The Mental Load of Parenting: Why It Happens & How to Manage It

4 Lessons (20m)

Sign up to watch for FREE
  • What is the mental load & how does it affect us

  • Who experiences the mental load & why does it matter

  • How to have effective conversations with your partner about the mental load

  • How to effectively delegate tasks & share parenting responsibilities


While you are reading this class description, you may also be thinking about the diapers that need reordering, the onesies that need to be upped a size, or the lunches that need to be packed. And that racing, endless, invisible checklist that’s going in the back of your mind? That’s called the mental load. Our expert & mental health specialist Divya Kumar is diving deep into the mental load, explaining why it happens, how it evolves, and how you and your partner can come together to manage it.

Divya K.
Divya Kumar, Psychotherapist

Divya Kumar is a psychotherapist specializing in perinatal mental health and trauma. She is Co-Founder of the Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Women of Color, a program within Postpartum Support International that increases perinatal support for communities of color. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and two children.

4 Lessons (20m)