When you're thinking about having kids, all you hear from other parents is how MAGICAL it is. They usually downplay the whole part about never having free time EVER AGAIN . . .
A new survey of 2,000 people with kids found the average parent only gets 21 minutes of "me time" a day. And moms get even less. 56% said they get less than 15 minutes of time to themselves each day.
Here are four more stats on how overwhelming it can be to have kids . . .
1. Parents are so busy, they don't always have time to sit down and eat. The average parent eats 156 meals a year standing up.
2. 47% of parents say it's impossible to completely take a day off from parenting, even when they're sick. And on average, they feel sick or exhausted 84 days out of the year,but just have to power through it. That's about 1 out of every 4 days.
3. 57% say being a parent has made them gain weight. Partly because they don't have time to eat healthy and end up snacking a lot.
4. 62% of parents say their own health is a lower priority than their PET'S health.
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