Counting Kid Time, Working Moms Work Nearly 100 Hours Per Week

Counting Kid Time, Working Moms Work Nearly 100 Hours Per Week

It's the equivalent of two full-time jobs. 

By Marianne Garvey

Working moms feel like their lives are a "never-ending series of tasks”—and they basically are.

If you add the time a full-time working mom works to the time she spends doing chores and caring for kids at home, she’s likely working 98-100 hours per week, according to a new study commissioned by Welch's Grape Fruit Juice. That’s equal to working two full-time jobs.

They asked 2,000 American women with children ranging from ages 5 to 12 about their day. The average mom is up by 6:23 a.m. and doesn't stop to rest until about 8:30 p.m. And you wonder why they drink wine.

Four out of 10 moms asked say they never feel finished either and that their lives are a never-ending series of tasks all week.

Most moms asked said they get about an hour and seven minutes to themselves each day.

Some things that helped ease the pain of exhaustion for the busy moms were listed as the following: baby wipes/wet wipes, TV, the iPad/tablet, drive-thru meals and Netflix, babysitters and wine. There you go.

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