Get some sleep, sis.
Working mamas are being worked to the bone — a fact we already knew — but now there’s a gnarly little study to back it up. (Insert quiet cheer.)
Between running after children, household duties, and trying to keep reports up to date at work — there’s barely any time left to simply just be.
A research firm hired by Welch’s Grape Fruit Juice crunched the disappointing data after studying 2,000 American mothers with children between the ages of five and 12.
According to the report, published by ABC 7, a typical workday begins at 6:23 a.m. and the shift doesn’t wrap up until 8:31 p.m. — totaling an average workday of 14 hours.
Scientific studies are a dime a dozen, but this is one I certainly can attest to. I’m usually up to get to work by 5 a.m. and I return home by 4 p.m. — and then I’m up with the baby until at least 11p.m, sometimes later. I guess I’m clocking overtime.
Look — I didn’t need a stinking study to tell me that I’m tired. The deep bags under my eyes do the trick just fine. This is more for the dads waiting for the dinner, the older siblings who are too busy to help out, and the bosses who won’t get off our backs.
Working mothers are people-pleasers. We bear the brunt and get lost in the shuffle of trying to maintain everything, a practice we can all admit is dangerous and detrimental to our overall wellbeing.
If this is what your life looks like, then you’ve got to get in some me time.
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