This is my family.
That’s my husband at the back.
I use to help him with his business. Now he helps me with mine (and also works on his own projects).
He use to get the priority to work. Now I do.
Our priorities change as our lives change. We think that’s ok.
We try to aim for a 50/50 responsibility with home and family responsibilities. Though it’s currently not quite balanced that way. He’s taking on more family stuff these days. It should swing back into balance next month, I say, wishfully.
When he worked full time and ran a business no one ever asked him how he did it. No one was ever really curious how he managed to juggle a busy work life and a growing family.
However, I’ve been asked this question constantly: How do I do what I do with x amount of kids?
I don’t get offended when people ask me, but honestly this is a big issue to talk about. Sexism. Gender bias. Societal norms. Whatever you want to call it.
I don’t want to go into details of it (right now at least), but I did want to explain how I ‘do it’.
I do it with the support of my husband. Just like my husband ‘did it’ with the support of his wife.