Being a Mom Is the Equivalent of 2.5 Full-Time Jobs

Research has confirmed what every mother knows-it’s actually more work than a full time job. A survey of 2,000 American moms of children aged five to 12 analyzed their weekly schedule.

 The study revealed that the average daily start time for a mom is 6:23am – much earlier than when most people start their working day. Once she has finished all the tasks, whether they are career related or parenting, she ends her work at 8:31pm.

 Not many jobs require a 14-hour working day, and most moms have to do this every day of the week. In total, that makes a mother’s working week a whopping 98 hours of work, or two and a half times more than the average job.

 The survey also revealed that the average mom gets just one hour and seven minutes of time to herself every day – so little more than a lunch hour.

 Moms need all the help they can get, and when asked what they couldn’t live with out, they said a constant supply of coffee, the ability to nap, and being able to put on an effective angry voice.

 Other lifesavers were wine, babysitters or family help, Netflix, wet wipes, drive-through meals, iPads, toys, and healthy snacks.