Does being a stay at home mom mandate gender role in household duties?
Let me just start with a question-
Does being a stay-at-home-woman-parent pretty much cause a division of gender roles in the household?
One of the cool things about being Sean and I, and both working is that we share household duties equally. Seriously, I do not work a full time job and come home and do my other job. I do work a full time job and come home and my partner and I keep our household going. Sure we sort out some duties by preference and some by necessity but we really share.
We have grown to deeply value this for our family. It is an expression of how much we value sharing in this and also giving our child(ren) an imagination that is not gender specific. (It's also pretty handy that acts of service is a primary love language for me.)
But it is feasible that we might be able to afford for me to stay at home in a year or two. It also is a possiblity that as child #2 comes along, priorities, needs, and wants might shift in our family as well.
So as Sean and I start to do some discerning about our future...what do you think---
Does being a stay-at-home-woman-parent pretty much cause a division of gender roles? (even if you personally don't mind gender roles- what do'ya think)