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Survey of the true feelings of mothers raising children More than 80% of them are worried about balancing work and family. Cocone sends encouragement to mothers who work hard every day

[Survey of the true feelings of mothers raising children] More than 80% of them are worried about balancing work and family. Cocone sends encouragement to mothers who work hard every day

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Press release: May 12, 2024
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[Survey of the true feelings of mothers raising children] More than 80% of them are worried about balancing work and family. Cocone sends encouragement to mothers who work hard every day
photo by PIXTA
Many mothers may be worried about balancing work with raising children. According to a survey by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, in 2021 there were 11.77 million households in which both employees worked. Dual income is no longer uncommon. Therefore, this time, Hagukumi Plus Co., Ltd. (Head office location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Representative Director: Shohei Yamamura), which is well-known for the clay cream shampoo of “cocone”, will talk about “balancing work, housework, and childcare” on Working Moms 101. We conducted a questionnaire survey on the following people. We explore the true feelings of mothers who work while raising children.
Survey overview
* “Balancing work and housework/childcare” survey*
Survey target: Parenting mothers in their 20s to 50s with both parents working Survey method: Internet survey
Survey period: April 11, 2024 to April 22, 2024
Survey area: Nationwide
Number of valid responses: 101 people
(breakdown)
・Age: 12 people in their 20s, 48 ​​people in their 30s, 26 people in their 40s, 15 people in their 50s
・Employment type: 40 full-time employees, 35 part-time employees, 8 contract employees, and 17 others
Research institution: Lancers
Survey results summary
– 83.2% of mothers had trouble balancing work, housework, and childcare. – The most voted work-related issue was “emergency response.” – 63.4% of moms answered that their partner helped them.
– More than 80% of mothers have trouble balancing work and housework and childcare!
When we asked 101 dual-income mothers, “Do you have any problems balancing work, housework, and childcare?”
83.2% of respondents answered, “I have trouble balancing work, housework, and childcare”*.
Struggling to work and raise children in a limited amount of time can leave you physically and mentally exhausted. There are bound to be days when you think, “I can’t do my best anymore.” Because both of us are working, we often have problems with both work and family. Therefore, in the survey, we asked about * “work-related worries” * and * “family-related worries” *.
Work-related concerns of dual-income mothers 1. Emergency response The most common response regarding work-related concerns was * “Difficult to respond to unwell children or emergencies,” * with 54 responses, more than half of the total*.
There may be days when your child is unable to attend kindergarten or school due to a sudden fever or feeling unwell. Even if your child is doing well, they may suddenly have to take a day off due to class closures, etc.
What measures do mothers take in emergencies like this?
* Q. Is there anything you are working on or devising to resolve your worries? * ・I explained this to my boss and am working shorter hours. I work in a workplace where many people have children, and I am asked to take time off if my child is not feeling well. (Full-time employee, 20s, child’s age)
2 years old)
・I work short hours. In case she is not feeling well, she has registered childcare services and babysitters for sick children. (Full-time employee, 30s, child age 3 years)
– Keep in close contact with your grandparents and ask them for help in case of an emergency. (Full-time employee, 30s, children ages 4, 7, and 12)
* Shorten your working hours and secure a place to leave your child in case of emergencies such as daycare for sick children *
There were many mothers who were trying to come up with new ideas. If you have someone close to you that you can rely on, one way to do this is to ask them.
Work-related worries of dual-income mothers 2. Not able to devote themselves to work
Regarding “work-related concerns”* 33 responses* included “I can’t devote myself to work.”
Mothers who work while raising children are constantly required to balance work, housework, and childcare within their limited time. Although you may want to devote yourself to work, you may be forced to compromise somewhere in order to balance work with family.
