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Why moms are so tired

According to new research being a mom is the equivalent of 2 and a half full time jobs.

An American study asks why are moms so tired ?

An American study done found that moms worked an average of 98 hours a week.

An average work week is usually 40 hours…. That’s more than double the amount of time.

In this particular survey, 2000 moms of children age 5 to 12, were interviewed.

It was found that the average mom started work at 6.23am and ended their day at 8.31pm

They also discovered that these moms only found and hour and seven minutes of time for themselves and this was usually in the bathroom showering, unaccompanied.

Even on their free time, a mom is still busy with tasks and chores that need to be done.

Weekends were reported as just as busy with shopping, social engagements, sports and birthday parties.

Staggering statistics

Some of the statistics were staggering.

Of the 2000 moms interviewed

  • 40% felt their life was a series of never ending tasks
  • While 70 % were most pressured about providing healthy diets for their children.

As a whole the survey highlighted just how demanding the role of mom is and the multitude of tasks a mother performs weekly.

How moms are coping

With the stress of everyone needing something from mom, the need for self care and good mental health should be highlighted.

To discover how the moms who were interviewed coped, a survey was taken of the “life savers” mom relied to relax and regroup her energy.

These were some of the results

  • Grandparents
  • Babysitters
  • Wine
  • Netflix
  • Takeaway meals
  • Drive through a
  • Healthy snacks
  • Toys
  • Ipads
  • Coffee
  • Naps ( when they could)

Sound like your week?

I think it can be concluded that moms are amazingly selfless, so, when you see a tired mom, offer to help in a practical way …. After all we all would love someone to make us coffee or wash the dishes without us asking.

Author:

Fun mamma S.A. was created in 2012 by Mamma Bear, Judy MacGregor.as a Facebook community page to educate, encourage and inspire parents.

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