News Feed Item

When It Comes to Chores, MyJobChart.com Says Moms Need a Break

Study Shows Moms Spend 18 Hours a Week Working Around the House

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - May 05, 2014) - According to the latest American Time Use Survey, mothers are spending an average of 18 hours a week on chores around the house on top of the 21 hours of work in the office each week. The survey supports something that has been basically commonplace since the beginning of time -- mothers carry the burden of a busy household. With Mother's Day on Sunday, maybe it's finally time to make a change and get the kids involved in some household jobs in order to give mom a well-deserved break.

"I know in the past the traditional family was dad working, mom taking care of the house and kids. Well, times have certainly changed and there are fewer families that have chosen or can afford to make it financially in that type of arrangement," expressed MyJobChart.com Founder and CEO Gregg Murset. "Moms across this nation are exhausted from having a career and taking care of things at home. It's about time parents tap into the biggest workforce we have in the U.S. -- our kids."

To help give moms more free time, a chance to relax or valuable family time, MyJobChart.com suggests some simple changes around the house:

1. Delegate - Since moms are traditionally the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of the household, it's time for a little delegation of all those operational tasks. Find chores that are more time consuming than difficult and pass them over to your children. Kids, as young as 5 years old, are more than capable of picking up toys or clothes.

2. Dads, Give More Than Flowers - While flowers are a typical gift for Mother's Day, husbands should consider something that would last longer than a week -- sharing the responsibilities inside the house. The American Time Use Survey showed that while men have been doing more household tasks over the years (avg. 10 hours a week, up from 4), men still spend more time tinkering outside the house than doing dishes or giving younger kids baths.

3. Implement A Routine - There is a reason why schools have younger kids doing the same thing over and over each day -- kids do well following a routine. Parents should create a productive, yet positive, routine kids could follow each day when it comes to projects around the house. Using a system (like MyJobChart.com) change a child who hates mornings and getting ready for school, into a cooperative and friendly child.

4. Complete Projects Together - While moms are finally clearing off their plate by handing projects over to their children, keep one or two projects that allow for some fun one-on-one interaction. Cleaning out closets, putting away holiday decorations, pulling weeds from garden or cooking dinner are ways to share time or talk about things going on.

5. Big Brother/Big Sister - For households with older siblings, let them be in charge. Hand over the reins for a day each week or for a weekend to see how they run the house and handle the younger kids. It shows you have confidence in them and provides them the experience of managing projects.

MyJobChart.com, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a free, easy to use, online and mobile job chart and reward system designed to teach, organize and motivate kids to earn, save, share and spend responsibly. In a little more than three years, MyJobChart.com has accumulated more than 665,000 members, who have completed more than 22 million jobs, earned roughly $3 million and donated to numerous charities including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The United Way, Operation Smiles, Forever Young Foundation and Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation. MyJobChart.com can also be used through its Apple and Android mobile apps, allowing parents and kids the opportunity to save, share and spend from anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.myjobchart.com.

The following files are available for download:

Mike Prusinski
VP of Marketing Communications
My Job Chart
[email protected]
888-907-7121 (O)

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Evan Kirstel is an internationally recognized thought leader and social media influencer in IoT (#1 in 2017), Cloud, Data Security (2016), Health Tech (#9 in 2017), Digital Health (#6 in 2016), B2B Marketing (#5 in 2015), AI, Smart Home, Digital (2017), IIoT (#1 in 2017) and Telecom/Wireless/5G. His connections are a "Who's Who" in these technologies, He is in the top 10 most mentioned/re-tweeted by CMOs and CIOs (2016) and have been recently named 5th most influential B2B marketeer in the US. H...
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of bus...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO also offers s...
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
@DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises - and delivering real results.
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Dez Blanchfield joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Dez is a strategic leader in business and digital transformation with 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries developing strategies and implementing business initiatives. He has a breadth of expertise spanning technologies such as cloud computing, big data and analytics, cognitive computing, m...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Kevin Jackson joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert and Founder/Author of the award winning "Cloud Musings" blog. Mr. Jackson has also been recognized as a "Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brand" by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post "Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter" (2013) and a "Top 50 C...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve fu...