Motherhood is no easy job: Six in 10 moms worry about it. Half sometimes feel guilty that they’re not better at it. Most say they’re good but not great at it. Seven in 10 say it’s harder now than it was a generation ago.
Six in 10 moms with kids under 18 hold down paying jobs, yet traditional social norms persist — 85 percent still also maintain primary child-care responsibilities in the family. Make that two jobs, then.
Yet there’s joy in mothering and deep rewards: Seven in 10 mothers in an ABC News “Good Morning America”/Good Housekeeping poll report an excellent relationship with their children, twice as many as got along that well with their own mothers when they were growing up. Compared with their mothers, most moms today say they’re more involved in their kids’ lives. And while overindulgence is up, most moms by far also say they’re maintaining at least as much discipline as their own mothers did.
I came across this poll done by TNS at abc.com. It aired on Good Morning America a few days ago and really struck a cord with me as a working mother.
I am curiouse to see what you think! Read the entire poll at http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/AmericanFamily/story?id=1813264&page=10