As a Mum, we don’t have to tell you that motherhood is hard work (not like we’re complaining though). A new study shows that motherhood is equivalent to two and half full time jobs. Being a mother is the greatest job in the world and it may also be the toughest.
Mums Work Load
This study says that the average mother spends 98 hours a week doing parenting-related things like making food, buying food, trying to get/force little humans to eat (for their own benefit), changing nappies, juggling schedules, trying to maintain some semblance of peace and hygiene… It’s a never ending to do list.
According to Yahoo, the study was commissioned by American Juice Company, Welch’s. They analyzed the daily schedules of 2,000 mothers of school-aged kids between the ages of 5 and 12. On average, Mums work from 6:23 am to 8:31 p.m, seven days a week. That’s 98 hours a week. (Truth be told, it’s a lot more than that. We can include the fact that children won’t stay in bed from 8:30 pm till 6:23am and a mums day does not end by 8:30).
Even when the kids are not around, your Mumbrain is still doing Mum related stuff. [Read: Mums There Is A Legit Reason Why You Are Always Tired]. 4 out of 10 mothers surveyed said their week felt like a never-ending series of tasks. And hours disappear to things like reading all the nutrition labels in the grocery store, keeping track of appointments, and googling “how to test for lead.”
Seventy-two percent of the mothers surveyed said they felt like getting their families to eat healthy snacks and meals was a struggle. And 83 percent said they felt pressure to include fruit and vegetables in their family’s diet. Dealing with picky eating can definitely be tough, especially when it comes to finding things that everyone likes.
Mums Day Out
But if you’re a member of the LagosMums community, you don’t need us to tell you that motherhood is extremely time consuming and although it’s stressful, it’s worth it. Mums, you don’t need us to tell you that what you need is a break. Taking time for yourself should not make you feel guilty. Sometimes all you need is a good laugh and good company.
SuperMum when was the last time you took sometime for yourself? Last week? Last year? Never
You are invited to join us at the LagosMums Mums Day Out and Spa Retreat to network, unwind and mingle! #JOINUS
Date: Sat June 30th, 2018.
10 AM to 12noon to network and mingle. Spa sessions start at 12noon. ??♀️ *Booking required. Venue: Oriki Spa, No 7B Ojo Olobun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Fee: N10,000 for refreshments and (1) discounted spa treatment.
Please register at bit.ly/LagosMumsDayOut
Enjoy additional discounts and specials from @orikigroup for #LagosMums
*Limited spots available. Sign up today and book your spot. Share with a Mum who needs some pampering?❤