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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Tue, 01-31-2012 - 11:43pm
This article has no merit. I imagine the sahm's who are depressed and the ones that hate it. In my experience, all of the sahm's I know love it, although it can ofcourse be stressful (when the kids are young). They love having freedom in their days to leisurely plan activities and take care of the physical and intellectual needs of their children. All of the working moms I know are not depressed, but would quit their jobs in two seconds if either their husbands made more money or they knew they could get their job back at a late time.
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Sat, 12-24-2011 - 6:41am

i thought of this old discussion late last night as i was surfing tv channels for something to watch, a dr.drew (?) show came on and he was discussing this very topic and how it related to happiness and health.

 

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Sun, 12-18-2011 - 3:22am

Let's put it this way, you may want to lay in a supply of tequila. ;)

Personally, I like teens a lot better than toddlers, so that made the teen years somewhat easier for me than the toddler years, but similarities between the two abound: extreme self-centredness, tantrums, "I do it"ness (much more dangerous when they are teens) and so on.

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Sat, 12-17-2011 - 9:05pm
finally.me wrote:

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Sat, 12-17-2011 - 7:35pm
Yes they are a lot harder lol.
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Sat, 12-17-2011 - 7:13pm

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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.
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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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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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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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