Citizen Optimum has commissioned a new study called Citizen Mom, which is taking a look at Motherhood from the inside out. I found reading through the results of the study both informative and entertaining, so I thought I’d share a few of their insights with you.
INSIGHT #1: Don’t perpetuate the myth of mom as Superwoman. Without realizing it, you’re adding unwanted pressure. Mom is multifaceted, but doesn’t expect herself to be perfect at all she does.
INSIGHT #2: Rethink “aspirational.” Telling mom she can have it all suggests she doesn’t have enough or needs more. Stats show moms don’t need work to be happy, at-home moms desire time with their spouse more than working moms, and precious time alone would be spent reading, sleeping or exercising.
INSIGHT #3: Working and stay-at-home moms are more similar than different. Most working moms do it for the money; most at-home moms do it for their kids. And, given the opportunity, one in five working moms would leave work, and half of at-home moms would return to work.
I thought that last bit was the most interesting. You know what they say, the grass always looks
greener, right? I have to admit, there are days when I think a regular
nine-to-fiver would be easier then this full-time mom gig. But as the
survey points out, we all tend to make the choices that we think will be
best for our families.
Check out this infographic:
What are your thoughts?