WS Podcast Ep 30: Leaving Him in Charge of the House and Kids

When work or fun pulls you away from home, do you worry about what you will happen with the house and family in your absence? especially when your guy is left in charge? Do you get the feeling that your expectations are higher than his when it comes to childcare, housework, and generally filling your shoes? You’re probably hoping the kids get some quality time with Dad, but you also want everything to operate as usual and on schedule. How can you balance your concerns with respecting his prerogative to do things differently? 

In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Leaving Your Husband in Charge of the House and Kids”, multi-award-winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is worried about how things at home are going to run (and turn out!) while she’s away.  

THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “I have to go far away from home for a conference this weekend, which means my husband and kids will have to fend for themselves. Should I be worried?” 

Listen and learn fun, helpful strategies that will set your husband and kids up for success so everyone (including you!) can enjoy your time away.  

Key Points in this podcast:

  • Why you’re concerned and the impact of your fears
  • How to respectfully recruit his full engagement
  • Two questions to ask yourself that will set up the optimal outcome
  • The three pillars that will help you prepare, organize, and prioritize
  • How you will know the experience was a success for everyone so you feel free to do it again!

“This podcast is a secret treasure in the podcast world! So full of valuable information and real-life application. ✭✭✭✭✭” Apple Podcast listener

Related episodes:

Ep 27: Getting Him on Board With Best Parenting Practices

Ep 1: Helping Your Husband Bond With the Kids

Ep 19: Wars Over Chores: Recruiting His Help with the Housework

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