Do You Sometimes Feel Like a “Married Single Mom”? You’re Not Alone
We talked to more than 1,200 mamas and got the dirt on what co-parenting is really like. Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
Being a mommy is a full-time job, but when you pair that with your own career and your relationship, not to mention running a household, you’re bound to feel like you do it all. So ForbesWoman and The Bump surveyed over 1,200 mamas to get the dirt on how stay-at-home and working moms are dealing with balancing, well, everything, and we were pretty surprised to hear that 39% of both groups of mamas sometimes feel like a “married single mom,” even though they’re raising baby with a partner.
So what does that mean exactly? Well, 91% of stay-at-home moms say they contribute to more than half of the household work, and 98% do more than half of the parenting work. And while working moms seem to have it a little more balanced (hey, they are out of the house for most of the day), 77% say they still contribute more than half of the housework, and 85% do more than half of the parenting work. Phew! Talk about a big workload -- seriously, you’re all Supermoms in our book! But most important, what’s going on with your other half, mama? Maybe it’s time for your significant other to step it up, and we’ve got some great ideas for him here.
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