Survey: Moms of 3 report most stress
Well, this comes as no surprise to this working mom of three! When reporting how much stress they feel, a survey found that moms of three children feel more stressed than moms of one or two children.
But more stressed out than moms with four or more children? Yup, that’s what the survey found.
I can see the point made by one mom in the survey – that at four kids, the idea of the perfect house, routine, etc., goes out the door. But still, there are more doctor appointments, more parent-teacher conferences, and more bedtime stories to read, right?
How do you feel about this survey?
When the day gets long, I try to remember to take a walk, even if it’s in a circle around the playground while the children play.
Let’s just say I haven’t remembered that much lately.
But I also find days I just have to “let go” of the state of the house – leave the dishes in the sink, leave the clothes in the dryer, leave the dust on the floor.
Thankfully, this weekend, my husband and I rallied the troops and together, all five of us did clean the house. It was fun to watch the 2-year-old using the vacuum hose to clean up crumbs on the couch (with daddy’s help). But hey, it got the job done.
And since we are so busy this week already (did I mention we’ve made a visit to ER?), we won’t be home much.
Maybe the house will stay clean until Mother’s Day. Maybe.