UK mums find their children cause more stress than worries over paying bills, work issues or love life problems, a study commission by frozen food company Chicago Town has revealed.
For 54% of mums, the biggest factor contributing to their stress levels was their family’s unrealistic expectation of them to be a ‘domestic goddess’ – that is, deal with child concerns, household chores, family meals, marital issues and their looks.
Concerns over children were said to be the major stress factor for 37% of mums surveyed. But financial worries came a close second, at 32%. As for the juggling work and family life, only 5% stated work-related problems were the primary cause of their stress. Only 4% said their love life was the biggest cause.
According to the Chicago Town survey, the top 10 stress factors for us mums are:
- Concerns over children
- Money worries
- Household chores
- Extended family
- Work problems
- Marital issues
- Social life/Me Time
- Feeding the family within budget
What stresses you out the most? Let us know…