Monday, May 08, 2006

MOTHERHOOD: Study-Stay-at-home moms deserve high pay

Study: Stay-at-home moms deserve high pay
Mothers' work seen valued at over $130,000 a year
Updated: 1:03 p.m. ET May 2, 2005
"NEW YORK - The old adage that “a mother's work is never done” remains as true now as ever. Today's stay-at-home moms are learning what their predecessors always knew — they'd be making a lot of money doing their job outside the home. Just in time for Mother's Day, an informal study conducted by Web site shows that stay-at-home moms would earn an average of $131,471 annually, including overtime, if they received a paycheck. Article Continues....

“The importance of this calculation or this estimate is just calling attention to the fact that being a stay-at-home mom is not a cop out, it's not the woman's way out of the work force and it's not a job of no value,” said Bill Coleman, senior vice president of compensation at" Article Continues. . .

Well, would someone like to pay me? Because I could sure use the money. And no, not just to buy shoes.

I am posting this article because, yes, it is interesting but it sort of corresponds with my early Daily Report about feeling stressed out because of money but also because I am a new person from what I was a fledgling business woman in New York City. Yes, there was satisfaction from a job well done after lots of hardwork. But, let's face it, the paycheck helped. And what helped the ego even more, were raises. One year I worked so hard that I actually got about 4 raises and three new job titles. I was also pretty good at what I was doing too so that helped tremendously. So now with motherhood and wifehood, the raises I get or give myself have to come mostly from me and from within my spirit. Let me tell you, as a girl/woman, who has always struggled very hard with low self-esteem, this is a very daunting exercise. But, even with all my self-doubt, I have never once thought the job was a "cop out". So Bill Coleman does not have to worry about that.

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