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New Study Finds Average Mom Works The Equivalent Of 98 Hours Each Week

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It’s not uncommon knowledge that being a stay-at-home mom is no walk in the park.

Between cooking, cleaning, taking the kids to and from school, after-school activities and doing just about everything else their families might need, being a stay-at-home parent is a full-time job in and of itself.

That’s probably why a new study shows just how much of a full-time job it can be to be both a mother who also works — In fact, it’s the equivalent of having more than two average full-time jobs.

Yep, read and weep and think about that next time you give your mom a call.

The study, which was conducted by Welch’s, reported on daily duties an activities of nearly 2,000 working mothers with children within the age range of 5 to 12.



The combination of mom-centric duties and actual clocked in working hours came out to a whopping average of 98-hour workweeks for the moms in the study.

That’s slightly less than 20 hours longer than an average workweek for a job that most definitely doesn’t pay overtime.

And forget about a lunch break — the study found that working moms only have about an average of an hour and seven minutes of alone time during the entire day.

Most demanding job in the world? Easily being a mom.

But also the most rewarding? You can bet on that.

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