Study: Average Work Week For Moms Is 98 Hours

A study looking into the lives of  2,000 moms with kids between five and 12-year-old found that the average mom “clocks in” at 6:23 a.m. and “clocks out” at 8:31 p.m., averaging 14 hour work days, including weekends (because moms never get a day off) which averages out to be nearly 100 hour.

“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,” said Casey Lewis, MS, RD and Health & Nutrition Lead at Welch’s, via Yahoo. “Busy moms may identify with the list of ‘lifesavers’, which highlights not just a rigorous workload but a constant requirement to feed and fuel the family, week in and week out.”

To help ease the pressure of the never-ending daily tasks, moms are turning to iPads, Netflix, fast food and coffee.

“Anything that can be done to make mom’s life a little bit easier can make all the difference, whether it’s a well-timed healthy snack, a small glass of 100 percent fruit juice or simply the chance to grab a nap,” said Lewis.

Essentially, women are working the hourly equivalent of more than two full-time jobs.

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