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Stay-at-Home Moms Report More Depression, Sadness, Anger (Welfare Moms dragging down other Moms)
Gallup ^ | May 18, 2012 | Elizabeth Mendes, Lydia Saad, and Kyley McGeeney

Posted on 05/18/2012 10:36:05 AM PDT by C19fan

The degree of difficulty of being a stay-at-home parent is evident in a new Gallup analysis of more than 60,000 U.S. women interviewed in 2012. Non-employed women with young children at home are more likely than women with young children at home who are employed for pay to report experiencing sadness and anger a lot of the day "yesterday." Stay-at-home moms are also much more likely to report having ever been diagnosed with depression than employed moms. Employed moms are about as emotionally well-off as working women who do not have children at home.

(Excerpt) Read more at gallup.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: moms
You have to read down to discover the "poor state" of stay-at-home Moms is driven by Welfare Queens who stay at home collecting checks.
1 posted on 05/18/2012 10:36:13 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

The “Depression” is the result of seeing their swinging hot populairty and party lifestyles evolve into a morass of bloated belly dependency and a phone that never rings.


2 posted on 05/18/2012 10:43:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: C19fan

This stay at home hubby (retired) learned a few new skills to fight depression - Gardening and Homebrewing. Saved!


3 posted on 05/18/2012 10:43:45 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: C19fan

It’s anecdotal but my wife just started working again after being home for 10-11 years and she is markedly happier but there are a lot of reasons for it I don’t want to go into.


4 posted on 05/18/2012 10:45:24 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: C19fan

If it works for you and your family (and no one else pays the bill) go for it.

Personally, I tried it a few months a quickly went back to the office.


5 posted on 05/18/2012 10:45:51 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: C19fan

Well, you do realize that you aren’t really an American woman unless you are out in the work force?

Women today are told since they were young girls that they are useless unless they get equal pay and equal success of men. It makes sense that they feel bad when they are at-home moms.


6 posted on 05/18/2012 10:46:08 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: woweeitsme

That swings both ways.

My 2 youngest go to private Christain school. I’m made to feel less then a proper parent by the stay-at-home moms who practically live at the school.

They wear their “homemaking” status like a badge....funny thing is, my kids come to school with clean, ironed uniforms, a fully nutritional packed lunch, and completed homework. Some of the kids of the spiritually correct moms are wrinkled, unbrushed and have a poorly packed lunch and “forgotten” homework. And, I’ve been to some of their houses....homemaker??? Really??? When you have to walk a path in the main foyer for all the junk stacked everywhere, your guests (other kids) have to sleep in the basement on the floor because your kids rooms are a such a mess, and dishes are several days old in the sink...well, I just have to wonder what exactly it is that you are “making” at home....


7 posted on 05/18/2012 10:53:57 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: C19fan

Of course they are going to be depressed as long as we have a Kenyan president ravishing the worth of stay at home moms on almost a daily basis.


8 posted on 05/18/2012 10:55:05 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: mom4melody

I left out the part that I’m fine and dandy when they want an extra donation for the school. Then my paycheck is quite convenient.


9 posted on 05/18/2012 10:55:56 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: C19fan

That’s funny....my mom took a 2 hour nap every afternoon and always fealt great!


10 posted on 05/18/2012 11:07:04 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: woweeitsme

They are also being told that unless they have at least one abortion in their lifetime that they are not really a women. That is how bad the feminazis have screwed up life for both men and women. JMHO


11 posted on 05/18/2012 11:09:35 AM PDT by Jean2
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To: C19fan

Didn’t the Stones sing about this like 50 years ago?

What a drag it is getting old!

“Kids are different today,”
I hear ev’ry mother say
Mother needs something today to calm her down.
And though she’s not really ill
There’s a little yellow pill
She goes running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day.

“Things are different today,”
I hear ev’ry mother say
Cooking fresh food for a husband’s just a drag.
So she buys an instant cake
And she burns her frozen steak
And goes running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
And two help her on her way, get her through her busy day.

“Doctor please, some more of these!”
Outside the door, she took four more.

“Men just aren’t the same today,”
I hear ev’ry mother say
They just don’t appreciate that you get tired.
They’re so hard to satisfy,
You can tranquilize your mind
So go running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
And four help you through the night, help to minimize your plight.

