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Sadly, this is how much time parents actually have to themselves per day

We all know how demanding being a parent can be.

But do you ever feel like there’s just not enough time in the day to do things for yourself? Well, you might be right, as a new study has found that parents don’t have much time to themselves.

The study has found that parents actually only have 32 minutes on their own EACH day! How depressing is that?!

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Parents only have 32 minutes to themselves each day, claims a study

The study, conducted by U.S. meal delivery service Munchery, looked into the everyday lives of 2,000 mums and dads.

They found that 32% of parents don’t actually stop “working” until at least 8 p.m. each day, and full-time working parents spend on average around 18 hours a week directly taking care of their kids each week, while 24% of parents spend more than 30 hours each week directly taking care of their children, in addition to other responsibilities.

These other responsibilities include taking kids to school and their activities, as well as picking up groceries – so no wonder it doesn’t give them much time on their own!

No wonder 88% of parents in the study admitted they felt too busy to cook.

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Mums work two and a half full-time jobs

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Another study by drinks company Welch has found that mums work the equivalent of TWO and a half FULL-TIME jobs, that’s 98 hours a week! (An average working week is 39 hours.)

The research also found that mums who do have time to themselves, usually don’t spend it relaxing.

“The results of the survey highlight just how demanding the role of mum can be and the non-stop barrage of tasks it consists of,” Casey Lewis, Health and Nutrition Lead at Welch’s, told Yahoo.

“Busy mums may identify with the list of ‘lifesavers’, which highlights not just a rigorous workload but a constant requirement to feed and fuel the family, week in and week out.”

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.