What’s mom’s work really worth?

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As we honor mothers on this Mother’s Day, there’s a new estimate out on what mom’s work is really worth.

From cooking to cleaning to taking care of their kids, i’s one of the hardest jobs in the world, all done without a paycheck.

But if moms were to get paid based on what they do each and every day, how much would they earn?

Insure.com ran the numbers and created “The Mother’s Day Salary Index” for this year.

From the typical mom duties, the 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 calculated 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 would get paid $62,985 this year, for the work they are doing.

And while many moms say that love is the only payment they would accept, this is a nice litter reminded of everything moms do.

So maybe go ahead and spring for that big bouquet of flowers this Mother’s Day.

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