Being a parent is a very difficult, often times thankless job. That is just being a father. For those of you who are moms, and I know I see it in my life, you can take that and multiply it several times. You are rock stars!

A recent study has confirmed what you moms already know, and what everyone else should also, that what you do is more than what is entailed in a full-time job.

Welch's, the popular juice company, surveyed 2,000 American moms of children aged 5 to 12 to breakdown their weekly schedules. What it equates to that moms work the equivalent of two and a half full-time jobs.

The study showed that the average daily start time for mothers of these children was 6:23 a.m., which of course is around two hours earlier than most who start their respective jobs on average.

Then, there are the rigors of a work day, daily tasks, parenting or household, amongst other things that human beings need to do on a regular basis. Moms, on average in the study, ended their work days at 8:31 p.m.

When we do the math, that is an over 14-hour day, and almost 100 hours a week.

On top of that, the survey revealed that moms get an average of one hour and seven minutes per day to themselves, which is about a lunch break per day.

When it comes to what helps moms get through the days of being the parental role model, and most times the go-to, those who were surveyed said that they couldn't live without constant supply of coffee, the ability to nap, and being able to put on an effective angry voice.

They were also quite thankful for wine, babysitters or family help, Netflix, wet wipes, drive-through meals, iPads, toys, and healthy snacks.

With this information, that really isn't all that surprising considering how much moms do on a daily basis, and knowing that Mother's Day 2018 is coming up on May 13, I think it is safe to say that the moms in your life deserve an extra showering of praise, gifts and love like never before. Although just one day shouldn't show that appreciation, they deserve the best on ever in 2018. Thanks moms!