Is it possible to have a life with children that doesn’t require you or your partner to sacrifice either work or family? Can you share the load and still have time for your favorite hobbies and leisure activities? How can two parents raise their children in a way that allows balance for everyone in the equation? This week we interview Marc and Amy Vachon, co-authors of the books Equally Shared Parenting: Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents.

Links Mentioned: Buy the book on Amazon | Read the Vachon’s blog | Read the New York Times Magazine article (and see the photos) | Lisa Belkin’s blog | Today’s New York Times article on families

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3 Responses to Podcast: Equally Shared Parenting

  1. Jessi Barry-Lindell says:

    This podcast was JUST fantastic!! You always do a GREAT job, but I was particularly appreciative of this conversation.
    As a self-proclaimed “husband” I thought I was going to feel a little, hmmm, ashamed listening to this interview, however that wasn’t the case. DH & I have some things to talk about and tweek, but I think we are too far off ESP. Like always, thanks for your great work!!!!!

  2. Robyn says:

    Kristen, my son is nearly 5 years old and is naked almost all of the time. Within about 10 seconds of walking through the door he is naked. He’s been like that since potty training at 2. We are okay with it, but ask him to wear underwear when someone comes over (and we are thankful that he is now shy enough to run and get them himself). My only concern is that he might be cold sometimes, but he assures me he isn’t :)

  3. Jill B says:

    I’m behind on your shows and about halfway through this one and already downloaded this book to my iPhone’s Kindle! I was so excited to see it available.

    I look forward to the rest of the show and reading the book. Already I sense it’s what my husband and I talked about in hypotheticals when our first child was a newborn. The idea of having just enough to have the life you want and to maximize your enjoyment with those who are most important.