This is an excerpt
from the May 2014 edition of Parade Magazine, by Alison Gwinn and Lan
If you want a window into American families today, ask a mom to describe her life. This is what you’ll hear: “Nonstop.” “Overwhelming.” “Chaos.” But you’ll also hear this: “Grateful.” “Blessed.” “Fulfilled.” To mark the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day, in partnership with the Walmart Moms Research Project*, Parade Magazine conducted in-person interviews and polled 1,000 moms to understand what matters most to them in 2014.
Here are a few highlights:
Moms Have a Lot on
47% help their kids with their homework every night
They Keep Their
78% eat dinner together with their kids most nights every week
They Are Confident
That They’re Doing a Good Job
38% consider themselves a better mom than their own mothers
Read more at Parade.com and hear directly from moms on whether they’re saving for their kids’ college education, how they feel about the effects of the recession…and what they wish they had done differently. Get the full story.
* The Walmart
Moms Research Project, which began in 2009, sheds light on a critical group of
swing voters (defined as women with a child under 18 at home, who have shopped
at Walmart at least once in the past month). Learn more at Parade.com.