Why do American mothers only have an average of 36 minutes a day to themselves?

This article seeks to explain why American working moms are in a constant state of being overwhelmed and why we have a feeling of guilt. American mothers spend most if not all of their leisure time with their children. In Europe, work is structured and thought about differently, so mothers’ time at work is more productive and not as lengthy.


One solution to overcome it:

“Recognize those pressures that are out there to over work, over do, over schedule your kids, over parent your kids. Take a breath. Work in pulses. Find a network of support. This is something you have to practice — it doesn’t just happen overnight.” –Brigid Schulte

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