Quick Poll for Orthodox Mothers

I’m working on a presentation about the specific pressures put on Orthodox Moms, and I’d love some help understanding what those are exactly. Discussions about gender roles and the distribution of parenting labor abound in our society — but I’m curious about how these things work in Orthodox homes. Is it any different from anywhere else? What is our Orthodox parenting culture looking like as we finish up this decade?

Fathers are welcome to answer about the dynamic in their household — just let me know that you’re a dad, chiming in about how things work in your home.

I would appreciate your responses to a few questions. Thanks in advance for letting me mine your thoughts for my presentation! When I finish, I’ll post it here.

Elissa Bjeletich

About Elissa Bjeletich

Elissa Bjeletich hosts three popular Ancient Faith Radio podcasts: Raising Saints, Everyday Orthodox, and together with Kristina Wenger, Tending the Garden of Our Hearts. She is the co-author of Blueprints for the Little Church: Creating an Orthodox Home and author of Welcoming the Christ Child: Family Readings for the Nativity Lent, and In God’s Hands: A Mother’s Journey through Her Infant’s Critical Illness. She serves as the Sunday school director at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. Elissa lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband, Marko, and their five daughters. You'll find more information on her website: elissabjeletich.com

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