And that was the start of the next 17 hours being broken down into micro moments, spinning through task after task.
Dressing my toddler, washing dishes, playing dinosaurs, putting clothes away, changing nappies, more feeding, thinking about dinner, paying the phone bill, remembering that I still haven’t got anything out of the freezer and wondering when exactly does the car insurance need to be renewed?
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The mental load. We’ve heard a lot about it over the last few years. It’s those things like knowing your kid’s shoe size, booking their vaccinations, remembering your mother-in-law’s birthday and keeping an eye on the bank accounts.
And for the best part women bear the brunt of it. We know this. It isn’t anything new.
We still do more chores around the home than our partners, as well as spending more time caring for our children and also balancing it with careers.
In fact, released in April this year the 2018 McKinsey Report officially showed that women are 10 times more likely to take time off work to look after sick children than men, even if they’re the breadwinner.
And it also showed that females spend twice as much time taking care of the kids, even if they work the same hours as their partners.