The Secret to Work-Life Balance for Moms? Work Less.

Katie Sweeney

The Atlantic recently reported on an interesting new study from Pew Research Center that highlights the continual struggle of working mothers. One in five moms says it’s very difficult to balance work and a family. Working moms are twice as likely as dads to say parenthood has hurt their careers, and 40% say they always feel rushed. The happiest and most satisfied moms are the ones who work only part time. “Compared to moms who are working full time, those who work part time feel like things are more under control,” explains Jenny Anderson. Part-time working mothers are “more likely to take the juggling act in stride, and they’re also more likely to be satisfied with the amount of time they spend with their children.” The part-time moms also felt less rushed and spend more time with their partners than the full-timers. The sad thing about the findings is that no mom group seemed to have enough time for themselves or their friends.

Learn more about the fine art of work-life balance by reading The SuperWoman's Guide to Super Fulfillment.

Are you a working mom? How do you find work-life balance?

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