For many moms, Saturday mornings are sacred. It might be a time for reflection, for catching up, or for simply getting in some much-needed rest. Of course, these things don’t always happen. Not all of us are fortunate enough to have help on the weekends, and even if we do, not every partner is willing to put in the additional work. That’s why we thought we’d give a little shoutout to the ones who do, by asking moms the one thing their partners do for them on a Saturday morning. Should a partner be celebrated endlessly for giving the mom in their life a much-needed break? Nope. But should it happen more often? Absolutely. So I say let's highlight how partners help each other out, and perhaps it will happen on a more regular, reasonable basis.
While every weekend morning in my household looks different, there’s usually at least one out of the two days where my husband takes on the bulk of the parenting duties. I’ll often want to escape to my local yoga studio on either Saturday or Sunday morning for a little practice, and on those days my husband will make sure to cook up breakfast and feed our son. My husband is often an early riser, too, so there are times when he’ll wake extra early to go for a drive in the mountains while my son and I sleep in. On those mornings, he’ll usually come back around 9:00 or 10:00 a.m. (because really, what toddler sleeps in?), often with some fresh coffee and a breakfast sandwich for me. It’s mornings like those when I remember why I keep him around (oh hey, he’s pretty handsome, too, so that also helps).
My partner isn't some magical unicorn, though. Turns out, a lot of partners are stepping up in the morning so the hardworking moms in their lives can take a beat, take a breath, and take some hard-earned "me" time. Here's what they had to say about their partners (and for those of you who aren't chipping in during the weekends, pay attention):