Add to that the external pressure some new moms feel to get back into shape after giving birth, and the situation becomes even more taxing. And that’s without taking into account the seismic changes having a baby can make to your home, social life, and relationship. But while some of these issues get easier with time, it’s likely that they’re simply swapped for new stresses that come as your baby grows up.
Take, for instance, the worry that a mom may feel when dropping off her precious child at kindergarten for the very first time. And starting regular daycare and school is just the start of a youngster’s social development. Before long, they’ll likely have more engagements to attend than both their parents combined.
As kids grow more independent, many moms feel like they’re simply a personal chauffeur service for their offspring. In fact, according to a 2014 study by tire company Goodyear, parents clock up 26,741 miles ferrying their kids around by the time they’re 20. So as well as caring for their children, busy moms have to find the time to also taxi them around.