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Hi.

When I became a mom, I searched for a blog that resonated with every part of me: the nerdy kid, the ansty teenage feminist, the wayward 20-something, the ambitious career woman, the writer, the traveler, the wife, and yes, the mother. I couldn’t find that blog, so I wrote it. Welcome.

It's a family affair

It's a family affair

And yet...this is not a post about how my husband “gets lucky” when he does the laundry. Or even about how I “got lucky” marrying someone who does do the laundry. It’s about my new platform for when I run for political office: LAUNDRY, IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR.

My mother-in-law has many great qualities. Among the greatest is that she taught BOTH her son and her daughter how to wash their own damn clothes. Parents, this is your moment! (I’m looking at you too, dads). Start now! Put on some music and make it a game. My son is two and he already knows how to load the washing machine and empty the dryer into the laundry basket. We may or may not sometimes find our socks and underwear in his playroom or out on the lawn, but still, progress has been made.

There is no excuse for one half of a parenting unit who does not do laundry. Well, okay, maybe one: If that person has paid for a full-time housekeeper and live-in masseuse, they can skip the laundry. Other than, NO DICE! Laundry for you.

My name is Caitlin and I endorse this message.


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