Episode 70 – The Invisible Mental Load

In our 70th episode – hooray! – we take a deep dive into the topic of the the invisible mental load. What is it? How do you cope with it in your life and do men have it tougher than we think?

In this chat we discuss how men and women share (or don’t share) their struggles and encourage us all to show greater empathy and support each other, as being human is really hard sometimes. We also talk about the controversial card system used by some families to allocate jobs around the home, and catch up on some travel tales from Christy and Leonie and hear all about Katrina’s farm based ⁠AirBNB Lost and Found⁠.

Communication and sharing our true feelings – good, bad and otherwise – are the key take homes from this chat and we navigate how to actually introduce the ‘cards’ into our households. Approaching roles in the home and tackling the mental load almost takes a small business approach to keep the wheels turning and our heads above water. We’d love to know what you think about this topic, which you can share over on Instagram. Note: keep an eye out for our new Substack space coming soon!

A huge thank you to all our lovely listeners, old and new, and for those sharing the love for ⁠Spreading the Good Stuff podcast,⁠

We are always grateful for all the lovely feedback we receive from listeners. You can touch base over on our socials channels, or share our episodes with family and friends, or anyone who could do with a little more ‘good stuff’ in their lives. We’d also love you to leave a review on Spotify or throw us a follow us over on ⁠Instagram, where we mostly like to hang out.⁠

Catch our latest episode ⁠here,⁠ and thanks again for listening.

Love Christy, Katrina and Leonie


Things we mentioned in this episode include:

What we’re loving this fortnight:

Christy ~ travel!

Leonie ~ travel!

Katrina ~ the book Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus and loving hosting people at Lost and Found AirBnB at Barham Avocados