This isn't a new article, but thanks to Diane from WomensDish
, we've just found it. According to a 2003 study by the University of Illinois, the 5:30-7:30pm is an extremely high stress time of day for working married moms - and much less so for single working moms.
From the article:
Single moms may feel less bound to live up to magazine-cover images and standards of the normative American two-parent family -- such as dinner on the table at 6. Without the presence of a husband and father who has to be catered to, things become more simple and flexible.
If you are a married working mom, do you feel more pressure to get dinner on the table because your husband is expecting it or because you think that it's important for your family? If you're a single working mom, do you agree with the findings of this article?