Whose Job Is This, Anyway?

Men are pitching in more with the cleaning, but there's still a housework gender gap

WHILE OTHER MOMS SCRAMBLE to get house and home in order for fall--out with the beach towels and flip-flops, in with the book bags and blankets--housekeeping is no sweat for Janet Nelson, 35. And though the mother of two works as a public relations manager for the Maid Services Company, the second largest maid service franchise in the nation, she doesn't have a maid. Instead, she has her husband Bob. With Janet telecommuting three

days a week from her home in rural Iowa and traveling to Omaha, Neb., the other two days, Bob stays home to care for the kids and...

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