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Stressed mother with little boy

Learning to lighten the mental load of life

Do you find yourself crumbling under the pressure of managing your family and your household? You’re not alone. More often than not, partners find that the responsibility for remembering everything falls to one partner more than the other. 

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Snapshot of Australian Families


Parent’s emotions are quite a contrast. The two words parents felt best described family life over the previous three months were happy 49% (↓ from 54%) and stressed 39% (↑ from 36%).


31.8% of families only eat breakfast together on weekends. However 11% (↓ from 12%) of families never eat breakfast together.


39% (↓ from 40%) of parents have struggled to meet essential expenses like food, mortgage/rent, utility bills, child care or important medical care over the past 12 months.


64% (↓ from 66%) of parents are happy in their role as a parent “most of the time”. Sadly however, 1.7% (↑ from 1.5%) are unhappy “most of the time”.