Team Sanborn

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

How many hours do you put in?

I have been teaching on-line education classes for Grand Canyon Univerity for over a year now and I love it.  I often hear interesting things from my students and the one I heard today was worth a blog post.  Here is the quote:
"...educated women spend on average 21.5 hours per week attending to the needs of their children..."
I feel like I spend 21 hours a day tending to the needs of my children (and husbands count too right?).  Even if my kids were in school 5 days a week (sniff sniff), I would still have them at home for about 5 or 6 waking hours each day and then the whole weekend which would be more than 21 hours a week right?
Anyone else have an opinon on this?  I would love to see your comments!


Gottrys said...

I don't know that I would call myself an "educated woman", but I know that the hours (and there are many of them over the course of a lifetime) that I spent/spend caring for the needs of my children (and husband) are God's gift to me and I will be forever grateful to serve Him and them!

The Lindgren's said...

I am reading this post...thinking...that comes out to about 3 hours a day. The educated women that they polled for this one must have had nannies...or they don't consider bathing, rocking, feeding, dressing, undressing, reading, playing..."tending to the needs" Or maybe I am just over doing it?!?!

Kate said...

Even if the mom works full-time it would still be more than 21.5 hours a week. I think even when they are in school we still attend to their needs in some of our errands (buying clothes and school needs, laundry etc).