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I feel like we’ve talked about chores a lot lately since Maney has been banned from cooking

Feel like you’re the one doing most of the chores and taking care of the kids? New research says if you’re a woman, you’re probably right. Women are more likely to spend double the amount of time than men on caregiving and doing housework, according to Good Morning America and a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 19 studies on over 70-thousand people around the world and found that women in the U.S. spend about four-and-a-half hours a day caring for their families and homes, while men spend about 2.8-hours a day on the same or similar tasks.

While this may not be surprising news to any women out there who are living that, what the study points out is that all that unpaid and “invisible” labor can take a major toll on women’s health and lead to burnout. Author and mom Eve Rodsky says the type of unpaid labor women take on can be just as important as the amount of time spent doing it, as far as mental health is concerned. She says men tend to do things they can do on their own timetable, like mowing the yard, while women are still mostly responsible for things like meal planning, grocery shopping and picking up sick kids at school.

After talking with other moms during the pandemic, Rodsky came up with a list of the top chores that negatively impact mothers’ mental health the most. “The Dirty Dozen Tasks” are:

  1. Laundry
  2. Groceries
  3. Meals
  4. Home Supplies
  5. Tidying Up
  6. Cleaning Dishes
  7. Garbage
  8. Discipline
  9. Screen Time
  10. Homework
  11. Watching the Kids
  12. Managing Social Interactions

Source: Good Morning America

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