A recent study by the Welch’s fruit juice company found that motherhood isn’t just a full-time job in itself, it’s actually two full-time jobs, with a half a job still left over.
And while some single men – and even some married fathers — might take that number with a grain of salt, one veteran of the mommy wars has no problem proving it’s true.
According to the New York Post, the “motherhood is equivalent to 2.5 full-time jobs” argument came from the Welch’s study that found women with children aged 5-12 self-reported an average daily starting time of 6:23 a.m. with an average “finishing” time of 8:30 p.m. . .
“Assuming eight hours per night of sleep (a generous estimate), that would leave about 14 hours per week for everything else, including eating and personal grooming,” Magness wrote.
“I think most of the moms I know would be surprised to hear they have even that much time for such ‘luxuries.’ Being a mom is a 24/7 proposition, a vocation of such import and responsibility that most moms find it difficult to enjoy ‘down’ time even when they get it (which is hardly ever).” (Read more from “She Was Right: Study Confirms Mom’s Work Equates to 2+ Full-Time Jobs” HERE)