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One Mom's Perfect Imperfection: Do Children Make Women More or Less Happy?

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19 October 2009

Do Children Make Women More or Less Happy?

That is the controversial question that was discussed this morning on the Today Show.  Research shows that children make women less happy.  What do you think?  Click here to see the video.

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  • At October 20, 2009 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Liz and the kids said...

    I watched the video. Personally, I think women have finally realized that they CAN say that being a mom isn't perfectly magical 100% of the time and also that perhaps there are other facets of their life outside of parenting that fulfill them. I chuckled at their 1972 date and ties to education, etc. I think the underlying theme is that women realize they can do whatever they'd like in life, and are pursuing that through avenues like education, etc.

     
  • At October 20, 2009 at 4:40 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

    I agree, Liz. No woman wants to admit she isn't superwoman. Also, I know women that had kids because their spouse wanted kids or because it was what all of their friends were doing so they felt it was just the natural order of things. They didn't really want to have kids. Not that they don't love their children, but they are ALWAYS depending on the grandparents or babysitters to take over when they want to go out and do whatever they want to do when they want to do it. It's obvious they feel robbed of something since having kids.

     
  • At October 26, 2009 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

    I saw this too on the Today show. I think it's interesting that we now as a society have so much more than previous generations. Not only material things, but technology that makes our lives much easier. Yet we are unhappier? My theory-the generations of the past attended church more (on a whole) and as a society were "closer" to God while I think this generation moves farther away-i.e no pledge of allegiance in schools, etc. It's interesting to reflect where happiness and fullfillment in life truly come from.

     
  • At October 26, 2009 at 1:27 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

    Jenn, I have to completely agree with you. Good points!

     

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