July 23, 2012 2:36 am
Plum District, the San Francisco-based group buying website aimed at mothers, recently surveyed its members to uncover how Moms feel and what they really want during back-to-school season. Among other things, the survey revealed that back to school is more emotionally tolling for Mom than the kids; she is the saddest family member when school starts and she feels some stress as she finds herself juggling even more activities and duties.
Among the findings:
- Many Moms are Excited: 39 percent of Moms feel excited, yet another 26 percent feel relieved.
- Moms are More Sad than Kids: 40 percent of Moms say they are the MOST sad family member, followed by the kids at 33 percent… and the dog at 21 percent.
- Moms' Top Worries: The top reason Mom is worried about her kids going back to school is surprisingly not bullying (that's No. 2) - it's whether or not her kids have a good teacher.
- Moms are Likely to Cry: 54 percent of Moms say they are likely to cry on the first day of school.
- Moms Plan to Write a Special Note: 57 percent will likely tuck a hidden note into their kids' bags.
- Moms’ top requests in this busy time:
- House Help: Nearly half of Moms would like a housekeeper to help with all housework, 19 percent would like a chef, while just over 8 percent said they'd need a masseuse to help relieve stress.
- Family Time: The best part of Mom's day during back to school is dinner, with over 37 percent responding they enjoy when the entire family is together.
Source: Plum District
Published with permission from RISMedia.