Equally Shared Parenting - Half the Work ... All the Fun

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In the News

Equally shared parenting has been one of the best kept secrets in parenting lifestyles.  You'll find plenty of newspaper, magazine and web articles on all manner of more commonly known parenting arrangements - stay-at-home mom, stay-at-home dad, dual-earner, etc.  But, until recently, little about equal sharing.  We're happy to report that we're changing this!  Click below to see who's talking about EquallySharedParenting.com or Equally Shared Parenting: Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents.

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Boston Globe - Cover story in the Globe's Sunday Magazine insert on Mother's Day, featuring Amy and Marc and the kids in a piece about equally shared parenting. Addresses the myth of 50:50 chore splitting particularly well. (May 8, 2011)

Huffington Post - Marc and Amy tackle the idea that sharing the chores should be decided simply by which parent is 'better' at doing what around the house.
(February 22, 2011)

Motherlode - Marc and Amy guest blog on the media reaction to a new study of shared parenting, and the importance of sharing the power rather than just sharing the chores. (January 31, 2011)

The Bulletin (Bend, Oregon) - Local newspaper piece about ESP, featuring Jim and Michelle - an exemplary ESP couple highlighted in Chapter 2 of Amy and Marc's book, Equally Shared Parenting.
(January 7, 2011)

Chicago Tribune
- ESP.com is featured in article about American families' stubbornly unequal and gendered division of household authority.
(August 20, 2010)

Parent & Child (Scholastic) - Feature article on ESP and our book, interview-style. (May 2010)

Motherlode - Marc and Amy guest blog on the New York Times' Motherlode blog.  Subject: full-out fatherhood. (July 26, 2010)

Evolution of Dad - Amy and Marc are featured in this new documentary film about modern fatherhood by award-winning filmmaker, Dana Glazer. (2010)

Huffington Post - Piece by Marc and Amy about the importance of not laughing away the dream of a balanced life. (May 13, 2010)

Huffington Post - Marc and Amy discuss the practicalities of sharing the household chores - step by step.
(March 11, 2010)

Huffington Post - Amy and Marc's debut as HuffPo bloggers.  Subject: The Secret to Fairly Sharing the Chores. (February 15, 2010)  For more HuffPo blog entries by Marc and Amy, search 'Vachon' on the Huffington Post site.

Irish Times - Amy and Marc are interviewed for this ESP-focused article. (February 12, 2010)

Motherlode - Marc and Amy guest blog on the New York Times' Motherlode blog. Subject: ESP is equally shared, not equally divided, parenting. (January 25, 2010)

Shareable.net - Amy and Marc author a piece on how expectant parents might think ahead to create a life of equally shared parenting when their baby arrives. (January 10, 2010)

Motherlode - Lisa Belkin features our newly released Equally Shared Parenting: Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents in the New York Times' Motherlode blog. (January 6, 2010)

Parenting Magazine - Amy and Marc contribute to an article by Martha Brockenbrough that follows on her Mad About Dad article earlier in the year; this one tackles ways that couples can get past the idea that women are always mad at their husbands' poor household contributions. (September 2010)

Babble Magazine
- Marc and Amy highlight seven tips to create Equally Shared Parenting in this article by Amy Kuras.
(July 28, 2009)

Motherlode - Marc is the guest blogger on the New York Times' Motherlode blog.  Subject: manipulative marital gratitude. (May 28, 2009)

USA Today
- Relationship writer Sharon Jayson highlights Equally Shared Parenting in three separate articles.
(April 19, April 21, May  4, 2009)

Motherlode - Amy and Marc are featured on the New York Times' Motherlode blog.  Subject: equally shared breastfeeding. (March 16, 2009)

Motherlode - Amy and Marc are the guest bloggers on the New York Times' Motherlode blog.  Subject: motherhood and martyrdom. (November 28, 2008)

New York Times Sunday Magazine
- Marc and Amy are featured in Father’s Day 2008 cover story entitled ‘When Mom and Dad Share It All’ by Lisa Belkin.
(June 15, 2008)

New York Times Video - "Adventures in Equal Parenting" by Rob Harris and Lisa Belkin.  Accompaniment to "When Mom and Dad Share It All" by Lisa Belkin. (June 12, 2008)

Today Show Video
- A day in the life of the Vachons as a primer to a discussion of Equally Shared Parenting with Matt Lauer, Amy Robach, and Lisa Belkin. (June 12, 2008)

One Big Happy Family - Anthology published by Riverhead Books in February 2009.  We authored Chapter 15, Half the Work, All the Fun, on our personal journey towards creating Equally Shared Parenting.

- Work/life balance e-zine article entitled 'This is the Life' on Equally Shared Parenting, featuring Marc. (January 14, 2009)

The Independent - A journalist for this national UK newspaper is assigned to follow the philosophies of EquallySharedParenting.com for a week and write about it. Guaranteed to make you laugh!  (December 14, 2008)

National Public Radio - Roundtable discussion of ESP with Francine Deutsch, Jessica Degroot, Marc and Amy, hosted by Pat Morrison on southern California radio station KPCC. (June 23, 2008)

Huffington Post - Laura Vanderkam discusses the challenges to creating an ESP lifestyle after interviewing Marc and Amy.  She asks if this might be "the leading edge of true social change." (June 20, 2008)

Washington Post's 'On Balance' Blog - Marc and Amy are featured as Guest Bloggers on Leslie Morgan Steiner's popular daily work/parenting balance blog.  (February 20, 2007)

BusinessWeek's 'Working Parents' Blog - Marc is interviewed about sharing housework on BusinessWeek.com's work/parenting blog.  (April 27, 2007)

Fitness Magazine - www.EquallySharedParenting.com is featured in the July 2007 issue of Fitness Magazine.

Boston Globe - Marc and Amy are featured in Father’s Day 2007 piece entitled ‘Celebrating the Hands-On Dad’ in the bi-weekly ‘Balancing Acts’ column by Maggie Jackson. (June 17, 2007)

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