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The study also found:


--  Although 90% of working moms feel tired and stressed, over 85% feel
happy and proud.
--  All moms, whether they are working or not, continue to be responsible
for the majority of the household chores. In two-thirds of dual working
families, moms are responsible for 75% or more of all the household
chores, with 97% of those surveyed responsible for half or more of the
duties in the house.
--  68% of women polled would trade in their executive assistant for an
assistant at home.
--  Women aren't receiving a passing grade when it comes to healthy habits.
77% agree that juggling work and family makes it hard to live a healthy
lifestyle with close to 25% of moms reporting that they are not allowed
to get sick!
--  While the good news is that 59% of women surveyed are satisfied with the
amount of time spent with their children, almost half, 47%, are not
satisfied with the amount of time spent keeping fit/healthy.
--  23% of working moms polled would welcome increased support from friends
and family, and 41% want more support from their husband/partner to make
their lives easier.
--  Part-time working moms are closest to achieving work-life balance, with
46% reporting that they are "busy but balanced: I've found harmony
between work and home," compared to just 20% of full-time working moms
who can say the same.
--  Merely 3 out of 10 women are happy with the amount of time they are able
to spend alone with their partners once out of the office.
--  Today's working mom is more mobile than ever before! 67% of working moms
rely on their smart phone to make their lives easier.

"Overall, the survey paints a picture of the modern working mom --stressed and often frazzled, but also proud and happy to be bringing home the bacon and frying it up in a pan," said Rebecca Dube, Senior
Editor, TODAYMoms.com. "Now if we could all just get personal assistants, we'd be set!"

To celebrate Mother's Day this month, iVillage gathered a compilation of personal anecdotes from moms who've achieved great success in their careers -- including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Natalie Morales,
Jennifer Garner, Samantha Bee, Deborah Norville, and Mayim Bialik, among others -- about their transitions back to work after becoming a parent. Found at www.ivillage.com/workingmoms, these funny, poignant, inspiring stories capture a moment that exemplified for them the challenge of balancing motherhood and career.

Methodology:

Total of 760 working mothers with kids under 15 years of age participated in the study

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