Supermums outdo company executives
London, Feb 6 : Mothers perform twice as many jobs as company directors and high-flying business people, it has been revealed.
A survey found that mothers perform around 10 jobs every weekday between 7.17am and 8.30am, from cooking breakfast and helping children brush their teeth and get dressed to doing the school run, the Daily Express reported.
In comparison to mothers, business executives face an average of just 4.2 tasks in their first hour and a quarter at work.
Bakers Warburtons, who conducted surveyed around a quarter of 1,000 mothers, said that the breakfast "rush hour" is more stressful than a visit from the in-laws or a parents' evening.
Neuropsychologist David Lewis said women had developed better strategies than men to cope with stress.
He added that the differences in part of the brain known as the corpus callosum "could enable women to deal with some multi-tasking challenges more effectively".