housework

Typical mother puts in shifts with more than 10 hours a day dedicated to family activities such as cleaning up after the children , helping with homework and bedtime rituals.

This may not come as a surprise for many women — mothers give 70 hours a week to household chores, a study has found.

The study of 3,000 British mothers, with at least one child under 16 years, found that the typical mother puts in longer shifts than a junior doctor, with more than 10 hours a day dedicated to family activities such as cleaning up after the children , helping with homework and bedtime rituals.

The researchers calculated that the average mother could earn £37,000 if she was paid the going rate for chores such as cooking and cleaning — enough to cover the cost of hiring a nanny, cleaner and tutor to do the tasks. A third of mothers get less than six hours of sleep at night, while 83% reported having less than an hour of “me time” every day, found the study carried out by mobile phone network Three.

It also found that only one in six mothers are happy with their lifestyle, while more than half said they would be content if they had just one more hour to themselves each day. The biggest drains on a mother’s time, according to study, are cleaning the house and cooking, which each take up one hour and nine minutes a day on average.

Mothers then spend another 63 minutes tidying up after their children and 61 minutes washing dirty clothes.

Via Times of India 

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