If you're in your mid-30s and feel like you've never been more stressed in your entire life, you’re probably right.
The combination of juggling kids, a relationship, and a career while trying to stay on top of expenses and manage a household is causing stress levels in some women to hit their absolute peak smack in the middle of their fourth decade. According to a new study of 2,000 British women, 34 is the age at which they felt the most harried, whereas just nine years prior, at age 25, women felt the most carefree.
Well, as my 9-year-old likes to say, "Duh." Sure, at 25 you may have "stress," as in, "Oh no! My roommate ate all my yogurt and used all my laundry detergent!" or "What should I wear to happy hour this week?"
But, let's be honest, that can't hold a candle to the stressors that come with being a mom.