What kind of things do these moms do to devote themselves to work? * Q. Is there anything you are working on or devising to resolve your worries? * ・My husband works on his day off. (Contract employee, 20s, children ages 2 and 7)
・On holidays, reduce housework as much as possible and rest your body. (Part-time worker, 50s, children ages 14 and 17)
・Keep your head clear by tidying up your surroundings and finishing things that need to be done first. This will help you change your mind and focus on your work. (Occupation, other, 30s, age of children) (11 years old, 13 years old)
In order to concentrate on work in their limited time*, many mothers valued taking care of their physical and emotional well-being*. It is also important to find a method that suits you and your family. In such a situation
“I changed jobs because it was difficult to take time off or go home. (Full-time employee, 30s, children ages 8 and 6)”
A voice saying,
“Because I work with the understanding that I will have to suddenly take a day off due to my children’s circumstances or leave early for school events, etc., I have given up on doing more responsible work and improving my skills. (Part-time) Part-time job, 40s, children’s age
14 and 16 years old)” were also received.
Work-related worries of dual-income mothers 3. Difficulty taking time off *There were 19 responses* saying that it was difficult to take paid vacations or days off.
For mothers who work while raising children, sudden breaks are inevitable. On the other hand, some mothers may be worried that taking time off from work will interfere with their duties or cause trouble to their co-workers.
Therefore, we asked them about the measures they have taken to solve the difficulty of taking time off.
* Q. Is there anything you are working on or devising to resolve your worries? * ・Communicate with your boss and colleagues so that you don’t get in trouble when you have to take a sudden day off. (Contract employee, 20s, children 1 and 2 years old)
・Work diligently on a regular basis, and prepare for future plans in anticipation of taking time off. (Part-time worker, 40s, children ages 16 and 20)
・I always work hard to prepare for emergencies and make it easy for my requests to be met when something happens. (Occupation and others, 30s, children’s ages 11 and 13)
No matter how careful you are about your child’s health on a daily basis, there are times when you suddenly need to take a day off. People at work can help you in times like these.
The results of the survey also revealed that mothers place importance on building relationships of trust with those around them.
Problems related to childcare for dual-income mothers 1. Not being able to do housework satisfactorily
Next, we will introduce concerns about childcare and housework. The most common response* was “I can’t do housework (cooking, cleaning, etc.) satisfactorily” with 49 responses*.
* Q. Is there anything you are working on or devising to resolve your worries? * – Cook a lot of food, eat it many times, or remake it. (Occupation, other, 30s, children’s ages: 4, 7, and 12 years old)
– Utilizes electric cooking utensils. After the baby is put to bed, focus on cleaning only one area. (Full-time employee, 30s, child age 5 years)
– Utilizing time-saving home appliances and home-delivered meal kits. (Full-time employee, 30s, children ages 6 and 8)
If both of you work, you have limited time even if you want to do housework before going to work or after returning home. When trying to do housework properly, each step takes time, and the physical strength of the mother herself is not limitless.
Therefore, many mothers seem to be using time-saving home appliances, supermarket prepared meals, and delivery services* to complete their daily housework.
Problems related to childcare for dual-income mothers 2. Lack of time with children
The next most common response was * “I don’t have enough time to spend with my children”, with 37 responses*
was. Especially on weekdays, it seems that many people find it difficult to take time to spend time with their children, especially on weekdays, as time passes by with work and housework.
However, it goes without saying that mothers want to spend time with their children and talk to them properly. There may be moments when you wonder if you are communicating properly with your child. We also asked mothers about their ideas.
* Q. Is there anything you are working on or devising to resolve your worries? * ・I try to communicate by going to the park on weekends and on my days off from work, and doing activities that I wouldn’t normally be able to do at work. (Full-time employee, 20s, child’s age)
1 year old)
・When I am in the car picking up school children, I try to listen to stories about the school and the children. My 6-year-old child takes a bath with me, asks me about what happened that day, and plays Shiritori. (Full-time employee, 30s, child’s age)
1 year old. 6 years old, 9 years old)
・Before and after I’m away from home, I make sure to ask them how they plan to spend their time while I’m away. In addition to making frequent calls, she also has a monitoring function on her kids’ cell phone so she can keep track of where her children are. (Part-time worker, 40s, children’s age)
8 years old / 10 years old)
・I am conscious of spending as much time as possible with my children and smiling, without demanding the quality of my housework. (Full-time employee, 40s, children ages 3 and 9)
Concerns related to “childcare” for dual-income mothers 3. Lack of (little) cooperation from family members
* There were 19 responses to “no/little cooperation from partners”*. It is no exaggeration to say that in a family where both parents work, the cooperation of the partner is most important. There are limits to being able to handle housework and childcare alone.
