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Median Annual Salary: $28,200
Stay-at-home Moms: 14 hours per week
Working Moms: 8.5 hours per week
There's just something about mom's home cooking.
As the second most time-consuming task on this year's list, it's clear moms are cooking up a storm on a daily basis. Some mothers get really into cooking, even going so far as planning meals in the beginning of the week. That involves scoping out the local newspapers and websites for the best coupons, purchasing everything at the grocery store, and then cooking and freezing the meals for use later in the week. Bonus points for organic cooking and eating healthy.
"Multiple kids usually means multiple meals," said Amanda, a mother of three from California. "My youngest will eat pasta but only with the sauce on the side. My oldest puts ketchup on everything but if mustard even comes near him it's all over. And my son (the middle child) has eaten nothing but chicken fingers since he was three. It's hard to keep up sometimes."
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