Insure.com ran the numbers and created "The Mother's Day Salary Index" for this year.
From the typical mom duties, they calculate:
Cooking and cleaning would pay about $12,000 in wages.
Added to that, more than $21,000 for childcare, $7,000 in homework help, over $5,000 for being a personal chauffeur.
Then there's the miscellaneous part of the job -- the shopping, the yard work, the activity planning and finances -- they calculate that should pay $15,000.
And lastly, they say moms should be paid as a private detective for all the time they spend keeping tabs on their kids. For that they would earn $1,000.
The grand total -- they calculate moms this year would get paid $62,985 for the work they are doing.
Moms might say that love is the only payment they accept but this is a nice little reminder heading into this weekend of everything moms do. So maybe spring for the big bouquet of flowers this weekend instead.
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