Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are keeping an open conversation between one another as they navigate parenting during lockdown.
The Frozen 2 star shares Delta, five, and Lincoln, seven with the Parenthood actor, and she appeared on LinkedIn's digital show Working Together the pair are trying to balance their responsibilities as they continue to work at home.
While Dax has been pushing forward with his podcast, Armchair Expert, Kristen has been doing the majority of homeschooling for their daughters, “but what we’ve settled on is that he is always open to allowing me to ask him for help and jumping at the opportunity.
"So when he comes home, even if it’s just from the upstairs attic, he says, ‘Thanks for watching the kids. Thanks for doing the house’," Kristen explained. “He’s not saying that to patronise me. He’s saying, ‘Thank you for allowing me to go work right now ’cause I know that you’re taking a lot of responsibility in the house, which allows me to go do my work’.”
While the couple is open to switching roles, the actress admitted: "There have been points where (I've) been nervous to ask him to take over some of the housework. These sit-down conversations in marriages happen to everyone.
“You really have to look around you and say, ask the questions of, ‘Do you feel like I contribute enough? Do you feel like this is equitable? Do you feel like you do 50 per cent and I do 50 per cent?’”
Kristen continued: “I’m a working woman. I’m also trying to be a very present mother, but there is this way we talk about stay-at-home moms. Like they don’t do anything and I think that is dead now. That’s gone. That’s over. No one ever will ever think that again.”