We knew being a working mom was tough. But, wow! Who knew we were logging this many hours of labor between work and home?
Hey, moms. Tired? Yeah, there's a reason.
Not that we needed a study to tell us how exhausted we are. But Welch's commissioned a study that found working moms specifically, are logging almost 100 hours per week when you factor in family duties and time at the office. Considering there are only 168 hours in a week, that means we are on the clock more than half the time. The other half must be sleeping. Just kidding.
According to Working Mother, of the 2,000 U.S. moms with kiddos ages 5 to 12 who took part in the study, the average working mama starts her day at 6:23 in the morning. She doesn't finish her "shift" until 8:31 p.m., which equates to a 14-hour day answering emails, taking conference calls, making meals, shuttling kids to and from activities, overseeing bath time, and basically making miracles happen.
It's no wonder that the study found four in 10 mothers say they feel like their lives are a never-ending series of tasks. Want to hear the most laughable, yet relatable data researchers uncovered? Working moms are getting about 7 minutes of "me" time a day. Must be when we hide in the bathroom to surf Instagram.
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Or maybe moms are calling on their go-to mother's helpers, which the study also ranked. Topping the list? Wine, natch. As well as Netflix. Too bad 7 minutes will barely get us through the credits of most of our binge-watching favorites!
Do you feel like you never rest as a working mom?