The Average Mom Spends 97 Hours a Week Parenting, and Does $100,460 of Unpaid Work a Year
Have you spent any time yet planning for Mother's Day this year? If not, get ready to feel guilty about it.
A new survey of 2,000 women with kids found the average mom spends 97 hours a week taking care of their children. Which is like two-and-a-half full-time jobs . . . even though 70% of moms in the survey said they also have a part-time or full-time job.
And if they got paid for all the work they do for their kids, they'd be raking in an extra $100,460 a year. Here are four more stats from the survey:
- The ten most common jobs moms take on are: meal planner, cook, housekeeper, launderer, teacher, nurse, life coach, personal assistant, therapist, and event planner.
- The average mom spends 46 minutes a day cooking, 44 minutes on laundry, 29 minutes on arts and crafts projects, and gets less than one hour of "me time."
- 53% of moms don't get enough sleep, and 47% feel like they don't have time to pursue hobbies, or hang out with friends.
- 69% of moms in the survey said they wish they could spend even more time caring for their kids.
Read more at Yahoo.