Working Moms are Healthier & Happier?

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Working Moms are Healthier & Happier?
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Tue, 12-13-2011 - 12:46pm

A recent study found that working moms feel less depressed and overall healthier than stay-at-home moms:

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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 8:00am
Oops, I meant "threw out" instead of "through out" in the previous post. Sorry for any confusion.
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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 8:14am
Lol, you're funny. i hope your son is enjoying college and doing well there.

 

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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 8:42am
I didn't mean to be funny, EGD. I was dead serious. Now you're laughing at me?
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Registered: 05-31-2011
Wed, 12-14-2011 - 12:00pm

I think the findings mesh with my personal experience.

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Wed, 12-14-2011 - 1:25pm
egd3blessed wrote:

were your moves because of the military and base housing?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 12-14-2011 - 1:53pm

I agree, it's the choices that matter.

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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 1:56pm
egd3blessed wrote:
DS has a friend who's an only child, his single mom works very p/t and she's always asking me to pick him up from school for play because he's so lonely at home. no concept of what schedules might look like for my other two, sigh! we watched him until 8:00 last friday night and i didn't even know that she and her her mother went shopping an hour or so away until she was on her way to pick him up, i told my husband i wasn't doing that anymore, Lol!

Not doing what?

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 12-14-2011 - 1:57pm

I was pretty bored when I was sahm, I like more structure to my day than I had as a sahp.

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Fri, 12-16-2011 - 9:17am

I could not find the study - but I didn't really look that hard.

The article is titled "Working moms are healthier, happier, study finds" as if this was scientifically proven because it came from Journal of Family Psycology .

Articles like the drive me crazy. They state a fact (as if it is a fact) then they

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Sat, 12-17-2011 - 4:22pm
I had similar reactions when I read this article. I had all kinds of questions, like what is their socioeconomic classes, what types of jobs did they have, what shifts did the mothers work. Not enough detail.