Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found. And mothers who worked part time reported better health than moms who didn't work at all.
And one final agreement they make to themselves: They say, “I can have what I want, both through work and outside of work, because I’m smart, open, and realistic about my goals. I know what I need now, and what I want later, and I don’t have to compromise, settle, or diminish who I am to build the life I want.”
"The remainder of this report analyzes the likelihood of being a stay-at-home father, as well as the reasons some fathers are at home, and the profiles of employed fathers and stay-at-home fathers. Chapter 1 highlights trends in the likelihood of being a stay-at-home father among those dads who live with their children. It also illustrates how the likelihood of being a stay-at-home father varies for different demographic groups.
Sociologists from the University of Minnesota found work environments that allow their employees increased schedule flexibility and supervisor support are able to also minimize workers' struggles with balancing work and family time.
"This study has major practical value in helping organizations imagine similar ways to resolve their employees' chronic sense of being pulled in two directions by obligations at work and at home," study researcher Phyllis Moen said in a statement.