You May Also Like

jessica biel yoga

Jessica Biel’s fave yoga poses are hip-openers to combat tightness

Grief after miscarriage

It’s 100% normal to feel angry after a miscarriage

How to do a squat, according to Simone De La Rue

Perfect your squat form like Simone De La Rue using this OG piece of gym equipment

10 amazing wellness perks you didn't know you could get at Costco

10 amazing wellness perks you didn’t know you could get at Costco

A Costco gym membership is super affordable

Costco’s gold medal of a fitness deal will get you in shape and save you hundreds annually

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle grocery shop

Looks like Kate isn’t the only royal who grabs her own groceries…

The average mom works 98 hours a week, according to a new study


Thumbnail for The average mom works 98 hours a week, according to a new study
Pin It
Photo: Stocksy/Bruce and Rebecca Meissner

If you’ve ever had wistful thoughts while stuck in traffic or crammed into a crowded train on your way to work about the life of leisure stay-at-home moms must lead, you should know that your fantasies of relaxing while the kids play or nap are just that. According to a new study conducted by Welch’s (yes, the juice company), the average mom clocks in an average of 98 hours a week, which is essentially equivalent to working 2.5 full-time jobs. And they don’t get paid for all that OT…

According to Yahoo! UK, the researchers surveyed 2,000 American moms with kids between the ages of five and twelve, who detailed their weekly schedules. The data shows that most moms start their parenting-related duties around 6:30 a.m. and wrap up around 8:30 p.m. Could you imagine being at the office that long?

The data shows that most moms start their parenting-related duties around 6:30 a.m. and wrap up around 8:30 p.m.

You may be thinking that surely they aren’t parenting non-stop. There’s still probably plenty of downtime to go to yoga, get a massage, or watch Property Brothers. Yeah, not so much. It turns out, moms only get an average of one hour and seven minutes to themselves all day.

Regardless of if you’re a parent who is home or who also has a career, one thing is clear: Raising tiny humans is a lot of work.

Speaking of motherhood, here’s what to say—and what not to say—when your coworker comes back from maternity leave. Plus, why when it comes to intelligence, you have your mom to thank.

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

A Costco gym membership is super affordable

Costco’s gold medal of a fitness deal will get you in shape and save you hundreds annually

jessica biel yoga

Jessica Biel’s fave yoga poses are hip-openers to combat tightness

getting over an ex

Can getting *under* one person really help you get over someone else?

Grief after miscarriage

It’s 100% normal to feel angry after a miscarriage

Personality and bed-making

The biggest indicator of your personality type is definitely whether you make your bed each day

welleco new york city store

Elle Macpherson’s 5 lessons for succeeding in business