Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Price of Parenthood - A CNN Study

Beneath CNN's top news of the Democratic Nomination sits an article that reads, "The Price of Parenthood - Mother's love worth $117,000 per year, study says". You can read the article here.
I probably would have passed this article but decided to take a gander. In brief it states that SAHM work 94.4 hrs/wk. The basis of the dollar amount is due to all the overtime hours we put in for a typical day. And get this a woman that works outside the home makes in comparison (average) over 68K. Now I worked outside the home and have come close to that salary ( I cringe ever time I think about it) But whether you are Mom who works outside the home, stay at home, work at home are far more worth all the rubies and diamonds in the world. There is no dollar amount to equate what my Mother did for me or what I do for my kids now. Although I would like for someone to write me a check for $1,000,000.00 once in a while. LOL

What about you? Is there really a price value for what you do as a mother or what our mothers did for us? Comments are welcome.
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6 comments:

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

It is impossible to give the value, in dollars, the love and caring of a mother. Period. The price of parenthood...priceless.

dcyrill said...

Amen to that Carrie.

Marr Williams said...

You can't put a price on parenthood, but since someone did - I'm glad it was 6 figures. Wow. That number speaks volumes if you think about it.

dcyrill said...

You are right that you cannot put a price on it. It worries me that they have to put a dollar amount to it. No one ever questions, the man as the parent and how much he is worth too the upbringing of a child. Just looking at it from both sides.

Heidi said...

I told my husband yesterday that I had an epiphany and knew why women with lots of kids work outside the home. Its the lunch breaks. They get to have a lunch hour to do whatever they want AND eat! ;-P I kid of course = ) I don't think you could pay me enough to work...even if you threw in a 2 hour lunch break.

dcyrill said...

@heidi - it is an escape for some, and a purpose for others. But if that be the only reason why we work outside the home then we might as well stay home.
You can't put a price on a SAHM, WAHM or one who works outside the home.