“Life’s just much too hard today,”
I hear ev’ry mother say
The pursuit of happiness just seems a bore.
And if you take more of those
You will get an overdose
No more running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
They just helped you on your way, through your busy dying day.


12 posted on 05/18/2012 11:09:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

We train our citizens to strive for a win in the disability lawsuit by encouraging them to all develop “conditions” like depression, attention deficit syndrome, post traumatic stress syndrome or any number of other “conditions” which can score them a lifetime of disability checks on top of all the other freebies they get already.


13 posted on 05/18/2012 11:14:15 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: mom4melody

Oh, God! Another freeper who has seen my home.


14 posted on 05/18/2012 11:33:13 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: C19fan

I think they are referring to unmarried stay at home moms.


15 posted on 05/18/2012 11:45:55 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: C19fan

The Moms that I know that drink, take anxiety medication, and live in a constant “pissed” off state are the Moms who work full time and have young children. Many have told me they feel “torn” between being a good Mom and providing a paycheck. I don’t believe this study. I think it is another “slam” at stay at home Moms IMHO. We get enough “slams”... we sit on the couch all day, eat bon bons, spend our day at the club... anything to diminish the fact that we sacrifice a great deal of financial status in order to raise our children correctly. Sorry Freepers... just tired of the slams.


16 posted on 05/18/2012 11:55:48 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Jean2

They are also being told that unless they have at least one abortion in their lifetime that they are not really a women.

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Really? By whom? In what publications, venues?

I live in the People’s Republic of MD, and I have 2 daughters, one 20, one 27. Never once heard anything like that.

I’d love to see you document your assertion, uttered by someone with some degree of influence (not your crazy, meth addicted sister in law) in some recognizable publication.


17 posted on 05/18/2012 12:07:00 PM PDT by dmz
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To: C19fan
I'll send this along to Mrs WBill.

The only time that she gets "sad or angry" is when she gets harangued by the media, her liberal friends, and militant feminists (including my Mother in Law) about her "stupid decision" to stay home with the kids.

Sez me, who the hell ever died wishing they spent more time at work? Fools, all.

18 posted on 05/18/2012 12:17:27 PM PDT by wbill
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To: C19fan
Non-employed women with young children at home are more likely than women with young children at home who are employed for pay to report experiencing sadness and anger a lot of the day "yesterday." Stay-at-home moms are also much more likely to report having ever been diagnosed with depression than employed moms. Employed moms are about as emotionally well-off as working women who do not have children at home.

What a bunch of Bull...my wife loves being a stay at home (but she doesn't stay home) mom (kids are busy... they are visiting the MUMMIES at the local museum today.)

19 posted on 05/18/2012 12:18:59 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: mom4melody

There’s actually a difference between ‘housekeeping’ and ‘home making.’ Anyone can be or pay a housekeeper. Making a ‘home’ is a whole other story. Housekeeping has its instant reward, home-making not so much. Home-making can be achieved under either set of circumstances, it’s just more of a challenge for women who hold down a paying job. I wouldn’t be so quick to judge the appearance of one’s home any more than I think one’s choice to hold a salaried job should be judged by those who’ve made another decision (or vice versa).


20 posted on 05/18/2012 1:06:57 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: miss marmelstein

No way! I knew that was you!


21 posted on 05/18/2012 2:38:14 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: EDINVA

You know what? If these messy housewives weren’t judging my Christianity by my employment, I won’t judge their homemaking status by the state of their homes and kids.


22 posted on 05/18/2012 2:44:18 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: mom4melody

I was just joking! My house is a mess, lol.


23 posted on 05/18/2012 4:34:07 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: C19fan

Well, if some stay at home moms (not welfare types) are depressed, it is probably because they see what is happening to their husband’s job prospects and the rising cost of food. Libs want all women out of the home and kids in government-run daycare so they can be properly indoctrinated.


24 posted on 05/18/2012 10:48:15 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: mom4melody

Wow, chip meet shoulder.


25 posted on 05/18/2012 10:49:40 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Feel free to get bent.


26 posted on 05/19/2012 4:08:38 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: C19fan

Actually if you read down it says that the phenomenon holds for all income levels, though for poor stay-at-homes it is worse.

Not really surprising. It is tough and isolating to be home with kids in their early years.


27 posted on 05/19/2012 8:48:29 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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