Motherly at home: what the research says

85% of married at-home moms said they chose to stay home in order to care for their families.

Motherly at home: what the research says

For more interesting stats, be sure to read the full


study.

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.

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