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February 20, 2024

December 13, 2023

From the Vault: Carrying the Mental Load: How to Redistribute the Burden and Give Moms More Freedom

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Eve Rodsky
New York Times Bestselling Author

Today we’re reaching back into our vault to revisit one of our most popular episodes!

The mental load of motherhood is a common vicious cycle for families. One parent (often the mom) becomes the default parent. That default parent takes on a disproportionate amount of labor in the home. They find themselves drowning in unpaid and unappreciated labor. The resentment and overwhelming load lead to mom rage, resentment, and even marital problems.

What You'll Learn

  • Why Moms End Up Carrying the Mental Load
  • How the Myth of “Time is Money” Impacts Moms
  • Shifting to an Ownership Mindset as a Mom
  • The Toxic Messages We Tell Ourselves About Time and Labor
  • The Way Intensive Parenting Plays Into the Gender Divide
  • How to Start Shifting to a Fair Play Method

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Carrying the mental load, Mental load, Invisible load of motherhood, Perfectionism in motherhood, Invisible work of moms, Mom rage

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Eve Rodsky
New York Times Bestselling Author

Eve Rodsky is the New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) and its highly anticipated follow-up, Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World (December 28, 2021). A Harvard-trained lawyer and former foundational manager at J.P. Morgan, Rodsky combines her experience in organizational management and family mediation with the science connecting creativity with improved mental and physical health. Her step-by-step approach in Fair Play, which helps partners rebalance their domestic workload, has been recognized by Reese’s Book Club, Good Morning America, Today, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and other outlets. Learn more and purchase the Fair Play card game at fairplaylife.com. Rodsky lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three children.

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Erica is the founder of Momwell, providing educational resources and virtual therapy for moms. She is a mom of three boys and a registered psychotherapist. Erica’s work has been featured in the Toronto Star, Breakfast Television, Scary Mommy, Medium, Pop Sugar, and Romper. how they want it.
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