New study reveals the average mom’s daily schedule. And It’s really brutal
Raising a child is one of the hardest jobs anyone can have.
As reported by Shared, a study by Welch has found that the average mother's workday is 14 hours long.
About 2,000 American mothers with children aged between 5 and 12 years old were surveyed about the number of hours they spend on child-rearing. The study compared the mothers' weekly schedule.
Spending 14 hours a day to raise a child adds up to 98 hours a week. That's as much as two and a half full-time jobs.
According to the study, the average mother wakes up at 6:23 a.m. and doesn't call it a day until 8:31 p.m.
There's not much "me time" in between, so the day is exhausting for the average American mother. She gets just an hour and seven minutes to themselves after looking attending to their children and their house.
It comes as no surprise that four in 10 mothers describe their life as a never-ending series of tasks. Being a mother is truly tough. The survey asked the respondents what distractions, treats and skills they use to get through another busy day.
Most mothers said they treat themselves with coffee, wine and Netflix. They also take naps whenever they get a chance to recharge and make it through the day.
According to many respondents, having an "angry voice" is a must-have skill in child-rearing. They said they also use many forms of distractions like iPads and toys to entertain their children.
Welch, a juice brand, conducted the study to find out just how underappreciated mothers are. This is not the first study that documented how overworked mothers are.
In 2013, a survey found that the average mother's daily to-do list is 26 items long. Their daily tasks include healthy meals and drinks for their family.