Endless chores, life on autopilot and only Twitter for company … sound familiar?

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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?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2263347/Endless-chores-life-autopilot-Twitter-company—sound-familiar-Beleaguered-mothers-moan-lives-just-like-Groundhog-Day.html#ixzz2IHA4TSCQ

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