Twenty-five years ago, when the magazine Working Mother debuted, the name was odd enough to be big news. In fact, deputy editor Jolie Solomon recalls early articles
in the magazine focusing on such topics as getting permission from your husband to work outside the home by promising to keep up the house as well.
Now we expect more from our husbands, but there’s no doubt that women still do a great deal of juggling family issues with work. A recent U.S. Labor Department survey showed that on an average day , Americans employed persons ages 25 to 54, who live in households with children under 18, spent their time on an average workday. These individuals spent an average of 8.8 hours working or in work-related activities, 7.6 hours sleeping, 2.5 hours doing leisure and sports activities, and 1.2 hours caring for others, including children.