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Study: Working, Stay-at-Home Moms Equally Stressed

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A new study by ForbesWoman and TheBump.com has found that mothers who work outside the home feel significantly stressed and overwhelmed...but so do women who stay at home with their children.  The Today show reported on the study, which surveyed 1,200 women:

From rushing to the train, slammed by deadlines to racing through the house, slathered in spit-up, moms can't check out at 5 p.m. Stay-at-home and work-outside-the-home moms alike are still on the clock when hubby removes his tie and drops his briefcase at the door. According to the survey, 92% of working moms and 89% of stay-at-home moms feel overwhelmed by work, home and parenting duties. A full 84% of stay-at-home moms don't get a break when their partner returns from work, and 50% say they never get a break from parenting. (But 96% say their partner manages to snag time-outs.)

Both groups (70% of working moms and 68% of stay-at-home moms) feel resentment due to the unbalanced responsibilities and a third of all moms say they feel their partner could step it up on the domestic front.

Almost 40 percent of both working and stay-at-home mothers said they felt like "married single moms," even though they are raising their baby together with a partner, TheBump.com reported.

Do these findings surprise you?

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