However, when both parents are working and raising children, communication tends to be lacking. Isn’t it the current situation that you don’t have a chance to talk slowly because you’re both busy and it’s hard to find time?
I learned that mothers who have such concerns are also trying to find ways to cooperate with each other.
* Q. Is there anything you are working on or devising to resolve your worries? * ・When you want to make a specific request, say so. clearly and surely. Because if you don’t do that, it won’t really get across. (Part-time worker, 30s, children ages 7 and 10)
・Try not to worry about the details. As much as possible, communicate verbally what you want your partner to do and your opinions. Express your gratitude to each other. (Full-time employee, 30s, child’s age) 3 years old, 8 years old)
・I give specific instructions such as “Do 〇〇.” (Part-time worker, 40s, children ages 1 and 4)
Some respondents said they did not have any problems even if both of them worked. What are the ingenuity of mothers?
* 17 mothers answered that they had no problems balancing work, housework, and childcare. *
Many people were able to get help from people close to them, such as their partners or parents.
* Q. Is there anything you are trying to do or are conscious of so that you don’t have any worries? *
・Convey clearly what you want from your partner. (Part-time worker, 30s, child age 1 year old)
・My parents are helping me raise my child. (Part-time worker, 30s, children ages 7 and 9)
・I split my time with my husband and work. My husband is fully remote. (Part-time worker, 20s, child age 10 months)
One of them said, “My part-time job is very understanding, so if I suddenly feel unwell, I can go home right away, and even when my child has an event, I can take time off properly.I am able to raise my child even though I only have one surgery.” (Part-time worker, 40s, children’s age)
9 years old)”
* The environment surrounding working mothers also seems to hold the key to balancing work and childcare.
63.4% have partner cooperation! What is the ideal division ratio? Cooperation from your partner is also important in order to balance work and family when both parents work. Therefore, we conducted a survey asking * “Is your partner cooperative with housework and childcare?” *
When asked, out of 101 people, *64* answered that they would cooperate. *29 people* answered “I can’t say”
. *8 people* answered that they would not cooperate.
We then asked * “Please tell us the current ratio of housework and childcare responsibilities.” * The most common answer was “Mom: Dad = 8:2” (22 people*
)was. * “9:1” * and * “5:5″ * were the second most common, with * 17 people* responding each.
Some families relied not only on moms and dads, but also on
grandparents and children, such as in a 4:3:3 ratio of mothers, fathers, and parents.
There are also couples who change the proportion of childcare and housework. “Child care is mom: dad = 3:7, housework is 7:3”* Divide the division based on each person’s strengths and weaknesses and what they can do*
It seems like it is.
* 8 people* answered that “Moms bear 100% of the burden”*
Sent from. On the other hand, one person answered that the burden of housework and childcare is lighter on mothers than on fathers, with a ratio of 4:6 between mothers and fathers. Looking at the whole thing, *
The result was that mothers were burdened with more housework and childcare*. When we were then asked about the “ideal burden ratio,” 43 out of 101 mothers answered, “I’m fine with the current burden.”* * 23 mothers are “5:5″ *
I answered.
・The current situation suits us. The main reason is that children’s likes and dislikes can change depending on the day, such as “I like mommy” or “I like daddy”, so it may be better to be designated. (Full-time employee, 30s, child’s age)
3 years old, 6 years old)
・The current structure of both parties doing what they can is suitable for our family. (Occupation, other, 40s, children’s ages 18 and 15) ・5:5 is ideal. However, I think that the limit is 6 for me and 4 for partners in terms of the job description. (Full-time employee, 30s, children ages 8 and 3)
・Me 7: Partner 3 is ideal. I would like them to help out with cleaning and laundry on their days off. (Occupation, other, 50s, child’s age: 16 years old)
“Value your time too” Messages of support from senior mothers photo by PIXTA
When we asked working mothers* “Do you want to continue working?”*, 91 mothers answered*.
