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4 Mother’s Day Resolutions for “Designing” a Shareable Family

May 11th, 2014 by Melinda Blau

This piece was written for  As the site’s “About” page puts it, “Millions of people are already winning in life by working together.”  The “sharing transformation” starts in your family.

Image: rifqi dahlgren / Foter / CC BY-NC 2.0.

It’s no secret that the owners of card stores, florists, restaurants, and phone companies benefit most from Mother’s Day. For the economy, it’s the third biggest spending period of the year (after Christmas and back-to-school). But, for many mothers, it’s a mixed blessing.

Even in 2014, the woman — by choice or by default — often assumes the thankless role of “Designated Doer.” On Mother’s Day, she gets a 24-hour break from the normal routine. Dad does dishes without reminding, and the kids give her cards that bring tears to her eyes. But what about the other 364 days? Where is everyone when it comes to errands, chores, remembering, and reminding?

It doesn’t have to be that way…. [Read more at Shareable]

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