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Hey, where’s my paycheck?

Guess what, moms? All that cooking, cleaning, driving, diaper changing, nose-wiping, hugging, kissing and playing has a value. According to today’s Boston Globe, the work done by an average stay-at-home mother is valued at $138,000/year. For those of us who work another job by day and do mommy-duty in the mornings, evenings and weekends, if we commanded a salary for this second job, it would be around $86,000. This seems more than slightly disproportionate to me, but what do I know?

In any case, evidently many companies have realized that mothering develops a unique mix of management skills, and they are actively recruiting them as job candidates. Read the full story here.

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