- Posted March 11, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Work and family: Making it work
How we make it work
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
I've never done a load of my husband's laundry since I met him. He often does it for our family. He's a more creative cook, but I can turn out a good recipe. He does the bills and I manage the calendar. We're 50-50, 60-40, 40-60 on chores depending on the week.
He's the active one and I'm the pensive one, which gets us to the park and playing puzzles equally. We trade off pick ups at pre-school, meals, baths and everything else in between. And our extended family is of great help along the way.
I'm not sure we define roles. We just get it all done somehow. We fight sometimes, but our goals are aligned in wanting to both work and make it work together.
We work hard and play hard together as a family. We respect our personal and professional goals in life and try hard to communicate our needs. We mess up, but we forgive, shift and move forward.