Is parenting harder than working?

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Is parenting harder than working?
Wed, 10-09-2013 - 3:15pm

If you think that it is, you aren't alone: 

A new Pew Research Center analysis confirms what many moms already know: the work of parenting is way more exhausting than work work. Analyzing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2010 "Well-Being Module" of the American Time Use Survey, Pew found that parents rate 12 percent of childcare tasks "very tiring," but only 5 percent of paid work-related responsibilities as such. Childcare is even more taxing than housework, with 7 percent of household chores classified as the most tiresome.

Read more: http://www.ivillage.com/pew-research-report-says-childcare-harder-work/6-a-549122

For me, I think it's harder because it's not as controllable as your work environment.  Children can be very unpredictable!

What do you think?