What is a healthy balance?

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What is a healthy balance?
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Wed, 04-15-2009 - 11:43pm
The post I made here recently "is 30 minutes a day with your kids enough" and the Dr. Laura post make me wonder--what is a healthy balance?

Kat

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Thu, 04-16-2009 - 11:19pm
That schedule would be "heaven."

Kat

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Thu, 04-16-2009 - 11:22pm
Interesting. So, I'm not the only WOHM that's interested in what Dr. Laura has to say.

Kat

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Fri, 04-17-2009 - 10:10am

:-)

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Sat, 04-18-2009 - 9:58am
DH always has a hot meal on the table when I get home from work. Wonder what Dr. Laura would have to say about that?
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Sat, 04-18-2009 - 5:17pm
I really don't gag at that sentiment.
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Sun, 04-19-2009 - 12:09am

I agree that as long as the thoughtful treatment goes both ways, there is nothing wrong with it at all.

If I'm greeting him with a sparkling house, a hot meal, and a smile, it's because he's greeting me with flowers, a kiss, and a standing offer to do the dishes.

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Sun, 04-19-2009 - 3:55am
That is a good point. My grandparents who were happily married for 50 years were both careful to be considerate and respectful of the other and show it. They also maintained a certain level of formal politeness with each other, which seemed a bit funny to me as a kid, but as a married adult I can really see the sense of it. For example, my grandfather always held the chair for my grandmother when they sat down to eat. He always thanked her formally for the meal, and so on.
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Mon, 04-20-2009 - 3:27pm

But does he also greet you with a cocktail, and wearing a frilly apron?

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Tue, 04-21-2009 - 8:30am

But does he also greet you with a cocktail, and wearing a frilly apron?



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Tue, 04-21-2009 - 9:57am
I'm not sure the Saran Wrap outfit would look as good on a man as a woman. However, it would pretty awesome if he greeted you wearing nothing BUT the apron. :-) It would be like the domestic version of @$$-less chaps.
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