According to an NPR broadcast this morning, if mothers were paid a salary, it would be $117,000 per year. Most of that pay would be from overtime since mothers work an average of 100 hours per week.

You might not be able to give your mother a monetary thank you this Mother’s Day, but she does deserve a giant helping of appreciation and gratitude. What would we do without mothers!!!

Click here to read/listen to the story.


1 JHS May 11, 2008 at 10:04 am

Thanks for participating in this week’s Carnival of Family Life, hosted at Write from Karen! Be sure to stop by on Monday, May 12, 2008, and peruse the other wonderful articles included in this week’s edition!

2 PlanningQueen May 13, 2008 at 4:09 am

I blogged about this too.:) Pretty amazing figure, but I think mother’s know that it actually too precious to put a real figure on it!

BTW – I have a free e-book to download on my my site that you might be interested in called Planning With Kids Top 100 Tips.

3 Robyn August 27, 2008 at 1:38 pm

I’ve seen this before, how you add up all the things mother’s do, maid, cook, accountant, therapist (lol)-too bad you can’t list all of those when asked your oocupation. Thanks for the note of worthiness!

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