Cheers to the stay-at-home mommy!

Or, for that matter, to any mommy just trying to make it all work.

J. just sent me this interesting little tidbit. Apparently we (mothers) got a cost of living increase in our salary, and we now are “worth” $138,095 a year.

“The work of a stay-at-home mother has an annual monetary value of $138,095, up 3 percent from last year, according to a survey out today.

If paid the salary of the equivalent work that a stay-at-home mother performs, a woman would earn $138,095, the company said.

(I love this – I’m so putting this at the top of my resume…)
“Mothers are not only talented; they’re experienced managers, motivators, decision makers and client specialists after spending time in both the work force and as a mother.

And if a working mother regarded parenting as a second job, that second job would command an annual salary of $85,939; that’s on top of the money she earns in the work place,” said.

J. ended the email with, “So apparently, your market value is $225k — though I think you’re worth much more! ” 🙂

See why I married him?


7 Responses to “Cheers to the stay-at-home mommy!”

  1. 1 Colleen May 4, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    Aawww. Sweet husband.

  2. 2 Jackie May 5, 2007 at 3:07 am

    Very sweet!

  3. 3 Kimmer May 5, 2007 at 4:27 am

    I read this same article Care. We are worth every penny!! Kudos to James for his comment!

  4. 4 Christina May 6, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Aw, what a hubby!

    Now I just wanna figure out how to get that paycheck…

  5. 5 Becky May 6, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    From a stay at home mom…we may be underpaid but we have fantastic benefits that nobody can ever take away!!

    What a great article and a great hubby for sending it to you!!

  6. 6 Aunt Vicki May 7, 2007 at 5:37 am

    I am so thankful that you have Jame — and that he has you!! He is a one-in-a-million and how sweet is it that he realizes your vlaue! There are not a whole lot of women that enjoy that luxury but I know what it is like from experience. And there is no paycheck that could ever cover the respect and gratitude of your husband. Tell him we love him even more now!

    Love to all of you,

    Aunt Vicki

  7. 7 Matthew May 7, 2007 at 7:23 am

    As you know, I had the privilege of having a stay-at-home mother. Because I didn’t thank my mother enough while I was growing up, I now thank you and others like you.

    Your kids may not say it often enough, and they won’t understand the enormity of what you’ve done for them until they’re grown and out of the house, but ALWAYS know that you are doing an amazing thing. All stay-at-home mothers/fathers should realize that what they are doing will someday mean so much to their children.

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