The Mental Load of Motherhood

health Jul 10, 2019

"The one who plans, who notices, who anticipates, who researches, who worries. This is often referred to as “the mental load.” “The mental load” is not just one job though: it is pervasive. It applies to nearly all aspects of raising kids and managing a household."

It turned up. again.

I can't believe how much of the daily grind falls onto us.

Remembering doctor’s appointments.
Tossing out old toys.
Buying (finds on the side of the street) new toys.
Picking up the next size of clothing.
Preparing kid’s food.
Paying tuition.
Paying taxes.
Organizing date nights.
Folding laundry.
Filling gas.
Brushing their teeth.
Marie Kondo-ing the house.
Buying wipes.
Booking birthday parties.
Registering for aftercare.
Registering for anything!

When was the last time we had sex? “Hey Google, schedule sex!”

Call the babysitter.
Make a reservation.
Put on the "good" bra.

Sweeps the floor for the millionth time today.
Clears the sink... Again.

Wipes snotty...

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