May 11, 2023

Making the Invisible Work Visible

Making the Invisible Work Visible

This week Katie & David tackle one of the touchiest topics out there in the new parenthood space, and one that is sure to resonate for those with children of any age - Invisible Work. What is this so-called "Invisible Work"? Why is it such a touchy...

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This week Katie & David tackle one of the touchiest topics out there in the new parenthood space, and one that is sure to resonate for those with children of any age - Invisible Work. What is this so-called "Invisible Work"? Why is it such a touchy topic? For Moms and Dads alike, what really "counts" here, and how can we help our partners understand and appreciate all that we do? And equally as important, what can we do to better understand and appreciate what they do that may be invisible to us? Areas covered include:

  • How new parenthood brings on a lot of new "work," most of which needs to be done in the moment
  • How that work can remain hard to quantify, but still add up to a lot
  • How each partner has an unconscious list, or caretaker ticker, that they keep track of and manage
  • Comparing lists to share the load
  • Clarifying roles and responsibilities
  • Turning unexpressed expectations into shared agreements
  • Turning unexpressed hopes into concrete plans
  • Letting go of perfection
  • Communication, teamwork, collaboration, and so much more

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Katie now has a weekly FREE Embracing Pregnancy prenatal group offering over at the Nest that meets via Zoom every Tuesday at 12 noon Pacific. This weekly pregnancy Q&A meetup is run by a rotating panel of prenatal practicioners and features frequent guests that come from a wide range of perinatal support services inlcuding ayurvedic nutritionists, midwives, and acupunturists. Come check it out to learn more about these various services in a warm, welcoming environment. 

Katie also continues to offer her FREE weekly Embracing Parenthood Postpartum support meetup via Zoom every Thursday at 1pm PST. Katie runs these herself, so please drop on in to experience more of her wisdom, grace, and compassion in person.

https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com/parenting

David hosts a monthly Dad Zone Thriving Zoom conversation to all new and expectant Dads everywhere. This monthly conversation has been going strong over at the Nest for the past year, and David is happy to open it up to all the Dads out there who are interested in sharing their challenges and successes in finding their way to the Dad Zone. Tune in the last Thursday of each month at 6pm PST/9pm EST and join the conversation!

https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com/parenting

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For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit:

https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com

For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit:

https://www.welcometofatherhood.com

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