The holidays can be a mix of everything - deep gratitude, devastating grief, overwhelming joy, immense frustration, and so much more.
There are multiple layers in the national tradition of Thanksgiving - is it about gratitude? Or mourning? And on the individual level of our families there can be so many different dynamics as well.
I have found a few wonderful posts on instagram recently that I wanted to share with you as we enter into the holiday season - because they all say it better than I do :)
The topic of the mental load comes up in every single circle and most conversations I have with parents of young children. If you are new to the idea of the mental load this cartoon is a great place to start:
Here are a couple of articles with suggestions on how to discuss or redistribute the mental load:
There has been less research on same-sex couples but here are a few perspectives:
Do you relate to any of these articles? Or have other advice to offer on the mental load?
Thoughts on pregnancy, birth and motherhood.