There’s a lot of news about mothers lately.
The biggest news comes in a new report from the respected Pew Research folks who say the percentage of stay at home moms has risen to its highest level in 15 years, with close to 30 percent of mothers now stay at home mothers…up from an all-time low of 23-percent.
Some of that they say is due to the economy, with some moms who want to work outside the home not being able to find a job.
But two-thirds of stay at home moms are considered traditional stay at home moms with working husbands…despite what the report says is an ambivalence about the worth of being a stay at home mom.
But according to Salary.com’s new Mother’s Day salary index, stay at home moms are worth more financially than moms who work outside the home.
The survey says that based on what they do and based on the same number of overtime hours for each, stay at home moms are worth 119-thousand dollars a year while work outside the home moms are worth 70-thousand a year.
Just something to think about this Mother’s Day.