I recently received an email from a reader with this question and thought I'd throw it open for discussion:
This might sound like a simple question, but what does it look like on a day to day basis for the husband to be the head of the household? I get the big picture, if there's a huge decision to be made, we discuss and he has the ultimate say, but especially now that I'm a mom and there are even more daily small decisions to be made, it seems like we as women "run/manage" the household which can easily become construed as us being the head of the household.I don't know about you, but I totally get the tension here. As a stay-at-home mom who is entrusted with the full-time care of our children, their education, our nutrition and health, and the management of the home, I often feel like this is solely my domain. I'm here so I should get to make all the decisions. But if your husband is the leader of your family, how do you make sure you are still respecting his leadership?
Help us out here...how does this play out in your home? Real life examples would be wonderful.
Ready. Set. Discuss.
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