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Podcast Episode 248: Zach Watson: The Guy Who Wants to Teach Your Husband About Mental Load

How many times has this happened to you?

You come home from a long day at work, juggling deadlines, meetings, and endless emails. You step through the door, and you’re greeted by a sink full of dishes, piles of laundry waiting to be folded, and a list of errands as long as your arm.

More than a few times?

Welcome to the world of invisible labor brought to you by that heavy mental load!

Invisible labor is the mental and emotional burden of managing household tasks and responsibilities. It’s the mental load of remembering appointments, organizing schedules, planning meals, and ensuring that the household runs smoothly. And let’s be honest, it’s exhausting! Even the toughest of parents can be worn down by the weight of invisible labor if it’s not properly shared.

In this podcast episode, we delve into the concept of invisible labor and our guest, Zach Watson shares how he’s on a one-man mission to teach your husband about mental load and invisible labor! Zach calls himself a “recovering manchild” and he’s helping men better understand the invisible labor going on in their homes and redistributing the domestic workload.

Join us as we explore practical strategies for delegating tasks at home, offering insights on how to alleviate burnout and resentment. We’ll discuss the importance of prioritizing domestic tasks over personal ones for the health of your relationship, and why establishing a shared domestic workload is crucial for modeling positive relationships for your kids.

In this episode of the No Guilt Mom podcast you’ll learn:

  • What invisible labor is and how it can exhaust even the toughest of parents if not properly shared
  • How to delegate tasks at home in order to alleviate the burnout and resentment caused by invisible labor
  • The importance of prioritizing domestic tasks over personal tasks for the health of your relationship
  • How an established, shared domestic workload is a way to model positive relationships for your children

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Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

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