Science confirms it --- one day's work as a mother is equivalent to over two days work of another person! -
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Science confirms it --- one day's work as a mother is equivalent to over two days work of another person!

November 10, 2018 • By Shirley Marie Bradby

It is appropriate to say, that this confirmation is very similar to discovering "hot water".

However, it is important that there is a scientific study demonstrating how difficult it is to be a mother and a homemaker nowadays.

Every woman and mother has personally experienced the load of pressure and responsibility that is felt when caring for children, looking after the house and, perhaps, at the same time also working at an outside job.

A mother's work lasts 14 hours a day, 7 days a week and is, therefore, far beyond the workload expected in any type of job. If you are wondering if it is right to consider what a mother does as a "job", the answer is affirmative. This is because in both cases there is no possibility of dedicating much time to themselves which produces the same negative effects of prolonged work in a job performed without any breaks. 

The study was based on the experience of 2000 women, mothers of children aged 5 to 12 years old. It was observed that for these women the day typically starts at about 6:23 am and ends at - or after - 8:31 pm. The time to devote to themselves, in all cases, was around one hour and seven minutes, out of the 24 hours that make up an entire day. 

The commitment of a mother nowadays - the same cannot be said about a few decades ago - is equal to two and a half jobs. Putting together all the data demonstrates that a mother's day - in terms of stress and things to do - equals two days of a woman without children or a man. 

Based on the interview conducted during the study, 40% of the mothers have the feeling of having to complete an endless list of tasks, without ever succeeding - obviously. 

"The results of the survey show how demanding the role of a mother is and the series of non-stop commitments that characterize her day", said Casey Lewis, director of the health and nutrition sector of the Welch brand of fruit juices, that had commissioned the study. 

What is your opinion about this? Do you agree with the numbers ascertained by the research?

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