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PARENTS & PARENTING, The Mother Load – Read this before you have a baby (especially if you’re a woman)

By   in the Guardian                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Average age of motherhood and fatherhood in America Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016 Illustration: Mona Chalabi

It seems so obvious: having kids affects men and women differently. Sure, emotionally and financially but most clearly in the simple way mothers and fathers spend their time. And when you actually look at how 10,900 Americanscarve up 24 hours, the conclusion is pretty stark: if you’re a woman who enjoys paid work or relaxing activities, having kids will cramp your style. Being married with kids also isn’t looking like a great idea according to the numbers. Continue reading

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