Who knew Moms were so valuable?

I DID!  Having been a stay-at-home mom for nine plus years now,  I’ve learned my value.  My roles include, but are  not limited to: maid, cook, CEO, entertainer, bank teller, teacher, owwie-kisser, chauffeur, MC, nurse,  stylist for wardrobe/ hair, personal assistant, and human coat rack.  I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve been asked, “What do you do?”, only to be followed by “No.  I mean what do you DO?” after I have answered that I am a full-time mom to three daughters.  I have much respect for working mothers – my younger sister and I were effectively raised by one ( love you Mom).  I also know that every mother is a working mother, and we deserve respect.  Now, Salary.com has put literal dollars to our value, both mothers who sat at home and those who work outside the home in addition to raising children.  Check out what I read recently over at MSNBC!

Update: I am now a working mother.  I have taken a weekday position at a new local professional day spa named Spa Synergy.  The pace is relatively slow while I build a clientele.  Just right for me, just starting out.   I’ve decided to take an extended break while my family and I adjust to the new schedule.  I know, I know. All three of you (my faithful readers) are thinking: Didn’t you just take an extended break?  The answer would obviousy be: YES. Yes I did.  I have now replaced, effectively, blogging as my only outlet as a stay-at-home-mother.  I am confident that those of you who truly know me will feel free to contact me at any point in time.  Will I still be reading my pals’ blog? Oh yeah.  Commenting from time to time, even.  So if you’d like to know how I’m really doing or how my family is really doing as currently as possible, shoot me an email!

I love you guys 😉

Erin

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6 Comments

  1. Jenn M. said,

    June 20, 2007 at 8:23 am

    Good for you on the job! I wish you the best 🙂

  2. ben said,

    June 20, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Congrats!

    And moms are the most underpaid group there is, I think.

  3. Dapoppins said,

    June 25, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Even with a slow job you will be busy. However, it sounds like fun. Me? I would spend all my earnings on products and serviecs.

  4. JayMonster said,

    June 26, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Good Luck with the job.

    This Comment makes me the 4th of “3 readers”… does that give me mythical status? 😉

  5. Karen said,

    June 28, 2007 at 8:44 am

    I know you will be happy with your job. Lots of luck with it.

    So now I guess I am number 5!

  6. June 30, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    WOW! Five readers? LOL I never had any idea. No. That’s a lie. I’m sorry. I group my family and DH’s family into one conglomeration and count them only as one. That, and my regular visitors don’t leave comments 😉

    Not trying to guilt-trip anybody or anything…


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