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Median Annual Salary: $28,300
Stay-at-home Moms: 8 hours per week
Working moms: 5.7 hours per week
Get comfortable in that minivan, because you're going to spend a lot of time in it.
From the pediatrician appointments as a baby you'll eventually drive to daycare and school. And once youth sports begin (as early as 4 years old in some cases), then you're really in trouble. It doesn't matter if your kids are participating in hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse, karate, wrestling or all of the above, there's a good chance you'll be carting your kid(s) -- and their teammates -- to different venues all throughout the area. Throw in things like music lessons, the theater, and weekends when your kids want to go to the movies, and it's all over. Don't bother keeping the meter running, you'll end up losing count.
"I had the worst of it because I was a school bus driver AND I had two boys two years apart who each played three sports a season," said Cynthia in Massachusetts. "Scheduling rides and troubleshooting conflicting times is exhausting, not to mention trying to stay awake at the wheel when you've been non-stop since 6 a.m."
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