Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Mother's Day ? The Stress of Motherhood

A recent survey by points out some of the stresses moms feel when it comes to their lives. For example, when it comes to family size, mothers of three children stress more than moms of one or two, while mothers of four or more children actually report lower stress levels, according to the survey of more than 7,000 U.S. mothers. But the kids aren't the only thing that mothers feel add pressure to their lives.

Consider these findings from the survey:
  • 46 percent of moms say their husbands/partners cause them more stress than their kids do;
  • 72 percent of moms stress about how stressed they are;
  • 60 percent say it’s lack of time to do everything that needs to get done that is the biggest stress;
  • 60 percent of moms say raising girls is more stressful than raising boys; and
  • Nine out of 10 moms stress about staying fit and attractive.
According to the 2010 Census, roughly 6% to 7% of families in Herkimer and Oneida Counties are comprised of three children under the age of 18. The table below gives the data for the number for children under the age of 18 present in homes for each county.

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