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A practical guide for working parents to divide household responsibilities

Updated: Sep 30

Even when both parents work, the majority of household chores are still completed by women. Here’s how to make home life more equitable.

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Whose job is it to pack the bags for nursery, fill out the forms and attend the 1 year development review, make sure that there are enough age appropriate snacks and nutritious meals in the fridge, and organise outdoor playdates in new playgrounds each day?


In many households, even in this age of egalitarian marriages and dual-income households, much of this minutiae of parenting falls to mothers.

And it’s burning women out. What’s causing this gulf in responsibility, and what’s a modern couple to do? The first important step is to acknowledge that there’s a problem.