A day is usually dedicated to mothers around the world, to appreciate their supernatural and unparalleled strengths to shoulder the burdens they face at home. It’s called ‘the Mother’s Day’, and 12th of March was the 2018 edition. Mothers are needed at home to coordinate the home affairs, from monitoring their kids to catering for their spouses.
Did you know that the art of motherhood is equal to your regular 2.5 work periods? Yes, this means that a mother’s working hours is the same as working in a company.
Research has shown that mothers spend an average of 99 hours in one week within the home.
The study carried out revealed a shocking secret into the strenuous hours mums put into their jobs daily to satisfy their families.
Working for longer hours
The role of a mother within the home is brave and extraordinary. Women cannot retire nor close from the job like regular office work. Regardless of where a mum is working, she just has to endure the stretched hours.
A research was conducted recently, and it further stamped the fact that all mums work so hard, more than your everyday office work hours in an active service. This is because normally, mums start their daily routines from cockcrow till when everyone has gone to bed late at night.
In the study, the schedules of 2,000 mothers within America who have kids between the ages of 4 to 13 per week were examined.
According to the report from the juice producing Welch’s, the company that carried out the research, mums usually set the ball rolling as early as 6:24 am every day. This is an earlier wake time than the time that many people begin their office duties.
Then in the evening, after rounding up her routine, she retires from her labor at 8:33 pm, regardless of the kind of labors she performed, motherly labors or professional task.
In the corporate world and the job market, most companies don’t really stipulate such a long hour daily work time, yet the majority of the American mothers still go through this stress every week, all year round.
It’s not easy combining looking after children and at the same time, keeping one’s profession. It’s very hard, and it demands a week of long hours at work.
When we calculate these hours, in sum, mothers work for a staggering 99 hours at work every single week. In other words, that’s like working for 2.5 times beyond the normal work.
In the study, it was also shown that most mums only have 1 hour and 7 minutes to cater for themselves on daily basis, that’s just a few minutes above one hour meant for lunch.
Speaking on the survey, the head of nutrition and health department of Welch’s, Casey Lewis, said that the conclusions found in the research showcased the extent of mothers’ tough work and the stress it requires. Now people will be able to see the never-ending loads of duties women perform as mums.
For the women who are already deep inside the system, this results will not be shocking to them, because they would’ve understood well the estimated working hours.
Mums perform enormous duties, such as cooking 2-3 times per day, settle disputes within their families, keep the house clean and spotless, sometimes they even drive their children to school. At other times, they are the best teachers for the kids. They teach them subjects, house chores, culinary lessons, truths about life and so on.
Mothers also prepare for occasions like appointments with their children’s teachers, family picnics, school programs, dinner dates and many more. Mothers are experts in scheduling. Mothers are also natural multi-taskers, no wonder they have to work harder and longer than an active corporate worker, thanks to Welch’s for digging up this truth.
Mothers require every assistance that is necessary to get going. During the survey, the mothers were asked the kind of assistance or aid they most badly needed when bombarded with their motherhood tasks, and they said that a steady provision for coffee, the capacity to always use annoyed verbal expressions that work well, and the opportunity to catch a short sleep.
Some also mentioned nannies or help from family members, a cold wine, smartphones, safe snacks, Netflix, toys or dolls, and wet wipes.