We are all aware of the fact that the most rewarding job in the whole world is to be a mother. Even women who aren’t mothers recognize this. You’re instantly trained with many different skills like: multi-tasking, organization, communication, managing people, negotiation etc.
To be a mother is the equivalent of a full-time job and it really is true. Even the busiest employees are surpassed by moms!
Moms Work More Hours Than A Full-Time Job Requires
According to a survey performed by Welch’s, the juice company, there were 2,000 moms from America who were questioned about the pressures and real experiences in their everyday lives. They discovered that a mom averagely gets up at 6:23 am and finishes her duties at 8:31 pm.
There isn’t a day off during this job. Averagely, every mom works about 14 hours every day for 7 days during the week. It means that moms work about 98 hours every week! An average employee works about 40 hours a week so this is 2 and a half times more!
Moms also get up throughout the night to calm down their crying baby or breastfeed, so that’s extra. The working hours can even go up to 100 and more every week!
Moms Only Have Minimal Breaks
It is an extremely exhausting job to raise a child. Moms rarely have a break. According to the survey we mentioned before, moms only have about 1 hour and 7 minutes for them every day!
The women reported that they’re having a nap, a shower, a haircut etc.
What Can Moms Do During Their “Me” Time?
It’s really important for every mother to find time for herself so that she can recuperate and re-energize. We are all aware that it can be very difficult, but it is important to rest adequately.
One of the things that women reported to keep them sane is putting their children to bed early. This can do great things for you and you’ll have plenty of “me” time.
Here are some ideas about what you can do: see a movie, visit a friend, get a massage, go shopping, work out, do yoga, go out to lunch or dinner etc. Make this “you” time fun and interesting.
You must always remember that the job you’re doing with your children is amazing. Don’t forget that everyone around you appreciates you. Tell your mom how much you appreciate her and her work as well as all the efforts she has done to raise you. Remind every mom you know that she is valuable. She doesn’t get paid for her job. She is rewarded with unconditional love and plenty of cuddles and kisses by her family!