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Being "Supermom" Could Be Bad For Your Health | Care2 Causes

Being "Supermom" Could Be Bad For Your Health | Care2 Causes

Working mothers who think they can do the “supermom thing” and juggle a full-time career with full-time child-rearing are more prone to depression than mothers who take a more realistic view of what it takes to balance a career and children. Katrina Leupp, a University of Washington sociology graduate student, presented these findings on August 21 at the American Sociological Association ‘s annual meeting in Las Vegas. As she says in Science Daily : “Women are sold a story that they can do it all, but most workplaces are still designed for employees without child-care responsibilities,” said Leupp…. In reality, juggling home and work lives requires some sacrifice, she said, such as cutting back on work hours and getting husbands to help more. “You can happily combine child rearing and a career, if you’re willing to let some things slide.” For her research, Leupp analyzed s...

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