12/13/2011 02:06 pm ET | Updated Feb 12, 2012

Modern Moms Are Hiding in Bathrooms? What?

This just in.

A recent survey conducted by Ivory -- yep, that Ivory -- Procter & Gamble's famous brand -- provides us with some interesting and unusual insights into the minds and maybe even the bathrooms of moms everywhere. This national survey was conducted by Wakefield research and over 1,000 mothers with children 17 and under were surveyed.

Have a seat while I present you with these surprising findings.

1. Most moms surveyed preferred to be perceived as the "cool" mom rather than the "hot mom." We are not talking about body temperature here.

2. Many mothers admitted to having hidden in the bathroom to get some much needed respite from their kids.

3. A majority of mothers of middle and high-schoolers reported that doing their taxes seemed to be an easier task than their teens' homework.

4. 83 percent of full-time moms feel that they work harder than stay-at-home moms. 60 percent of stay-at-home moms disagreed and feel that their job is the harder one.

The takeaway message for teens and tweens seems to be that if you can't locate your mother then you might just want to knock on the bathroom door where your mom might be hiding out and working on her taxes.

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