I started rethinking about this when I watched my daughter try to tackle her new life as a working mom. I had forgotten how tough that task of being a mom could be even without adding the full-time job.
Since jobs are sometimes valued solely for their monetary yield, it's no surprise the dollar value of running a household and raising a family full-time is debated. This year there are 5.1 million stay at home moms.
The calculation can be disparaging or romanticized, depending on who does the math.
This year, when Salary.com looked at all the jobs that moms do and what each would cost in the work world if you hired someone, it said a stay-at-home mom's work is worth a whopping $112,962 a year.
I am sure I am leaving out something but here is a list of some of the jobs moms do: driver, cook, babysitter, janitor, housekeeper, and book keeper. Salary.com also estimated she works about 94 hours a week.Did you know the monetary value of a stay-at-home-Mom, or stay-at-home-Dad? Has your perspective on that changed as you aged? Can you add any other jobs to the list that Moms/Dads do?