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A Mother’s Work is Never Done June 21, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — meganclose @ 9:14 am

    Mother’s Day was last month, but I found this article interesting.


    According to recent research findings from, the typical 

  American stay-at-home mom would make $138,095.00 a year if she were

  paid for her work.  This is a three percent raise from last year’s

  computation of $134,121.00.


    According to the findings, mothers put in a 92-hour work week (40 at

  base pay and 52 overtime).  This is arguable to many mothers, who

  would attest to being on the job 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  I

  see that more as a 40-hour week with 148 hours of overtime.


    They listed ten jobs as comprising a mother’s work: cook,

  housekeeper, janitor, day care center teacher, psychologist, laundry

  machine operator, computer operator, van driver, chief executive officer

  and facilities manager.  I would also add several other jobs: guidance

  counselor, secretary/receptionists, nurse, personal assistant/manager,

  motivational speaker, tutor, seamstress, personal shopper, nutritionist,



    Regardless of what makes up the duties of a stay-at-home mom, it is

  an unpaid volunteer position.  The perks are said to be immensely

  fulfilling, but it wouldn’t hurt to be able to get a 401K in there

  somewhere…except you can’t retire.


    What do YOU think?


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