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The amount of work moms put in is roughly 98 hours in a week

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The average mom reportedly works the equivalent of 2 full-time jobs per week. 

A study done by Welch's Grape Fruit Juice shows the amount of work moms put in is roughly 98 hours in a week. 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 70 percent of moms with children under 18 are in the workforce.

Between caring for their children and for some,  working a full time job, a majority of mothers have an large work load. 

Kirstin Ansteatt, understands the task of juggling it all. 

Not only is she a full time nurse, she's also a student and mother to a kindergartener.

"I work three 12 hour shifts. I wake up at 4:30 usually, drop her off at 6 am and then go to work from 7 to 7:30," said Kirstin Ansteatt a working mother.  

A new study by Welch's Grape Fruit Juice revealed that if you add up the time an average working mom spends at her paid position plus her duties at home, the hours total two-full time positions.

The study consisted of 2-thousand American women with children ranging from ages 5 to 12.

Results found that the average mom starts around 6:23 in the morning and doesn't finish till about 8:30 pm.

"You still have the laundry, the chores, mowing the lawn...everything like that," said Kirstin Ansteatt.

Four in ten of Welch's survey participants felt their life was a "never ending series of tasks."

Amanda Sally, not only is a full time mother but also nanny's for other families.

"24/7. Literally from kid up to kid down. I'm sitting here like, oh I still gotta do this, I gotta do that. Sometimes it's a never ending time to be a mom and also make sure things are safe for the kids," said Amanda Sally. 

No matter the countless hours, in the end, these moms say it's more than worth it. 

"I love being a mom and also taking care of other peoples kids. It's my world at least I know the kids are being well taken care of and happy," said Amanda Sally.

According to the study, some items that mom's consider to be lifesavers are: iPads, Netflix, drive-thru food and of course, coffee. 
 

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