“Yes” was the answer from the mother. A large number of moms found it positive to continue working.
Many respondents cited economic benefits as reasons for continuing to work, such as “for my children’s future” and “to save money.” Besides this*
Some mothers feel the benefits* of “connecting with society” and “having their own place.” Working is not only for the family, but also for the fulfillment of the mother’s own life*
It is also greatly involved.
Lastly, we would like to introduce some encouragements from working mothers who are working hard to balance work and family for their families.
・It’s hard to be busy with time and housework and childcare, but if you don’t consciously pay attention to your children, they will grow up quickly and you will feel lonely. (Full-time employee, 20s, child’s age)
2 years old / 0 years old)
・I don’t have time for myself, but I hope I can take my time and drink a cup of coffee! (Full-time employee, 20s, child age 1 year old) – Balancing both is difficult and difficult. But you can do something, and if your partner can’t help you, you can rely on useful appliances and things. It’ll be fine somehow. (Part-time worker, 30s, age of children)
7 years old / 10 years old)
・Please move forward while making choices that are good for your child and yourself. Even if there is a substitute for the job, there is no substitute for the mother. (Full-time employee, 30s, child’s age) 6 years old, 8 years old)
・Since you are working, do your housework with dignity even if you don’t have to put in a little effort. I think cutting corners is just the right thing to do! (Full-time employee, 30s, child age 8 years) ・Housework, childcare, and work are all difficult things to do, but I think there are times when each of them helps me. Even though I have a hard time at work, I feel comforted by my children, and because I have a job, I don’t have to worry about it…I’m just spending my time thinking about it! (Occupation, other, 40s, age of children) 3 years old, 5 years old)
We will also introduce encouragement from senior mothers who have overcome the challenge of balancing work, housework, and childcare, and whose children have grown up.
・Please carefully face what comes to you at the time. (Occupation, etc., 50s, Children’s ages: 24, 21, and 13)
・I think the most important thing is understanding in the workplace, but also the relationship with your partner. (Part-time worker, 40s, children ages 20 and 16)
・No matter where you look at raising children, there are always challenges that are unique to children of that age. There are also experiences and joys that can only be experienced at that age. I hope you can take joy to the fullest and feel happiness. It may be difficult or painful, but please be sure to praise yourself and say, “I’m doing a good job” and “I’m doing my best.” If you’re having a hard time, just asking a third party to help you (free consultation or assistance sponsored by the government, etc.) and having them listen to your concerns can make a difference. Please don’t carry it alone. (Occupation, other, 50s, age of children)
23 years old, 25 years old)
・Let’s live a good life together! (Part-time worker, 50s, children ages 14 and 16)
– Parenting will definitely end, so let’s do our best. (Full-time employee, 50s, children 24 and 26 years old)
Cheers to mothers who are working hard. cocone’s Mother’s Day project “mother’s connect”
cocone held a special project “mother’s connect”* for this year’s Mother’s Day. “mother’s
Connect” special website provides a close look at the day-to-day lives of five mothers. We deliver the real life of a mother, such as her daily schedule and how she tries to balance work and childcare. We also held a project where moms who are working hard can support each other through Instagram and X.
Please see the special website for messages of encouragement from mothers who work hard every day.
“mother’s connect” special site
https://www.hugkumiplus.net/crm/2024_mothersday_pr/
cocone official Instagram
* https://www.instagram.com/cocone_official/*

cocone official X
* https://twitter.com/cocone_brand* Product introduction
Product name: Clay cream shampoo
Price: Regular purchase 3,780 yen (tax included)
Sales location: Official website * https://www.hugkumiplus.net/cocone/*
■Official Instagram page:
* https://www.instagram.com/cocone_official*

Company Profile
Company name: Hagukumi Plus Co., Ltd.
Location: 7th floor, High Hills, 1-5-6 Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Representative: Representative Director Shohei Yamamura
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