One minute, working moms are loving the time they spend at home on the weekends playing with their little ones, running errands–having that good ‘ol quality time. But it’s funny, because according to moms who participated in TODAY and Parenting.com’s Mom Secret’s survey, when Monday comes and it’s time to go back work, many are excited to get out of the house. You know, leave the 24-hour stresses of motherhood behind for the 8+ hour stresses of work. Or “freedom” of work. It depends what mother you ask.
26,000 mothers took part in the survey, with a whopping 74 percent of participants being those who work outside of the home. Safe to say, results were VERY interesting, but it was clear that many mothers like the balance of working outside of the home, while others might like it a little too much…
Some findings include:
- 42 percent of moms said they’d rather get a 50 percent raise at work than spend 50 percent more time with their kids.
- 20 percent say they judge other moms who work too much
- Nearly one-third of moms admit to using work as an excuse to get out of child care.