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Sharing Labor with Zach Watson


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“There was a child that drowned when they were with their dad at a public pool and the mom was blamed while being five states away, and I thought, that was something I’d never considered, that women are blamed for the well-being of their children no matter what.”

Zach Watson

This is episode 96 and today I’m here with Zach Watson talking about Sharing Labor.


Content creator and coach teaching men to better see the invisible labor that is happening around them.


Awakening: He shares how he was awakened to the mental, domestic, and emotional load.

Examples: We offer some examples of the mental, domestic, and emotional load.

Why: We discuss why women’s expectations for domestic labor are typically higher and why men are often struggling to meet the bar.

Language: We go over how language is more important than we think.

Discussion: We address how we can as women initiate discussions about this with our partners without triggering defensiveness and how we can make this invisible labor visible to our partners and elicit their reciprocal partnership with it.

ADHD: We speak to his experience having ADHD and he shares the particular challenges this presents in this area and strategies he uses to overcome them.

Society: We cover what we can do to support a societal shift toward greater equality with this load that women currently disproportionately carry.

Help with Sharing Labor

The upcoming Sage Mothering course has a substantial section on partnership in addition to needs and boundaries and so many facets touched by this issue of mothers feeling buried alive by the mental, emotional, and domestic labor and creating space for greater equality in partnership. I keep sharing bits and pieces inside the Sage Family Village but if you want to be sure to not to miss the launch of the new Sage Mothering course, opt in at

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