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Setting priorities

It is a good idea to set priorities after discussing what things are really important. Is it more important to have a picked up, orderly living room, a nutritious home cooked dinner or clothes ironed and ready to wear? After deciding upon priorities, the parents can discuss strategies for attaining them, including what each is willing and able to do toward the goal. A father may choose to take over vacuuming or laundry to free up enough of mother’s time to cook each day and iron when necessary. If mother has a busy day, possibly with doctor appointments and/or shopping to do, father can offer to bring home a take-out dinner, take mother out for a casual dinner or outing, or cook and clean up himself. Babies are so easy to take along – just pack a couple of diapers and maybe a blanket for discreet nursing and they’re ready to go!


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