* 1. Do you live in Connecticut or somewhere else?

* 2. Do you live in an urban, suburban or rural area?

* 3. How old are you?

* 4. What race/s or ethnicity/ies do you identify as?

* 5. How many children do you have and what are their ages?

* 6. Do you have a partner or spouse helping you to raise your children? If so, does this person live with you and your children?

* 7. Are you caring for anyone else in addition to your children (an ill, disabled or aging family member or friend)?

* 8. What is the highest level of education you've completed?

* 9. What is your average annual household income?

* 10. Do you consider you and your family to be financially secure?

* 11. Do you receive any government assistance (TANF, SNAP, Project 8, Medicaid etc)?

* 12. Do you work outside of the home? If so, is that by choice, necessity or a combination of both?

* 13. If you work outside of the home, about how many hours a week? What type of job/s do you have?

* 14. If you work outside of the home, who takes care of your child/ren when you are at work?

* 15. Do you find childcare to be a struggle in anyway (financially or otherwise). If so, what is the struggle?

* 16. If you work outside of the home, do you like your current balance of time and energy between work and raising children?

* 17. If you do not work outside of the home, is that by choice, necessity or a combination of both?

* 18. About how many hours each day do you spend on “housework” (cleaning, cooking, planning, household paperwork AND talking care of your child/ren)?

* 19. If you have a partner, do you feel that your partner spends the same, more, or less time on housework?

* 20. What is your least favorite task or set of tasks to do as part of housework?

* 21. What is the most stressful part of your day?

* 22. What do you enjoy about being a mother?

* 23. What is the most difficult part of being a mother?

* 24. What would make your job as a mother easier?

* 25. What and/or who currently helps you the most as a mother?

* 26. What are your fears for your children?

* 27. What are your hopes for your children?

* 28. What do you think your work as a mother produces?

* 29. What do you think our country would look like if people were paid to take care of their children or other dependent family members (either through some type of family allowance or other means such as state subsidies or Social Security)?

* 30. Do you think that could ever be possible in the US?

* 31. Is there anything else you would like to mention about your experience as a mother?

* 32. Can we contact you with any follow-up questions? If so, please include your name and prefered way for us to reach you.

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