Asked how many hours of adult interaction they got per week – not including their spouses – one in four stay-at-home moms said ZERO. The isolation of modern motherhood is driving more and more of us to figure out how to recreate the tribe
The vast majority of stay-at-home moms surveyed in Facebook moms’ groups say they get little-to-no interaction with adults other than their spouses and grocery store clerks on a weekly basis.
Of the 52 moms who responded, nearly 90 percent said they had no local family or friends (other than paid babysitters) – to help them raise their children.
Nearly half (46 percent) said they spent an hour a week or less in the presence of other adults, and more than 80 percent said they spent less than five.
The average amount of time spent interacting with other adults (including grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, mailmen, waving neighbors, and strangers at parks) was just under 3 hours per week.