Crazy about you.
Imagine you were perusing the classifieds and came across an ad that looked something like this:
Self-motivated, caring, hard-working, borderline psychotic individual to take on the following roles on a volunteer basis: facilities manager, psychologist, CEO, cook, day care teacher, housekeeper, computer operator, van driver, janitor and laundry machine operator. The ideal candidate will stay on site indefinitely and should dedicate no fewer than 96 hours a week to their responsibilities (on call the remaining 78 hours). Benefits include warm fuzzy feelings and the occasional macaroni necklace.
You’d be hard pressed as an employer to find anyone crazy enough to take the job, and yet millions of women across the world are working their Mommy magic day in and day out. While most Moms are unfortunately not making the six-figure incomes they deserve for all their hard work, a little bit of love and thanks goes a long way. So to all Moms everywhere, thanks for everything!
Updated for 2012 – What is a stay-at-home mom really worth?
We’ve updated all of the numbers for 2012. Take a look at our new infographic to calculate What a stay-at-home Mom is Worth!
New for 2012 – What about working Moms?
We got a lot of questions and requests in our comments about working moms, and we’ve heard you! Take a look at our new infographic to calculate What a Working Mom is Worth!
Shameless self-promotional plug: For the Moms interested in going back to school but have discovered college with kids is a little tricky (read: impossible), check out all the programs available online! Accelerated courses are offered by many schools, and financial aid is available almost everywhere.
Information Source: Salary.com’s 11th annual Mom survey