New moms do more work than dads, according to new study

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVD) -- There may be one more reason to spoil and celebrate moms on Sunday.

A new study suggests women take on a majority of the workload at home after giving birth, even in homes where they thought there was an equal distribution of labor.

Researchers at Ohio State University handed out time diaries to 182 couples, all of them new mothers and fathers.

The diaries showed women's workloads increased by two hours a day, while men's total working time increased by only 40 minutes.

The couples were studied during the third trimester of pregnancy and then again when their babies were about nine-months-old.

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