We have all heard the expression that being a mom is a full time job. However, new research suggests that it is actually two and a half full time jobs!
A new study has found that the average mom works an 98 hours per week, which is over over twice the average working week of 39 hours. The study looked at the schedules of 2000 working mums, with children aged five to 12. They found that the average work day of a mom starts at 6:23am and ends at 8:31pm
Almost half of the mums surveyed said their lives felt like a series of never-ending jobs and duties, while 70 percent reported feeling pressure to provide a healthy diet for their children. The research also discovered the “life-savers” that mums relied upon when trying to do it all became too tough.
The extensive list includes wine (us too), grandparents or a reliable babysitter to step in from time to time, wet wipes, drive-through meals, healthy snacks and juices, toys and iPads.