Endless chores, life on autopilot and only Twitter for company … sound familiar?
Posted by: Sue Atkins
It’s tough being a Mum – as this survey shows.
- Eight out of 10 full time mothers spend their week on autopilot
- A monotonous daily routine coupled with the demands of children and housework are to blame
- One in four mothers are forced to rely on social networking sites for company
Eight out of ten mothers believe their lives are like a rerun of the film, Groundhog Day, a new survey has found.
Experts studied the daily routines of 2,000 stay-at-home mothers and found that eight out of ten spend the majority of their week on autopilot conducting the same chores in exactly the same order.
The alarming results showed a large percentage of full time mothers now only have social networks to break up the monotony of ferrying children to and from school and clubs and managing the home.
Researchers also uncovered the repetitive detail in which the jobs are carried out, beginning with getting the kids out of bed at 7.15am and out of the door by 8.05am.
Other jobs which are carried out in the same order each and every day include finishing the laundry by 2.45pm and picking up the children by 3.45pm.
The study also found that the tedium of repeating the same routine has resulted in more than half of the mothers polled suffering from nosediving confidence.
What’s your experience?