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How many hours do we put in as "unpaid workers", doing things for others because we care about (and for) them? Our kids, in-laws, spouses, parents, etc.
I put in an 8 hour day of paid work, but with commute and lunch, I end up putting in another hour unpaid, but not FOR anyone.
When I get home, I get to cook for, clean up after, bathe, and get my daughter ready for bed. that is about 2 hours of unpaid "Steph work". Part of it is for DH, too, but since I do it for her, I will put it on her account. I then get to pick up the house, and do unpaid work for myself (schoolwork).
As for DH, I do some of his laundry, pick up after him now and then, and make his meals, but I would say no more than 3 hours a week.
At times in the past, I have helped his parents due to various health issues, also unpaid, but never unappreciated.
As women, we sure put in a lot of "unpaid" hours!