Now I am very happy to proclaim that my family has updated appliances (at least to our good enough standard level.) But ya'know, I am incredibly pleased to boast about a family gem that is more esteemed than any one acquired in the past, present or future. My wife, the golden gem and prized woman that she is orchestrated our latest acquisitions. She did all the leg work to make things happen and provided me with the influence I needed to meet her needs. Yes, at one point I almost died, but looking back, I'd...do it again(?), right? Well, you know what I mean. I love my wife Carla!
Carla is a stay-at-home mother of three sons and one daughter. She has not had training from her own mother on how to do the mother thing. She is learning as she goes. She is doing a good job. Stay-at-home mothers, like Carla, deserve much more credit than what is given to them. Financially speaking the services they provide to a family are worth much much more than most realize as well. According to Salary.com:
"Stay-at-home mothers wear many hats. They're the family CEO, the day care provider, housekeeper, laundry machine operator, psychologist, and van driver. Based on a 91.6-hour work week, Salary.com has estimated that a fair wage for the typical stay-at-home mom would be $134,121 for executing all of her daily tasks."
|The Stay-at-Home Mom's Salary|
Mom Job Title
Mom's Work Week (hours)
|Day Care Center Teacher|| |
|Computer Operator|| |
|Laundry Machine Operator|| |
|Facilities manager|| |
|Van Driver|| |
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|Mom Base Pay|| |
|Mom Overtime Hours|| |
|Total Mom Salary|| |
|Average Hours of Sleep|| |
"Even if these mothers were getting paid what they'd be worth on the market, Bottos added that they still wouldn't be adequately compensated. "When you take into account that it represents a 92-hour work-week, and doesn't even begin to factor in that they are on call 24 hours a day, it's not so large. Plus, stay-at-home moms get no benefits in terms of pension or 401(k)."
A BIG, BIG HT to stay at home mothers, especially my Golden Gem!