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In 2012, 29% of all mothers were at-home moms, up from a 1999 low of 23%.
We’re a growing team, mamas!
1970 vs. 2012
In 1970, 40% of all moms were SAHMs with working husbands. This number dropped in 2012, with 20% reported to be SAHMs with working husbands.
Sisters are doin’ it for themselves!
85% of married at-home moms said they chose to stay home in order to care for their families, compared to 41% of single at-home moms and 64% of cohabitating moms.
Regardless of your initial reason to stay home and
despite the challenges it provides, your little one will truly benefit from
having mama there for him all day – and so will you!
In April 2014, the Pew
Research Center released its most
recent analysis of 2012 government data regarding stay-at-home moms. Check
out our brief breakdown of this fascinating study.
A 2014 Pew Research survey found that 60% of respondents said “children are better off when a parent stays home to focus on the family.”
If this works for your family mama, you’re in good company!
6% of SAHMs in 2012 reported that they were at home with their children because they were unable to find a job, up from just 1% in 2000.
The job market has been tough, but what a fun consolation prize – spending every
day with your kiddo!
The average at-home mom’s week
Average number of hours spent on…Housework–23, Child care–18, Leisure–31, Sleep–63
More like - Housework: eternity, Child care: every waking
moment, Leisure: Ha, and Sleep: HAHA. (But we still love it!)
7% of at-home moms in 1970 were college graduates.In 2012, 25% reported to have graduated college.
Go us! This
finding gels with the CDC’s National
Vital Statistics Report, which determined that the average age of a
first-time mom in 2013 was 26, a record high. We mamas are, on average, taking
our time to finish our degrees and work professionally before starting a family.