Study Shows Mothers Work 98 Hours Per Week—The Equivalent of Two and a Half Full-Time Jobs

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Something the study also looked at was the common pressures of motherhood. Eight in [10] moms (83 percent) feel pressure to include fruit and vegetables in their family’s diet. 72 percent of moms surveyed said they struggle to feed their kids healthy snacks and meals, stating that one of their go-to mommy ‘lifesavers’ is the drive-thru.

Convenience is KING, ladies.

Other ‘lifesavers’ noted by the study included baby wipes, Netflix or kids television shows, and iPads or tablets.

“When it comes to making decisions around a family’s diet and overall nutrition the burden often lands with [a] mom who, as the survey shows, has very little time to spare,” said Lewis. “The ability to offer a quick snack or beverage that she can be reassured is nutritious for the whole family is something that can’t be underestimated in making a difference to her day.”

Something else that can’t be underestimated with these results is the need for support “in the workplace” — whatever that may look like to you as a mom.

You have to be operating with an overflowing cup in order for the rest of life to run smoothly mama, so be sure you’re getting what you need. Time away, strong community, and a good cup of coffee are foundational in making sure your two-and-a-half full-time jobs run smoothly.

Bri Lamm
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