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Median annual salary: $21,200
Stay-at-home moms: 14.6 hours a week
Working moms: 8.3 hours a week
“And this mess is so big
And so deep and so tall,
We cannot pick it up.
There is no way at all!” -- Dr. Seuss
For the fourth year in a row, stay-at-home moms say their most time-consuming task is housekeeping.
Much of parenting is done in the trenches, which explains why the job of a housekeeper has topped this list for nearly half a decade. The truth is families are messy, and moms help to get things clean (or at least keep the mess at bay). Dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and general clean-up sure isn’t sexy or glamorous, but that’s parenting in a nutshell.
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