Mums, listen up: Apparently, being a mum is the same as having 2.5 FULL-TIME JOBS


by Emma Dodds |
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New research has shown that being a mum is the equivalent of two-and-a-half full-time jobs

This will be the biggest NON-shock ever to those of us who are already on the mum career path.

But it's nice to be scientifically recognised, isn't it?!

Just to confirm what mums have known for centuries, a team of researchers have found that being a mum is equivalent to not one, not two, but two-and-a-half full-time jobs.

TAKE THAT, everyone in the world who looks down on us for having food on our face and unwashed-for-six-days hair.

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The study, which took place in the US, followed 2,000 working with children aged five to 12-years-old.

The team at Welch's, an American juice company who commissioned the study, examined the schedules of the mums.

According to the findings, the "job" of Mum started at 6.23am and ended at 8.31pm, with a working week being a whopping 98 HOURS.

Just to put that into perspective, an average working week is 39 hours.

The study also found that even when mums were enjoying a bit of free time to regain their sanity, they were STILL doing "mum stuff".

And "me time" was limited to a miniscule one hour and seven minutes every day.

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Casey Lewis, MS, who is the RD and Health & Nutrition Lead at Welch's, told Yahoo: "The results of the survey highlight just how demanding the role of mom can be and the non-stop barrage of tasks it consists of.

"Anything that can be done to make mom's life a little bit easier can make all the difference, whether it's a well-timed, healthy snack, a small glass of 100% fruit juice or simply the chance to grab a nap.

"When it comes to making decisions around a family's diet and overall nutrition, the burden often lands with mom who, as the survey shows, has very little time to spare."

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Whilst the findings of this research won't come as a surprise in the SLIGHTEST to mums themselves, it's nice to have hard work recognised and appreciated.

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