Let’s, for a minute, put aside the age-old complaint that parenting is work. A study published in the Journal of Family Psychology finds that moms who work part-time jobs are more happy than stay-at-home moms and moms that work full time. The study also found those with part-time gigs were just as involved in their child’s education as stay-at-home moms. And both the full-time and part-time working moms dealt better with depression in the early years of parenthood.
I understand why dads weren’t mentioned. It takes a whole different set of research tools to study how dads react to these situations, although I think scientists could save time by monitoring beer sales and beard growth.