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3 ways we don't treat our men right and how to change

3 ways we don't treat our men right and how to change

In honor of Father's Day, I have put together my 1st Vlog to celebrate men and explore 3 areas often unfairly expected of men and how we can change that!! Joining me in this discussion is Gina Greblo, founder of  Easy Updo® Extensions.

Watch the video for more details and some fun snaps of the Kyttanen family! I've also shared a brief summary below.  



Happiness Drug

What is it?

  • Expecting happiness to come from our men and other external sources. 
  • We our in control of our own happiness. 

What can we do differently?

  • Take responsibility for what makes you shine and stop expecting the men in our lives to fulfill what we are accountable for.

Role Confusion

What is it?

  • Culture moving away from past generations expectations of traditional household roles
  • Men and women are sharing more responsibilities; changing diapers, doing the laundry, cooking dinner, etc.
  • Women expect so much: be a man but help with chores and don't forget to be sexy too!
  • CONFUSION kicks in

What can we do to change it?

  • Give positive praise 
  • Pick the right time to talk about things that frustrate you
  • Acknowledge that their role is tough too
  • Let go more - surrender and don't try to control everything

Provider Drive

What is it?

  • Men feel a strong desire to provide for the family! This may go into overdrive especially after you have a child together
  • Perhaps men are really cave men (LOL) - providing is natural and has happened for years! 
  • One key source of their happiness is being able to provide for their family

How can we support this ?

  • Acknowledge the value of their drive and their desire to provide for the family
  • Tell them you need them and why

the bottom line:

it is all about acknowledgement and communication

  • Know what makes you happy and communicate that to your partner 
  • Ask what makes them happy 
  • Tell each other more often how you need each other and why
  • Both of us have challenges and we need to support one another

What do you think? Leave your comments!

I love hearing from you. This is our perspective and perhaps you can shed light on other things we didn't think of.  Thanks for reading and sharing!

x

Laura

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