MSN.com published this provocative article Stay-at-home mom’s work worth $138,095. After spending four days of being an at home parent, while my wife was out of town, I am able to confirm that my daughter's stay-at-home mom is worth every cent, and deserves a raise.
The 10 jobs listed as comprising a mother’s work were housekeeper, cook, day care center teacher, laundry machine operator, van driver, facilities manager, janitor, computer operator, chief executive officer and psychologist. I must admit I only did seven of the jobs during the four days. I shirked my role as housekeeper, cook (we ate pre-prepared foods), and laundry operator.
Truthfully, I do think the article understates the value of a stay-at-home mom. Several jobs, such as nurse, entertainer, project manager, and judge weren't include. Also, another very important job is parenting, which is to develop a productive and contributing adult for the future. The reality is my wife's role as a stay-at-home mom is priceless.
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