Survey: Many Moms Give Themselves ‘Time Outs’ in the Bathroom

Everyone has their own ways of coping with the stresses of modern motherhood, and a new survey commissioned by Ivory, the soap made by consumer products company Procter & Gamble, has found that as many as 66 percent of moms admit to hiding out in the bathroom just to get some quiet time.

The survey, which was based on data collected from 1,000 mothers, reports other findings on what overwhelms moms the most, and how they cope including:

  • 75 percent of moms feel pressure to make every daily experience a “teachable moment” for their children.
  • More than 60 percent of moms said that filling out tax returns is less complicated than their children’s math homework.
  • Moms say they receive parenting advice more than 3 times each week, regardless of whether they’ve asked for it.
  • 83 percent of working moms say they have the harder job; 60 percent of stay-at-home moms say the same.

Image:  Woman relaxing in bathtub, via Shutterstock.

 

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