Do you sometimes feel like you don’t have any time to relax? Well, you’re probably right, especially if you’re a working mom.
A recently released study done by Welch’s looked at 2,000 American mothers with children ages 5 to 12 and found that the average working mom logs an astounding 98 hours a week “on the job” (which comes close to a Salary.com study in 2011 that found stay-at-home moms worked an average 97 hours a week).
When factoring in mothering the Littles and working at the office, the average mom’s day starts at 6:23 a.m., the study found, and ends at 8:31 p.m. (and only some of that is paid time!).
Think that’s a lot? The study didn’t even take into account weekends, during which most moms “work” an all-day shift. That brings the weekly grand total close to 100 hours worked when you consider all the playing, cuddling, peacemaking, lecturing, dressing, feeding and loving that mamas do all day long.
“The results of the survey highlight just how demanding the role of mom can be and the non-stop barrage of tasks it consists of,” Casey Lewis, MS, RD and Health & Nutrition Lead at Welch’s told Yahoo News.
The study was done by Welch’s as part of its mission to provide nutrition to busy families.
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