upset that being a mom meant that most of the work fell on me.
But as the kids got older I felt a shift of the parenting responsibilities. Now, CONTINUE READING