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Key to Success as a Working Mom: Negotiating With Your Partner

Alcohol helps makes negotiations go smoothly...
A couple of years ago, I reviewed a book entitled, Getting to 50/50: How Working Parents Can Have It All. It's a great book that discusses how, in dual income households, having each parent do their fair share is the key to succeeding as a working mom. That may seem like a basic concept for non-parents or single parents. However, as a married working mom, I believe that negotiating with my husband is among the hardest things that I have ever had to do. As you read that, remember, I am an attorney and competed for the Apprentice and was interviewed by Donald Trump!

Working Moms Need to Negotiate With Their Partners

Achieving equity in a household is real work when both parents work unless you have loads of money. I actually spoke to a good older friend this week who said she never asked her husband to do housework and she didn't do it either because she had never been trained to do it. Since I know that she always has an impeccable home, I knew that what she wasn't saying was "I had help". If that is your situation, God bless you and send me some $$$ if you can spare it. For everyone else, check out the link to my book review below and the video where the authors were interviewed. 

Negotiating with your spouse may be hard work, but it is necessary if you want to balance your duties in your stilettos without losing your mind... 

Chaton's World: A Working Mom's Quest for Balance in Stilettos© : Getting to 50/50: How Working Parents Can Have It ...:

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