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Moms spending less time behind a mop, more in front of a TV
Moms spending less time behind a mop, more in front of a TV

A comprehensive new look at how mothers fill their hours suggests it's time to revise the old saw "A man may work from sun to sun. But a woman's work is never done." The new saw should be, "24/7, there's something to see. Make your own bed, I'm watching TV." Compared to mothers with kids between ages 5 and 18 at home in 1965, contemporary moms spend on average 11 fewer hours per week in physical activity -- including housework, meal preparation, child  care, laundry and exercise. But those same women are logging seven more hours per week in sedentary activity, such as watching TV, surfing the Web or driving. Moms of children under 5 have...

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