A Mom Study

A story on this morning’s news caught my attention, especially since it’s the day after Mother’s Day. Welch’s (yes, the jelly company) did a study of 2000 women who are full-time mothers of kids aged 5 to 12. After they crunched the numbers, they determined that those moms actually work what amounts to 2.5 full-time jobs, averaging fourteen hours a day and working from 6:23 in the morning to 8:31 at night. All without a paycheck.

Something to think about when we hear someone accuse stay-at-home moms of being too lazy to get a “real” job or too self-indulgent or just plain lucky that her husband works so she doesn’t have to.

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