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Motherhood - the equivalent of 2.5 full-time jobs

Wondering why you feel so tired all of the time? Feel guilty about wanting to take a break? 🤷‍♀️

Consider this...

A (non-peer-reviewed) study analysed the weekly schedule of 2,000 American mothers with children aged 5 to 12 years of age.(1)

They found that these mothers worked an average of 14 hours per day. Starting the day at 6.23am, and ending at 8.31pm, whether it be paid work or parenting related. During this time the mothers had an average of 1.7 hours free time in between. 😮

Think about a typical paid work day (before kids). Add in commute time, or even a lunch break. How many hours is that? Is it close to 14 hours a day (7 days a week)? 🤔

It's important to note that this was a privately conducted survey commissioned by the company Welch. But the findings are interesting nonetheless. 📊

I know society can make you feel like you are 'just' a mum or parent. But there is so much value in the ordinary moments (hours) of love and care you do for your children.👩‍👦

I hope this post helps you feel a bit more seen! As well as encourages you to be a little more kind to yourself when you need a break that you very much deserve.❤

What does your day look like? Do these numbers match up to your experience as a parent?

1. Yahoo. 28 July 2017. Moms work 98 Hours a week, study finds

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