Mr. Mom

Monday, May 24, 2010
I often wonder about different couples....To be exact, how do they share responsibilities....I find that most of my married girlfriends are in the traditional set up, where the husband is responsible for the financional aspect and he is the one who has a full time carrier and the wife takes care of the house, kids and everything in between.... There are a few of our friends who share all the responsibilities equally and are trying to balace the family life and the busy work schedule....( the meetings, the bills, kids and groceries)....All this thinking came after I saw this amazing photo spread in Harpers Bazaar called Mr.Mom... Here, the handsome Chris Noth plays the role of the mom and the beautiful Milla Jovovich is the busy working woman.
I actually know a Mr.Mom, who lives on my street and everytime I see him with his 2 boys...he makes me smile...There is something so cute about a guy sitting on a park bench with five other moms, chatting about kids' eating habits and nap times :)

What set up works for you?

Can't wait to hear about it....
xoxoxox

Ps: I can't wait to see Sex and the City 2...:)

28 comments:

Mary said...

My husband and I both work, but we still probably fall into traditional roles in a lot of areas. I am definitely still the primary caregiver for the kids - meaning, if one gets sick, I'm the first one to be home with them. I pick them up, make dinner, baths, etc. My husband travels a lot, so I'm often on my own during the week. He does the lawn, house maintenance, some of the bigger financial stuff, etc. But the lines blur. Sometimes he has to take off of work, and sometimes I have to deal with house stuff. We're a partnership.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

I'm divorced, so i'm mr & mrs mum, and everything in between : )

i wouldn't be too sad about having chris noth as a mr mum in my household!!

jx

Diana Mieczan said...

Jules...I would love to have him too...Ahhh:)
hahaha..

Justine said...

I work at home so it's easier for me to do the housework but I'm not very good at that and I think that a person who is messy is actually a person who is tidy in his mind...that's my excuse anyway ;-D
Thanks for coming on my blog and writing comments everytime, it really makes my days!

Emily said...

LOVE this shoot!! Love Chris Noth too :). My hubs and I both work and don't have kids yet, but I think we fall into traditional roles. I do the shopping cooking, cleaning, and laundry. He does house work, lawn care, and pays the bills. It just seems to work well that way. Not to mention I like to clean and cook and it isn't so high on his list :).

La pépite modeuse said...

Me too !! (for Sex and the city 2) :p
Love this shoot !
Kiss;

{Cara} said...

We don't have any kids yet-but I am pretty sure we will share responsiblites...I am not one to be a "stay home mom" I have too much I want to do and create for me and my family :)

PS. I can't wait for the 27th either!!
PPS. have a great week!

knack said...

what a funny photo shoot! love the scuba mask during diaper changing:)

....I was a stay at home mom completely for 8 years while my babies were....well.....babies and then I started working again when they started school.....{and then started knack}.....and can say that my husband and I definitely share responsibilities now.....he can do everything I can do....and is such a great provider and father to his kids......I couldn't do it without him.....


xo

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Hi. So glad to find your blog. We both have careers and share lots of responsibilities. Thank goodness my husband loves to cook and will do laundry and some other chores w/out complaint. Love your blog. I will be back soon.

Clare B said...

Right now I'm sitting on the couch catching up on blogs while my boyfriend does our ironing. :) Yep, we share responsibilities. Funnily enough he has responsibility of the bathroom cleaning while I do everything else because, as he says, I don't do a good enough job.

Café Bellini - Beauty. Yoga. Kids. Life. said...

Hi, hope you had a good weekend! We're definitely 'traditional'. Before kids when we were both working in an office, we shared a lot of the housework (but in the kitchen it was always me). Now I do most of it but I get help with the cleaning so it's ok!

Keith said...

Hey there. Cool post. Great photos. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Thanks for your comment on my latest post. Have a fantastic week ahead.

Diana Mieczan said...

Justine I love what you said.... that a person who is messy is actually a person who is tidy in his mind..:)
So interesting:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Clare...that is great!

Polly said...

Ah well I'm not married and I have no kids so I can't answer this question! (I'm only 19, that's my excuse). But I am very excited about seeing SATC2 as well!
x

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

What a fab shoot! I haven't seen it yet. We don't have kids yet. Not quite sure what will happen when we do.

Oh and I can't wait to see SATC2 either. Very soon! :)

Hope u had a great weekend!
xoxo

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I have a feeling that when we do have kids my husband and I will probably fall into the traditional roles. We both come from that kind of family so it feels natural for us.

Pop Champagne said...

my dad is mr.mom, and he is my role model because he became mr. mom because my mother was going through school and too busy to take care of us!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Love this. Seeing a "Mr Mom" in fiction or real life is always lovely. I'm the "Mrs. Mom" here and I must say I love it. My husband and I both appreciate each other and what we do for our family.
My greatest respect is for single parents that have to do it all...

p.s. your button is on my blog...;)

hip hip gin gin said...

Ah, Chris Noth sure makes one very handsome Mr. Mom!
My husband and I don't have any kids yet, and pretty much divide chores based on who hates to do what less. Example I loathe to clean the floors and my husband hates to put away laundry, so I put his laundry away in his closet all Gap like and he sweeps and mops our miles of hardwood. Same with taking care of our dog, I feed her, he takes her potty. I hope that once we have kids we still divide things this way, I am in no way interested in doing all of the childcare simply because I am a woman!!

Ashleigh said...

I love this spread - how tiny is her waist in the 1st photo?! Cute purple skirt :)

We've always said I'd work and he'd stay home with the kids. He's so much more patient that me :) We don't have kids yet but the more I see friends with babies the more I think I might never be able to leave them!

Elle Sees said...

I think Mr. Moms are adorable! I think there's nothing wrong with it and the stigma is slowly disappearing.

Lisa Griffin said...

No kids for me, but all I can think about now is SATC 2 and Mr Big! ahh toooo excited!
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traci zeller designs said...

Mmmmmm .... who wouldn't want a Mr. Mom at home if Chris Noth is volunteering! ;-)

Katie said...

Somehow I can't imagine Big as a Mr Mom - although I can't imagine Carrie as a Mrs Mom either. In our house there are no whipper snappers so we both just try our best to take care of ourselves and each other!

Punctuation Mark said...

i haven't received that issue of Bazaar but I would love for Mr Big to be my Mr. Mom... haha!

orange sugar home said...

Yeah!! can't wait to see Sex and the City too. Can't believe it's almost here. So glad you expressed that. I've been so busy with my kids that I haven't had the chance to chat with anyone about the movie. I don't know if anyone in my town is crazy for it though. There must be someone!! If you're passing through Chicago we'll see it together! :)

eleanor said...

such a great shoot!

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